Just thought I'd share with you my RTA escapades! In 2003 I had a major car acident where an Italian lorry decided to hit my car, push me sideways up the road then when the lorry stopped, my car spun off and hit a railway bridge. Both my daughter and I experienced a miracle. Although the car was totally written off, my daughter escaped without any injury whatsoever and I suffered just a minor bruise to my spine and quickly recovered. After that, I had several cars written off outside my house (due to idiotic drivers losing control of their cars whilst speeding round a dangerous bend in the road). I also had several more accidents where people drove into the back of my car(s), luckily none of these caused me any injuries apart from a little tissue tenderness. Then in January last year, whilst I was turning right on a roundabout, a driver pulled out of the side road instead of stopping. Although he hit and damaged my car, I didn't think I was injured. A couple of hours later, I knew I had been injured as the pain started. Whiplash lasted months and then finally, I was told I had Fibromyalgia. This has since been confirmed by two specialists, that it was caused by the car accident. So since then, Access to work have paid for me to travel by minicab/taxi if I needed to attend other offices at work. At least then it would save me from anymore acidents - so I thought!! Then, two weeks ago, I was involved in yet another car accident - this time I was in the back of a mini cab, stationary at lights, when some idiot driving along behind us, was too busy texting to realise the traffic in front had stopped. So he stopped by ramming his car into the one I was in and then we were shunted into the car in front of us. I ended up with a slightly fractured skull, more whiplash and now my back, neck and shoulders are screaming with pain. Fibromyalgia seems to my life-long partner now but after reading many of the blogs on here, I realize that even after all that has happened to me, I'm still incredibly lucky. My pain is nowhere near as bad as what some of you guys are experiencing. So I just want you to know that you are all amazing and you leave me very humbled indeed.
Huge but gentle hugs to you all.