Tanya Sam stayed for two days in the hospital, in which she was diagnosed with acute trauma and gastrointestinal bleeding because of the horrific car accident.
Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Tanya Sam is”back in the swing of all things” after a scary car crash.
“In the movies, time decreases, and it genuinely slowed-down. I will see the car coming. I might believe that our rate, and also my brain is going’We are not going to clear this car!’ I remember starting to scream and BAM!” Sam recalls of the terrifying moment Friday night. “We kind of bulldozed through the car.”
Sam, 40, says she was riding in an Uber Black alongside her fiancé, Dr. Paul Judge, the day before attending the Wearable Art Gala.
The other vehicle was “virtually totaled and entirely smashed” after she says it was T-boned by the Uber vehicle.
“We’re really, really shaken,” she says.
While Judge — co-founder of the company Pindrop — only reported some back pain, passengers in both cars were left unharmed, Sam says.
Though her stomach was swollen and achy, she disregarded off the symptoms.
“I was tired, dizzy. I started taking Airborne thinking, I’m getting something from travel and received through the full gala,” she says. “I literally abandoned the gala and was like; I’m really not feeling well.’ I got back into my and started vomiting.”
“I panicked for a minute. My husband was holding my hair and that I was like,’Maybe its food poisoning.’ And I’m a nurse — physicians are the most peculiar patients because they’re always like,’This isn’t a big deal,'” she says.
No less than an hour afterward, she saw blood in her stool.
“I was like ‘We’re going to the hospital,’ ” she remembers.
Sam and Judge went to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she states the doctors ran several test scans and diagnosed her with intestinal and gastrointestinal bleeding, along with an acute trauma injury from the seat belts.
At the hospital, Sam’s sister, who lives on the west coast, came to take care of her alongside her fiancé. “The love is real, the canine is fake,” she captioned an Instagram photo on Thursday. “Thank you for taking such great care of me.”
Though she thinks the seat belt may have caused some small internal injuries, Sam says the Uber-related car accident could’ve been worse if she hadn’t put it on.
“After we started that Uber ride we weren’t wearing our seat belt and then I was like,’Babe, let’s put on our seat belts,'” she says. “10 minutes later we got into the t-bone accident.”
Today, the Toronto-born reality television star says she is grateful to the doctors and her fans for the ongoing of support.
“So many individuals sent me notes of concern, saying get well soon, sending positive vibes,” she says. “I’m feeling so far greater.”
While she recovers and takes some medicine to finish healing (she says she didn’t bruise), Sam says her most important takeaway is to”listen for a body.”
“I understood I was tired. I was getting dizzy, all these little things. You are only such a hard employee that you soldier through it,” she says. “I simply should have listened earlier for my entire body and put two and two together. It literally was crying out for aid.”