close call

  1. I started the day pretty routine, packed my son and my fishing gear bright and early, got in my car, drove less than one block, and boom,,,,,,my routine wed. was over. A fellow ran a stop sign. Out of the blue a front end of a car was crashing into my car. I am amazed. I did not have time to even get scared, put on my brakes, or anything. I have (maybe had) a toyota celica. He had a "boat" big car. I ended up at the ER, refused the ambulance ride, felt I wasn't dyeing on the spot. My husband came and drove me straight there. I was having pain with inspiration. Thank you God, my son had decided to spend the night at his dads, I was on my way to pick him up for our Wed morning fishing outing. The ER doc thought the x-rays showed a t4 and t5 compression injury. My knees caught my thrust forward so my left hip is hurting. Got bruises in really weird places. I have know ideal where all I hit, I do not remember hitting anything. I feel really lucky. I'm so greatful my ll year old was not with me. My cute little toyota celica may be totaled. Silly to get so attatched to a car. I am just a greatful person tonight. Hurting but greatful.
  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   Ortho_RN
    I'm glad to hear you are ok....
  4. by   Nurse Ratched
    Wow. So glad you're not hurt any worse (and that your son was elsewhere.) Take a long hot bath and the day off tomorrow!

  5. by   Tookie
    Chrissy - I am so glad that you are OK - ((((((((hugs for you)))))))))
    I do hope that you will be OK. Thoughts are with you
  6. by   LauraF, RN
    Boy that does sound scary. Glad to hear you are alright.
    (((((hugs))))))) to you! Hope you feel better real soon. <-------get better balloons
  7. by   dianah
    Glad you weren't injured any worse. I'm sure you're really hurting now! Take care of yourself! -- D
  8. by   jnette
    Bummers, Cwissy ! Hugs to you, and pray you heal quickly. Cars can be replaced, but I understand the being "attached" bit. Sad.

    So glad it wasn't worse. Yep, ditto the above.. lotsa hot tub soaks. And an attitude of gratitude !
  9. by   Chiaramonte
    Thankful to hear you're alright!!! Take the time to heal all those aches and bruises.
    Here's some pick me up flowers coming your way!!!

  10. by   passing thru
    Ditto the above.

    Was the dude drunk/blind or what?

    What was his lame excuse?

    For nearly killing you or disabling you for life ?
    Last edit by passing thru on Jun 12, '03
  11. by   CCL"Babe"
    Cwissy, Please take care of yourself!

    Being in a car accident is like three accidents happening. First the other car hitting yours, then you hitting whatever in your car, lasting everything inside you banging around. You are going to find that you own muscles that you never knew existed. Be good to yourself, take it easy and slow.

    I am so glad that you were able to walk away from the accident. I hope that your back will be OK. Please, please be good to yourself.
  12. by   Tweety
    Wow! It's amazing how instantly these things happen. Any word on the stop sign runner? So glad you'll be o.k.
  13. by   Shamrock
    Glad you are ok!!
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    whew...dodged a bullet eh? Take care and hug your kid and yourself today.