Last night I was on my way to a LLL meeting (alone, thank goodness) and I was in a pretty bad car accident. Some older woman rear-ended my car while I was stopped 10 cars deep at a red light. I then hit the car in front of me and she then hit the side of my car too.
I think I immediately went into a state of shock b/c it seems like I went into this odd survival/protective mode and when I got out of the car to assess the situation all I could think about was my car! To me the impact did not seem that bad.....my head hurt a little from the force but otherwise I didn't think anything was wrong. I refused medical help. I was just freaking out about my car!! As it is I drive the oldest car in town and now it was all fu**ed up! We just bought our first house this summer and things are extremely tight financially. My car is 12 years old and we just have minimal insurance on it, no collision. Who the hell fixes a 12 year old car??!!
The police officers kept telling me that the hit was pretty bad. Still I wasn't thinking about my baby.....strange. The woman who hit me never even apologized. She told the officers that she saw my car stopped but crashed into it anyway
My dh had to come get me b/c the car was not drivable. When he got there and I saw my dd's in the backseat of his car I realized how lucky I was that they were home with him. My 7 year old was very upset. She is the one who took Casey's death the hardest. She was very concerned about the baby, my dh was trying to calm her. I told her that I was OK.
When we got home she put her hand on my belly and the baby started moving. That's when I started to be concerned. For the rest of the night I was hyper-sensitive to every little movement, non-movement, pain, etc. I just made an appt to see my m/w this morning. I do still feel the baby moving around normally and I feel fine, but I just don't know....kwim? Now that I have had time to think about the whole thing I just feel like there's too much to lose by not being checked out, even if it's for nothing.
That's all really....sorry for the long post.