Life

Shaken

I’m a bit shaken up as I write this.

I have a glass of red wine to help. Something I don’t do during the week.

Because an hour and a half ago, I met with an accident.

I had someone run into me…right into the driver’s side of my car. They apparently didn’t see me and decided to move despite me having right of the way. I saw them as I was driving. At a stop sign. And the next thing I know, I see them coming at me. And there seemed to be nothing I could do. You know how they talk about things happening in slow motion. That’s what it felt like.

And then, wham!

All I could say was “What the fuck!?”

We pulled over into a side street and once again, I got out of the car and went “What the fuck?!!!”

I was shaking all over.

And the person seemed shaken too. Saying they didn’t see me. Asking if I had my lights on. Which I did. I said I can’t see inside my car without the lights. We exchanged details without calling the police.

The sad thing is that it happened pretty close to home. I was on my way to the library to pick up a book.

I think I’m fine.

Annoyed at the inconvenience of having to take the car in for an assessment and then repairs.

Worried at possibly having to hear it might be written off.

Frustrated at having to hire a car if this one is getting fixed.

But in the end, I am okay. Physically I mean. The right side of my body hurts a bit. But I think that’s because of the massive jerk when the car was hit. It could have been a lot worse had we not been in a 50 zone. I guess I should go and see a doctor and get checked. Just in case.

Here’s my poor car:

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Like I said, it could have been a lot worse.

I think I’m going to take a couple of Panadols and head to bed after dinner.

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • fatimabenel@gmail.com
    27 August 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Hope u rok . Thank god u r ok

    • Psych Babbler
      27 August 2013 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks Fatima…I’m just a bit shaken but ok otherwise. πŸ™‚

  • fatimabenel@gmail.com
    27 August 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Hope u rok . Thank god u r ok

    • Psych Babbler
      27 August 2013 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks Fatima…I’m just a bit shaken but ok otherwise. πŸ™‚

  • Amrita
    27 August 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Hey! Hope you feel better soon! I had the same thing happen to me a few years ago in Canberra. Guy came off a side street and hit me. My car was a write off unfortunately! The first few days are the worst but it will pass.
    Take care!

    • Psych Babbler
      27 August 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks Amrita…I think once you get over the shock of the incident, it’s the frustration of all that you have to go through that begins to get to you. Oh well. πŸ™‚ Hope you weren’t hurt when you got hit…

  • Amrita
    27 August 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Hey! Hope you feel better soon! I had the same thing happen to me a few years ago in Canberra. Guy came off a side street and hit me. My car was a write off unfortunately! The first few days are the worst but it will pass.
    Take care!

    • Psych Babbler
      27 August 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks Amrita…I think once you get over the shock of the incident, it’s the frustration of all that you have to go through that begins to get to you. Oh well. πŸ™‚ Hope you weren’t hurt when you got hit…

  • Venice
    27 August 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Hey P.B!! Huggss… I’m really glad nothing worse happened… hearing this much too is quite a bit to take in! Will pray that this awful feeling wears off fast… Good luck with your car! Take care…
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    • Psych Babbler
      27 August 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks Venice! Feeling a bit better and more frustrated now at the thought of having to hire a car for a while. But shit happens and well, it could have been worse!

  • Venice
    27 August 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Hey P.B!! Huggss… I’m really glad nothing worse happened… hearing this much too is quite a bit to take in! Will pray that this awful feeling wears off fast… Good luck with your car! Take care…
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    • Psych Babbler
      27 August 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks Venice! Feeling a bit better and more frustrated now at the thought of having to hire a car for a while. But shit happens and well, it could have been worse!

  • Trish
    27 August 2013 at 10:53 pm

    OMG!OMG! hugs.. I am so glad you were in the fifties zone and that things weren’t worse..
    Are you ok,hun? I hope you get a good night’s sleep.. but please please go see the dr tomorrow.
    xoxo
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    • Psych Babbler
      28 August 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks Trish…I’m ok. Went to the doctor and all seems good. Just some tense muscles which is not unusual. Need to ice it for a couple of days and take pain killers if it hurts. It’s not hurting any more…

  • Trish
    27 August 2013 at 10:53 pm

    OMG!OMG! hugs.. I am so glad you were in the fifties zone and that things weren’t worse..
    Are you ok,hun? I hope you get a good night’s sleep.. but please please go see the dr tomorrow.
    xoxo
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    • Psych Babbler
      28 August 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks Trish…I’m ok. Went to the doctor and all seems good. Just some tense muscles which is not unusual. Need to ice it for a couple of days and take pain killers if it hurts. It’s not hurting any more…

  • Zainab
    28 August 2013 at 2:14 am

    Thank goodness you’re fine! *virtual hugs and cookies*
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  • Zainab
    28 August 2013 at 2:14 am

    Thank goodness you’re fine! *virtual hugs and cookies*
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  • Avada Kedavra
    28 August 2013 at 5:17 am

    OMG! thank god you are safe PB. Hope the car gets fixed soon.
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    • Psych Babbler
      28 August 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks Ava…yeah I’m very grateful that it wasn’t worse.

  • Avada Kedavra
    28 August 2013 at 5:17 am

    OMG! thank god you are safe PB. Hope the car gets fixed soon.
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    • Psych Babbler
      28 August 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks Ava…yeah I’m very grateful that it wasn’t worse.

  • R's Mom
    28 August 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Hugs hugs…hope you are fine rey!

    • Psych Babbler
      28 August 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks RM! I’m better today…grateful it wasn’t worse. Annoyed at the hassle I’ve to go through with the car though…

  • R's Mom
    28 August 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Hugs hugs…hope you are fine rey!

    • Psych Babbler
      28 August 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks RM! I’m better today…grateful it wasn’t worse. Annoyed at the hassle I’ve to go through with the car though…

  • Priya k
    28 August 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Hope you are doing fine..! Just check if you have a swelling anywhere in the body then you need to check the doctor or else you will have to just take pain killers.. !
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    • Psych Babbler
      28 August 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks Priya…I went to the doctor and it seems ok. Just some tense muscles around my right shoulder which is apparently not uncommon. Have been recommended to ice it and take pain killers if it hurts too much. πŸ™‚

  • Priya k
    28 August 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Hope you are doing fine..! Just check if you have a swelling anywhere in the body then you need to check the doctor or else you will have to just take pain killers.. !
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    • Psych Babbler
      28 August 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks Priya…I went to the doctor and it seems ok. Just some tense muscles around my right shoulder which is apparently not uncommon. Have been recommended to ice it and take pain killers if it hurts too much. πŸ™‚

  • Maddie
    29 August 2013 at 4:09 am

    Hugs PB, hope you are okay now… Painkillers and wine should help release the tension πŸ™‚ Take care..

    • Psych Babbler
      1 September 2013 at 8:33 pm

      I’m ok Maddie! Thanks… πŸ™‚

  • Maddie
    29 August 2013 at 4:09 am

    Hugs PB, hope you are okay now… Painkillers and wine should help release the tension πŸ™‚ Take care..

    • Psych Babbler
      1 September 2013 at 8:33 pm

      I’m ok Maddie! Thanks… πŸ™‚

  • Vivienne
    29 August 2013 at 4:14 am

    This was scary to just read; I can’t imagine what it must have been like to go through! I really hope you’re okay. And that your car’s repair charges don’t run up too high. Will the other person compensate you for the damage? I guess their car is roughed up a bit too. I’m glad no one’s seriously hurt. Getting hit on the driver’s side…omg!
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    • Psych Babbler
      1 September 2013 at 8:35 pm

      It was a bit scary…I think I was in shock when it happened and that’s why I was shaking so much just after. But like I said, I was lucky it wasn’t worse. And yes, their insurance will cover the damage.

  • Vivienne
    29 August 2013 at 4:14 am

    This was scary to just read; I can’t imagine what it must have been like to go through! I really hope you’re okay. And that your car’s repair charges don’t run up too high. Will the other person compensate you for the damage? I guess their car is roughed up a bit too. I’m glad no one’s seriously hurt. Getting hit on the driver’s side…omg!
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    • Psych Babbler
      1 September 2013 at 8:35 pm

      It was a bit scary…I think I was in shock when it happened and that’s why I was shaking so much just after. But like I said, I was lucky it wasn’t worse. And yes, their insurance will cover the damage.

  • Vanessa @ babblingbandit.me
    29 August 2013 at 10:56 am

    You poor thing! I would have gone ballistic at the person. The shock of it! Must have been terrible. It could have been worse, but still, what a scare.

    Hope you feel better soon and the car isn’t a write off.

    V.

    • Psych Babbler
      1 September 2013 at 8:44 pm

      I was really angry…I swear a lot but never at people…but it’s the first thing I said when I got out of the car and faced her! Car isn’t a write-off but I’ve had to weigh up the inconvenience of not having one while it’s getting fixed. Trying to sort out my options.

  • Vanessa @ babblingbandit.me
    29 August 2013 at 10:56 am

    You poor thing! I would have gone ballistic at the person. The shock of it! Must have been terrible. It could have been worse, but still, what a scare.

    Hope you feel better soon and the car isn’t a write off.

    V.

    • Psych Babbler
      1 September 2013 at 8:44 pm

      I was really angry…I swear a lot but never at people…but it’s the first thing I said when I got out of the car and faced her! Car isn’t a write-off but I’ve had to weigh up the inconvenience of not having one while it’s getting fixed. Trying to sort out my options.

  • LiFi
    29 August 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I am glad you are safe, rest all can be handled. Take care dear.

    • Psych Babbler
      1 September 2013 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks LiFi…I agree! πŸ™‚

  • LiFi
    29 August 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I am glad you are safe, rest all can be handled. Take care dear.

    • Psych Babbler
      1 September 2013 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks LiFi…I agree! πŸ™‚

  • MomWithaDot
    30 August 2013 at 10:09 pm

    You are being so brave!! It sounds like you are taking care of yourself, but please don’t ignore that right side that hurts a bit. Hate to say this, but internal injury shows up more a day later. Please have a doctor see it anyway.
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    • Psych Babbler
      1 September 2013 at 8:46 pm

      I didn’t ignore it…saw a doctor the next day and got the all-clear! πŸ™‚ Pain went away as well. I think it was more because of all the muscles tensing up in the stressful situation.

  • MomWithaDot
    30 August 2013 at 10:09 pm

    You are being so brave!! It sounds like you are taking care of yourself, but please don’t ignore that right side that hurts a bit. Hate to say this, but internal injury shows up more a day later. Please have a doctor see it anyway.
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    • Psych Babbler
      1 September 2013 at 8:46 pm

      I didn’t ignore it…saw a doctor the next day and got the all-clear! πŸ™‚ Pain went away as well. I think it was more because of all the muscles tensing up in the stressful situation.

  • Titaxy
    6 September 2013 at 1:26 am

    glad you’re ok. has the car been fixed now? take care.

    • Psych Babbler
      7 September 2013 at 6:22 am

      Thanks T! Will be updating on the car situation on Sunday…after I return from my camping trip! πŸ˜€

  • Titaxy
    6 September 2013 at 1:26 am

    glad you’re ok. has the car been fixed now? take care.

    • Psych Babbler
      7 September 2013 at 6:22 am

      Thanks T! Will be updating on the car situation on Sunday…after I return from my camping trip! πŸ˜€

  • Smita
    7 September 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Thank god u r fine!!! And As I saw u now have a new car πŸ™‚
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    • Psych Babbler
      10 September 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks Smita! And yes…I do have a new baby now… πŸ™‚

  • Smita
    7 September 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Thank god u r fine!!! And As I saw u now have a new car πŸ™‚
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    • Psych Babbler
      10 September 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks Smita! And yes…I do have a new baby now… πŸ™‚