Monday, August 31, 2009


As you all may recall we were in an accident a week ago (you can read about it here if you don't know about it yet). All of my aches and pains have gone away. All except for one. My right shoulder still really hurts. This morning I called the Dr and went in for an appointment. It has now been determined that I hurt my Rotator Cuff in the accident. I now have physical therapy to do here at home for it not to mention that I'm not to do that much with my arm. For a person that is VERY right handed this isn't going to be easy. He even stated that I shouldn't put any "undo pressure on it whether it's lifting, pushing or lying on it". Well guess which side of my body I sleep on! That's right! My right side! Doesn't make for comfortable sleeping that's for sure. If it doesn't feel better in another 2 weeks I'll need to see a specialists and one that deals in car accidents. In other words a specialists that not only deals in this type of injury but one that will work with accepting car insurance payments. Oh...and since the visit to the Dr's my shoulder really hurts! He put it through the "ringer" during the exam. Guess it's a good thing to have thorough doctor...but dang it hurts even more now.

It really stinks being the "good guy" right now. We're having to pay for everything while the person that hit us, the one that has minimal insurance, the one that didn't get a ticket, the one that will probably not even lose a penny to his name gets off completely free! Once we got home from my doctors visit we got some news on our van. There was $8421.30 worth of damage done to our van. It is now totalled. After Sam gets home from school today we'll go over there and clean it out. Luckily the car dealership is willing to take that as a payoff so we don't own any more on that van. You see we just purchased it last May. The VERY bad side of this is that we now need to purchase another vehicle. We have absolutely no money right now. Our rent payment is due this week (1st of the month) and that will take most of Andy's next paycheck leaving us with some to live off of until his next paycheck. I know that we'll make it through. God is on our side.

I have spent most of these past hours just sitting here (because I'm not to do much with my arm) crying, feeling royally pissed, angry, upset, and hurt right now! I can't verbally talk about it without breaking down. I hate feeling this way but I guess it's a good thing to get it out. Guess that's why I find myself writing it down here.


rachelizabeth said...

I so wish I could be there for you right now. I guess prayers are all I have to offer.

If there is anything I can do, at all, please let me know! I'm a good listener - if you want to yell and scream at someone, call me up!

love ya!

...just-rambling... said...

As a car accident survivor, I can understand what you're going through. I'm sorry you are in so much pain. It's good to cry and scream and let it all out. I would also advise talking to an attorney. Usually you can get a free consultation.

Kelly's Blog said...

Oh Kim, I wish there was something that I could do to take away all those feelings you are having. I'm sending good cyber hugs and prayers your way. Hang in there.

Bubba's Sis said...


I'm so sorry! I am praying for you, sweetie. And I agree with J.R. - talk to an attorney.

Kirsten said...


I am so sorry. Since I can't be there for you in person, I will be there for you in spirit and pray that everything works out for you and your family.

God Bless!

D... said...

Oh, Kim, I am so sorry you have to go through this. I totally understand your feelings of frustration and the angst over money. I do think a talk with an attorney is in order.

Vent away! That's what we are here for. {{hugs}} ♥

Manders said...

Sending you hugs and prayers!! Hold on there girl!! God will work it out!

our b life said...

Ugg... that really stinks. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Positive thoughts.

CindyMae said...

I am so sorry that you were hurt in the accident and will have to do the therapy. I am also sorry to hear about the damage to the van. I understand where you are coming from with the money issues though but you are right, God is on your side and He will take care of you all just as He does all His children. I will be praying for your family!!

Neva Campbell said...

Ugh! Sorry to read about the wreck, what a pain, literally and figuratively! Following now:)

Gayle said...

It's funny how that insurance works. So often they just do a no-fault and you pay for your own even if it wasn't your fault. The back corner of my Excursion got hit by a Greyhound bus that was trying to fit in a parking lot where it shouldn't have. The hockey coach on the bus lied for the driver and the company threaten to sue me if I didn't drop it. Now I owe more than my car is worth. I know these aren't words of comfort, but of reality. It is best not to tear yourself up over and over and over something that is out-of-your control. It will be what it will be. Thank goodness no one was hurt.

kali said...

kim, i just now found your post, and that's totally wrong! in the state of texas, the last driver in line is the one at fault AND texas has mandatory insurance laws. (i've been thru a similar situation a couple of times in the past, so i'm speaking from experience.)

the guy who rear-ended you only had to satisfy the minimum insurance requirement to avoid a ticket, but he (and his insurance) should still be liable for damages. and his insurance rate will increase, plus he'll get "points" on his driving record.

i hope you're feeling better now and the PT is helping.

kali (i'm a friend of the "camera obscura's")


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