My daughter and I were on our way to an appointment on Monday (she was driving). We were driving down a residential street about two blocks from my home when someone decided to make a u-turn. My daughter beeped to alert him, but before she could stop, his car was right in front of us, and bam - we hit, and his car went into a parked car! The driver got out to see if we were ok (he was the only occupant of the other car). I immediately felt pain in my ribs from the impact of the seat belt and my knee felt a little sore. Luckily my daughter was just a little bruised and the other driver was ok.
Went by ambulance with my daughter to the hospital. Well turns out I have a broken knee cap and very sore ribs (ribs did not seem broken on the x-ray, but dr said they could still be, or at least extremely bruised. Have to see an orthopedist tomorrow. I was sent home with a splint to keep my knee from bending and some vicodin for pain. My daughter luckily was ok, except for the trauma of the crash.
Anyway, vicodin (I've only taken 2 at 2 separate times, makes me very dizzy and nauseous so I'm not planning on taking any more. Wish I could take simple advil, but don't want to cause a problem for my chrohn's, which, thank goodness, seems to be taking a back seat at the moment.
I've been doing the best I can trying to take care of our new puppy when my husband and daughter go to work. Luckily my husband only works part-time (he is a retired teacher). Not easy to get around with this leg splint and ribs are very sore.
Sorry for the long story, but I'm so angry and frustrated. The other driver should not have been making a u-turn without checking for oncoming cars. Hope everyone is doing well. Thanks for reading.