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post #31 of 43
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Nikki, I'm just catching this thread now. I'm so sorry to hear about your accident, and that you're back's hurting you. Since your insurance will cover it, definitely get yourself to a doctor before it gets too much worse.

I know everything seems really stressful and terrible now, but it will all work out. I've had a few accidents, and I can definitely say that things always ended up better than they looked at first. It was an accident, and it could have happened to anybody. In the words of the cop who was at my first accident, "That's why we call them accidents...if they were intentional we'd all them on-purposes."
Thanks hon, i needed to hear that- it helps put it in perspective a bit.
post #32 of 43
You're welcome. I don't know that it makes it less stressful just now, but I hope it helps to know that it will get less stressful eventually.
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In the words of the cop who was at my first accident, "That's why we call them accidents...if they were intentional we'd all them on-purposes."
That's cute!

I hate to say it, but if your frame is bent, they will probably total your car out. Are you sure it is bent? Someone hit me in the side once, and I couldn't open my passenger door. I was in high school, and picked up my friends and took them to school too. They had to crawl through the drivers seat!! When I was finally able to get it fixed, my frame wasn't bent even though I couldn't open the door. Hopefully yours isn't really bent.
post #34 of 43
Well I hope you sleep with a pillow under your knees and roll up a bathtowel and stick it in your pillow as a neck roll. When I got rear ended several yrs ago I ended up with weeks of P.T. and to this day of I do something to aggravate my neck I start back with the P.T. excercises. Does your gym have a whirlpool tub????
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You're welcome. I don't know that it makes it less stressful just now, but I hope it helps to know that it will get less stressful eventually.
It helped a little

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That's cute!

I hate to say it, but if your frame is bent, they will probably total your car out. Are you sure it is bent? Someone hit me in the side once, and I couldn't open my passenger door. I was in high school, and picked up my friends and took them to school too. They had to crawl through the drivers seat!! When I was finally able to get it fixed, my frame wasn't bent even though I couldn't open the door. Hopefully yours isn't really bent.
I'm not sure to be honest. I know the underside is messed up quite a bit. The parts that look the worst are on the front where the "grille" is it's dented in very badly in the middle -but the car isn't crunched up if that makes sense -it's mostly cosmetic i think in the front. The frame is damaged on the passenger side- but i'm not sure if it's necessarly bent enough for it to be considered "totaled." The hood of the car doesn't close right eithor- it's lifted up in spots- so is the part under the windshield wipers- the plastic part on the sides -it's lifted up a bit. Thankfully -both headlights are good - they didn't get broken- i'm sooo happy about that! There is something damaged on the inside of the car - near the passenger side when you look under the hood one of the car parts looks almost shredded or frayed on the end (it sounds worse than it looks on that part- but i just hope it's nothing major in the way of repairs / money goes).

Fortunately though- the drivers side i can get in and out of fine. The passenger side door won't open at all- the glove box took me a few minutes to pry open when the wreck happened to get my papers out -i think part of the frame or cage of the car may be messed up underneath it where the hinges move or something- i have no idea! I'm the worst person with cars- i can change a tire and that's about it....so i really am not sure what all the proper terms are /etc. Hopefully when the adjuster comes out he/she will be able to tell me in more detail what is wrong/needs repair (and hopefully it won't cost a fortune). I'm going to snap a few pictures with my mom's camera when i get a chance to see her the next time. I believe the majority of the damage is just cosmetic- but i know there is also some real damage too- the underside has a good bit of damage- one piece of metal (no idea what it is) is sticking straight out.


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Well I hope you sleep with a pillow under your knees and roll up a bathtowel and stick it in your pillow as a neck roll. When I got rear ended several yrs ago I ended up with weeks of P.T. and to this day of I do something to aggravate my neck I start back with the P.T. excercises. Does your gym have a whirlpool tub????
I have a whirlpool bathtub- do you think that would be ok to lay in for a bit? I haven't yet because i wasn't sure if it would make it worse or not. I might give that a try tonight. I will try your pillow/bathtowel suggestion and see if it helps. I've been sleeping with a heating pad on my back at night- but i roll around soo much in my sleep i imagine i'm not on it long enough lol.
post #36 of 43
I hope you feel better soon Nikki.
post #37 of 43
Glad you came out of it ok for the most part,
and yea, i would bet the whirlpool would help some.
post #38 of 43
Nikki...I'm glad you weren't hurt worse...Let us know how it goes
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I hope you feel better soon Nikki.
thankyou jenny, i appreciate it

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Glad you came out of it ok for the most part,
and yea, i would bet the whirlpool would help some.
i think it may too. i think i'm going to go take a nice long bath in a little bit. it'll give me a good excuse to use up some of my Lush stuff (that ALWAYS makes me happy lol)

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Nikki...I'm glad you weren't hurt worse...Let us know how it goes
Thankyou Helen I'm planning to try and get into a minor medical center or my doctor's office tomorrow just for a quick visit to have my back and neck checked out (for pain/soreness) other than that though, i feel ok. i'm greatful- it could have been much worse. I'm sooooo glad i always drive with my seat belt on religiously.

i'm supposed to find out tomorrow when the adjustor can come by my house to see about my car...hopefully it will be tomorrow or wednesday. In the mean time i'm trying to figure out a little budget so that i can get the ticket and the deductable asap because i also have to worry about paying for all the wedding/ health insurance stuff too It will all work out though- i'm just going to have to stay positive and stop being so nervous over it all.
post #40 of 43
I just read this! Sorry you got in a wreck. I got in a wreck wenseday 2 weeks ago. I kinda did the same thing. It was raining and someone stopped in front of me. They were scared to turn cause they couldnt see anything so I was in a hurry to get home to Ari. Looked to see if anything was coming in the other lane didnt see anything switched lanes and boom. Hit these idiots in a monte carlo that had been speeding. We both got a ticket and both have to go to court. But Im freaking out wondering how much my ticket is going to be! My car got trashed. Had to hammer up the part that is above the wheel because it was scrapping and made it undrivable. Whole front side of my car was trashed. Their car sucked mine up into their tire. They ended up with a tiny dent and a broken tire rod. Mine is screwed/
post #41 of 43
Glad you are ok. I didn't know that Colin was a cop?!! glad he was there for you!
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I just read this! Sorry you got in a wreck. I got in a wreck wenseday 2 weeks ago. I kinda did the same thing. It was raining and someone stopped in front of me. They were scared to turn cause they couldnt see anything so I was in a hurry to get home to Ari. Looked to see if anything was coming in the other lane didnt see anything switched lanes and boom. Hit these idiots in a monte carlo that had been speeding. We both got a ticket and both have to go to court. But Im freaking out wondering how much my ticket is going to be! My car got trashed. Had to hammer up the part that is above the wheel because it was scrapping and made it undrivable. Whole front side of my car was trashed. Their car sucked mine up into their tire. They ended up with a tiny dent and a broken tire rod. Mine is screwed/
Aww hon that stinks I totally feel for you on that. Were you ok?

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Glad you are ok. I didn't know that Colin was a cop?!! glad he was there for you!
Yea he's a cop. He was on duty when it happened- we were supposed to go get a bite to eat on his dinner break, that's where i was driving to meet him when it happened. So fortunately he got there pretty quick when i called and he was able to call another officer to take the report/handle the accident (he couldn't as i'm his fiance and it'd be a conflict of interest i believe)

Just an update on the car- the adjuster came out this afternoon. She is estimating about $3000 worth of damage The bumper needs to be replaced as does the grill. There is a small amount of frame damage to the passenger side door but fortunately not much more than that. The spot under the hood that holds the radiator in place- some of the metal is shredded on that so it needs to be repaired or replaced. Thankfully though the car is not totaled so that's good. My agent is supposed to email me the estimate tonight so i can print it off and take it to the auto body place when i have the car repaired. The deductable is $500 and my ticket is $90 so that's definitely not good- it's going to set me back as far as the wedding and my keeping my temporary health insurance coverage goes so i'm not sure what i'm going to do about the rest of it yet. Thankfully it's no more than that though. I'm not sure how much my car insurance rate will go up as a result of this so i'm just praying it's not too bad.
post #43 of 43
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Aww hon that stinks I totally feel for you on that. Were you ok?
I was ok really sore for a few days. Everyone thought I was hurt cause I just sat there crying like a baby. The cops kept asking me if I needed an ambulance. I couldnt even talk. I was out of it for a few days. Everyone said they think I must have hit my head but I dont remember hitting it and my head never hurt. But I couldnt talk straight at all. How come you know how much your ticket is and I dont. They said I would find out at my court date which isnt until Middle of November.
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