Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The car accident that won't go away

Last April I was in a car accident. It was the other driver's fault (he made an "illegal lane change" according to the police report). My car suffered $12,000 in damage (it was less than a year old). Whitney and I rode in the ambulance to the hospital as a precaution. She was very upset (it was on her side of the car).

My car is fixed (although there seems to be a rattle that I can't identify). Whitney is fully recovered from her nerves. We've settled her claim. However, I still have back problems. I've never had back issues before. I consider myself a healthy woman. But I just couldn't get over the back pain. I kept thinking that it was nothing. Finally after a couple of months I went to the doctor who said I probably had soft tissue damage and that I should go to physical therapy. OK, so I did that. And after a couple of months it did feel better, however not 100% all the time. Which it should I think. So I went to a back specialist. And now after xraying my back, he has diagnosed it as a T12 compression fracture. I've been walking around for eleven months with a broken back. No wonder I'm in pain. So now I have to go to physical therapy twice a week 45 minutes from my house because that is where the doctor thinks the best back PT is. And go back to the doctor in May.

My car when brand new
I hope that this therapy works and my back heals fully. I'm not enjoying the pain. I'm not enjoying having to change my lifestyle for this.

1 comment:

  1. I wish you much luck with PT! I was involved in a rollver 6 years ago and still have problems with my back.