Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Crash-Boom-Bang

Yesterday afternoon I experienced my first wreck. 25 years old…9 years driving…and my ‘no wreck’ streak ended yesterday.

I was side swiped on the back end of the drivers side…I heard squealing breaks and then “crash!”…they are undecided of whose fault it is, they said since I was headed into a turning lane and my end was ‘barley’ sticking out that could come back on me, however this guy hit me HARD—so my insurance company thinks he is all in the fault. My car is a mess, we aren’t sure if it will be totaled or not right now, we are waiting to see what the body shop/insurance company says…Regardless of whose fault it is or how my car looks, I AM OK and for that I am very thankful…

It all happened so fast, thankfully I didn’t see it coming so I didn’t tense up. He hit me so hard my whole body flung against the drives side of the car, my elbow is banged up and bruised as well as my head. I kept grabbing my head and my elbow at the scene and the police kept asking if I wanted an ambulance. I declined so he just put everything in the report just in case--at that time I wasn’t really sore, I was just scared…hysterical is more like it! Since I haven’t been in any type of accident I didn’t quite know what to expect, I couldn’t stop crying—thank the Lord that the police and the guy who hit me where both nice, I just remember thanking them over and over for being so nice to me (I am secretly scared of cops!)…

After the accident Zach took me to his work so that he could change into his personal clothes (as he came rushing straight from work- work clothes and all)…while waiting there I started feeling very dizzy, nauseous and my head-neck and back were killing me. I figured the dizziness and nausea was from stress and being upset, however Zach was scared about my head. It was starting to bruise, there wasn’t a bump forming on the outside, so Zach was scared it was forming towards the inside…so off he took me to the ER. We were there a total of 4 hours, after several x-rays and CT scans they came in and told me I was ok (also let me know I was indeed not pregnant—“gee thanks nurse, I defiantly wanted to be reminded of that one” ::sigh::)…

So besides my elbow being banged up and bruised and my head bruised and my head/neck and back hurting terribly due to being swung all around---I AM OK…and that’s what matters most!! I am very thankful I was hit further back on drivers side vs. closer to my door, God was really looking out for me.

This morning I woke up and could barely move, I was a stiff as a board. I had to take Zach to work bright and early. I headed home afterwards and got ready to go talk to the ins. guy—then I picked up my rental truck (Zach’s going to be in heaven, its super nice!)…then I decided to come to work for a couple hours (I know per Dr’s orders I should be at home until Friday, but I need the money and I am ok…promise!)

Thank you to everyone who has been sending me sweet messages, emails and comments checking on me. I will be fine in a couple days…just feel like an eighteen wheeler ran me over right now….

23 comments:

A said...

Oh gosh, that is so scary. My hubby was in an awful wreck about 3 years ago, and I think it really shook him up (it closed the toll road- there were like 4 cars involved!)- but praise God he was alright, too! I will be praying you heal up soon!

Katie said...

I was wondering how you felt with all the "are you pg" questions in radiology. You should have told them not to give you a pregnancy test at the beginning! At least your insurance will pay for it! Sorry girl :( Hope you feel better!

Rosie said...

I am SOOOO glad you are ok! You're lucky that was your first wreck. Heck, I was in 6 before I even graduated high school(only 1 was my fault) But I know from experience that your body is in shock so you def. don't feel anything till the next day-then you can't move.That's why it's best to go to the ER immediately so that insurance covers it. Just take it easy and let me know if there's anything you need. Love ya!

Sarah said...

Oh wow. Something very similar happened to me last summer (I remember the tires squealing) - soaking in the tub helped with the soreness, as well as just moving slowly.

Praying for you ...

Sarah

*~Valerie~* said...

Glad you are okay...car wrecks are always super scary!

Make sure you are resting and taking good care of yourself......

G & H said...

Tiff I am so sorry! I would have been the same way because I have never been in an accident either ( knock on wood!)

Praise God you are ok!!!

Mimi said...

Holy cow girl!!! Thank God your are ok. I will be praying your pain goes away and quick. Hugs and love ya!

Kami

Amber Schmidt said...

Oh no!!!! That sounds so scary! I have been driving 10 years and no accident... I would have been scared to death!

Glad that you are alright and I will say a prayer that your bruises and stiffness go away fast.

Kristin said...

Oh no! I'm so glad you're okay!!! Accidents are always scary and I'm glad everyone was so nice to you. Hope you're feeling better soon!!

Kimberly said...

Sooooo glad you are ok!

Mandy Jo said...

Glad your okay!:)

Stephanie said...

Oh my I am so thankful you are okay!!!!!!!! You need to rest now! Take a muscle relaxer and head to bed :)

Amy said...

I am so thankful that it wasn't worse Tiff. I am praying for a speedy recovery for you. I know how sore you can feel for a few days afterwards. I love ya girl!

ShannonLeideker said...

So happy you are okay. MAN, I was worried about you last night!!!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

Man, that is awful. I am sorry to hear. I am glad you are ok and hopefully the wreck is ruled in your favor.

Amber said...

so glad to hear you are ok:)

Joy said...

So scary and glad you're alive! You definitely are having some symptoms from the crash. I'm glad it is nothing serious but definitely take it easy until you feel better!

Veronica said...

Hey! Sorry I haven't commented in a while. How scary about the accident. Soooo glad that you're okay. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Try to take it easy, okay?

twondra said...

Glad you're okay! So scary! Praying for you sweetie! (((HUGS)))

Emma and Company said...

Glad you are okay! I am glad that you had a nice man and officer with you. The Lord was watching out for you. So sorry you had to hear the "results" again. Take care of yourself and rest! Also-good for you hubby taking such good care of you--I can tell he is a very caring person and loves you very much(obviously)!! :)

Lauren Kelly said...

Girl, soooo sorry to hear about this. Accident are no fun and I'm speaking from experience!!!!

Tiffany Lockette said...

I am so thankful you are ok. Accidents are so scary.

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

SO glad you are okay! Sheesh, car accidents are super scary. I hope the rest of your body is recovering well..


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