I got rear ended on the way to work yesterday morning. I was exiting off the freeway and yielded to oncoming traffic. Unfortunately, the car behind me did not. My car's fender is pushed in and I can't pop open my trunk. My neck is a bit sore but I am ok.
I have never been in an accident where I was the driver and I wasn't exactly sure what to do. The person who hit me did not want me to call the police and report it. He wanted to fix it himself. I called 911 anyway. He was at fault and was cited.
Even though my boss gave me strict instructions to take care of myself and go home, I went to work and did an evaluation. I had planned a staff meeting but had to cancel. I had banana bread for the staff stuck in the trunk and I was going to feed it to them if it killed me. So I asked one of my coworkers to crawl in the backseat and grab the 2 loaves.
My husband made me go to the ER. I already have a herniated disk. I did not need another injury. My boss called the ER and I was seen, given pain medication, watched some Oprah, and had a CT scan- all done in 1.5 hours. They say the pain in my neck will get worse in the next couple of days so I guess I am ready for anything with Flexaril and Lortab.
I think God is telling me something. This accident was a smack in the face. I need to slow down a little bit. I need to take time for myself and I need to destress more. I just have to remember not to go all "Anna Nicole" on my husband with all those prescriptions.