I’ve been away from Ye Olde Blog for a few days. You would think it was because I was off galivanting around Osoyoos. You would be wrong. Thursday afternoon, driving home from work I got into a fairly serious car accident. It was raining and the guy in front of me stopped short for the guy in front of him. Unfortunately there was an oil slick on the road so instead of stopping in time, I bumped his car (no damage to his vehicle). Aaaaaannnndddd……several seconds later an SUV rammed into me from behind at full speed. Needless to say, I’ve been struggling these past few days.
We did go up to Osoyoos on our planned trip anyway since it was already paid for. Unfortunately…………it wasn’t what it could have been. I was poor company and incredibley stressed. To add insult to injury, I got food poisoning on Friday night. So if you’re keeping track, that’s bank account cleaned out on Monday, car accident on Thursday, food poisoning on Friday. Nice, right?
Each day since the accident my back and neck and shoulder have gotten progressively worse until Sunday night when I knew I was in trouble. I’ve been to see my chiropractor (whom I love and have so much gratitude to over the years) and I’ll be in to see him three more times this week. I saw my family doctor yesterday as well and she wrote me off work for the week and wrote me a couple of prescriptions.
I haven’t eaten much to speak of since Thursday at lunch time, I haven’t slept since the accident, my anxiety over the past week has been off the charts (for me) and I can no longer tell if I’m having a heart incident or if it’s an anxiety attack. As you may know, I try very hard not to consume any chemicals or preservatives…………..but unfortunately I’ve had to break the rules and last night I took a sleeping pill. Sometimes you just need a little help getting over the hump…..and dealing with anxiety and stress becomes harder the less sleep you’ve had. Vicious cycle! Plus, while it may seem inconsequential given everything else that is going on, I’m not cleared for exercise except walking for at least a month. That bothers me quite a bit…………it bothers me that some asshole woman was on the phone and not paying attention to the hazard lights ahead of her and slammed into my car and ruined my quality of life in the short term.
Yesterday afternoon we took my car to the insurance adjuster and they wrote it off. It had more than $7500 damage to it and it’s just not worth that much. They gave me more for the write off than I was expecting which is great news. Unfortunately I am four months away from being car payment free. What that means is that the Total Loss Cheque from the insurance company does not get paid to me……………it gets written to the car company, they take what they are owed and then they mail me back a cheque for the balance. The trouble with that is that it takes mailing time across the country + 10 clearing days for the cheque + 3 business days to cut a new cheque + mailing back across the country. So what I have here is no car and no money with which to get a new car for approximately 20 working days. That’s a month.
It seems like everytime I turn around, I’m getting screwed somehow and I’m really getting tired of it. My bank still has not returned the money that was stolen from my account, I have no car, I’m injured and I can’t even go and think about getting a new car for a month because I won’t have the downpayment money from the insurance company.
So, I’m going to go and lay down now for awhile and try to unchemically calm myself down enough that I can make breakfast.