A Pain In the Neck – Literally

So I do alot of traveling for work. This past week I left on Sunday morning and traveled to Madison, WI and from there Hartland, Appleton, Waupaca, Wausau, and La Crosse. A standard trip I put on several miles. When driving randomly sometimes I think to myself “I can’t believe for all the driving I’ve done to and from high school, to college, and now for my job that I’ve never been in an accident”. Well, Thursday that thought didn’t cross my mind but it did occur.

I was traveling back to Mankato, just leaving my hotel parking lot in fact, when I got into an accident. I am very lucky I wasn’t injured, however my neck a day later is still hurting. I’ve never even been in an accident at all before so I don’t know what to expect. The hardest part for me is I don’t know how to just relax and take life easy so I am also struggling with that.

For awhile I don’t think I’ll trust middle dividers that are accessible for cars to make left or right turns. I will not trust friendly drivers who allow me to enter the lane and wave me through that it’s safe to cross traffic. I know they mean well, but friendly drivers why didn’t you stick around after I got hit to be a witness to the police?

I’m so lucky to have a loving husband who drove 2 1/2 hours to come get me, get some lunch, and drive me back to our home. I appreciate all the kind words and thoughts people have shown me and making sure that I’m alright. In a time when I’m in pain and don’t like to admit it – I appreciate people still asking me if I’m doing alright. I took the first step to not being fearful and I drove to work. Every left turn I make I am hesitant but I hope in a few days I will be back to normal and not afraid.

So, long story/vent short, I got in my first car accident and I pray that I heal by Monday so when I return to work on Tuesday I’m not in pain. I’m not really a fan of going to the doctor….so let’s hope I start feeling better!

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