Thursday, February 3, 2011

My First Accident

Car accident that is! On January 13th the boys and I were in a car wreck on the way to pick up Brianna from school. We were coming off of an exit ramp when all of the traffic in front of us stopped because of cars trying to merge. I was able to stop safely, but then was hit from behind by another driver. The damage to our car was very minimal (although after the estimate from the car insurance company we were at almost $3000 worth of damages) but the other womans' car was a mess. She only carried liability since her car was so old and had so many miles on it. Her car could not be fixed so she's going to have to buy a new one out of pocket! Since she hit us from behind her insurance is responsible to the damages on our car (even though Kentucky is a no fault state-a fact that I hate!!!) Initially I thought we were all OK, but that night Jonah and I both started developing headaches. By the time I woke up the next morning I was so sore I almost couldn't move. Steven took both of us to the doctor. Luckily Jonah only had mild whip lash and didn't require any other care. My whip lash was pretty significant and I ended up on muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories. I thought that was going to be the extent of it, until my hand started to swell and bruise almost a week later. Come to find out, my wrist was broken! And wouldn't you know it...it was my right wrist! And, of course, I'm right handed! So I've been in a brace constantly since I found the break, which has made it hard to do a lot of things, especially a lot of typing...if I don't want it to take 3 hours because I'm chicken pecking on the keyboard! ;-P

I just wanted to let you all know that we are still here, and as my wrist gets better I'll start posting again! I have a few more weeks in the brace and then I go back for follow up x-rays. Hopefully everything will be healed...my house work is really starting to suffer!!! :-)

7 comments:

Shelly said...

You poor thing. I'm glad that all the injuries were fairly minor. That must have been scary. I'm sorry about your wrist. I hope it heals soon, and at least this gives you a great excuse to take a break from that house work.

Kaysi said...

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In Light of the Truth... said...

Aw, I'm sorry that happened!! Glad it wasn't more serious!!

Rachel Stoneham said...

How's your wrist now? Car accidents happen almost everyday, so we should be really careful on the road. It's quite clear that the woman was at fault and by the way that you described it, she might really need a new car.

Cristy Witherspoon said...

Car accidents can really be traumatic not just physically, but also emotionally and psychologically. Hopefully, your first accident didn’t give you any lasting negative effect. It was fortunate that the woman took responsibility, and that you were able to notice your minor injuries and got treated right away. But still, stay safe!

Regards,
Cristy Witherspoon

Raleigh Crowl said...

After the accident, you should’ve considered getting a medical check-up. How about the other driver? The woman? Anyway, like Cristy, I also hope that Jonah wasn’t so traumatized after the incident.

Raleigh Crowl said...

After the accident, you should’ve considered getting a medical check-up. How about the other driver? The woman? Anyway, like Cristy, I also hope that Jonah wasn’t so traumatized after the incident.