10 months ago, I was rear ended by a guy going about 30-35 mph to the tune of $3500 damage to my van, and a slightly sore neck.
Two days ago I was slammed by a car that went through a stop sign as I was traveling south on a major roadway in my town. DD#1 and I saw it come out, I slammed on my brakes and swerved to the right in hopes that if she slammed on her brakes she could minimize the impact. She didn't even see me, didn't even hit her brakes, and slammed into the driver's front side of my van between the headlight and my door.
Her front end was severely damaged, and her car totaled. I have yet to hear about my van. The damage didn't look too bad, but sometimes looks can be deceiving. I hope it's not totaled. I got the ambulance ride on a stretcher with a neck brace. My two kids went along for the ride. DD#1 went to the hospital later for the same tests.
End result. Seat belts work. CT scans showed all hardware and software in the right places :) . But our necks, heads, shoulders, and backs are achy and sore. DS#1 was sitting in the back and appeared not to have tensed up at all. He has no soreness, no injury of any kind. Prescription meds to the rescue, and we're visiting the chiro tonight. The other driver was able to walk away just fine. The rental car is a brand new Jeep Liberty with satellite radio. At least I can hear my 80's tunes while awaiting the news on my van.
Saturday night I comforted myself while finishing up the first half of my lingerie sewing for the PR Lingerie contest and got some major work done on DH's jacket. After an achy, restless Saturday, I figured Percoset would be a necessity for Sunday night sleep. Can't say that was much better because it made be dizzy before bed (that's in itself is not much of problem for sleep), but it gave me very weird dreams. Weird sewing dreams would be okay, weird scary dreams are not.
Hopefully within a week everything should be better. I'm holding off on the gym until Wednesday and will see what I can do. At least I'm in great shape to begin with, so that should help the recovery go quickly.
Now I'm grumpy and achy again. The prescription Ibuprofen has worn off so I'll grump somewhere else for now. Maybe look for some ribbing in my stash for DH's jacket. That should cheer me up a bit.