2 years ago I was in a what I thought was minor car accident. My neck has been bothering me since and I've been in physical therapy, etc. for it.
Had another MRI last week and the dr. conclusion is that I have protruding discs in 3 places and some other probs and that this is about as good as its ever going to get as far as my neck is concerned. He even said I may want to consider surgery down the road.
UGH, first was hearing aids last week adn now this. I am falling apart. I can't see, can't hear and have a pain in my neck. And I have a horrible cold.
Just send me to the home now. I can make crafts and play cards with the other residents and live out my days.
The accident was a hit and run and my daughter, God bless her got the license plate and the police tracked down the driver who admitted that he did hit me, but "didn't think it was that bad, so didn't stop". He was charged and the police report has him admitting the accident. I wasn't going to get a lawyer as I don't believe in frivilous lawsuits, but my dr. after seeing my xrays said I should consider it because I could have permanent damage and now two years later, he's confirmed it. So we do have a lawyer and we have filed a suit, but most of its going to pay medical bills that have accrued since the accident. I guess that's a good thing that I don't have to pay all of these out of pocket as my ins. only goes so far.
Anyway, just venting a bit. I knew my neck was not right as I can hear it "pop" when I turn my head and it hurts like crazy a lot. I guess I don't take "permanent damage" news real well.
And i am very blessed as I know many people much worse off that i am or ever will be, so I should be counting my blessing and that is exactly what I am off to do now. No more pity party.