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Another UC wife
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   Posted 3/10/2011 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hubby was driving and we got into an accident 2 nights ago.  Hubby came to a complete stop at an intersection and looked both ways...nobody there and proceeded.  A car came out of nowhere (speeding we assume) and WHAM into the driver's door and also banged the passenger door and rear panel.  OMG what a fright.  There is a witness in a car behind us so hopefully this will all play out the way it should.  (I'll spare all the details..gave the readers' digest version...lol)
 
However hubby had to literally crawl out of the front seat over the console as the driver's door won't open.  Thank God he was 10 1/2 weeks post op and well healed.  I certainly was very concerned about him and any kind of internal damage.........he just had some stiffness in his back and I seem to be sorer than him but all in all I think we are fine.  Flexerol seems to be keeping things at bay and no debilitating after effects. If anything sets in and we need a Dr or hospital visit we will do so.
 
I went to bed that night thanking God for allowing us to escape this accident.
 
Did all the paperwork stuff yesterday w/ ins. co. had vehicle towed to body shop etc.
 
I was very angry at first as there were 3 young gals in the car and the driver was obviously not paying attention as she hit us and never even put on her brakes.  Oh well this could have been a lot worse!

elddiReMsihT
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   Posted 3/10/2011 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh my gosh, so scary! It's bad enough to be in an accident for just anyone, but soon after surgery, too! So glad you two are okay!

My sister dates a paramedic, and just the other day he had to attend to someone who had gotten into a car accident on their way home from the hospital after having abdominal surgery of some kind. I guess the impact split the surgery right back open. EEK, it made me cringe just to think about. Life sure isn't fair sometimes.

Post Edited (elddiReMsihT) : 3/11/2011 3:16:23 PM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 3/10/2011 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh my goodness! I'm so glad you guys are ok and he was able to get out of the car. This sounds similar to an accident I had in October and I had to leave my vehicle the same way to get out and get to my baby in the back seat. It seemed to take forever! I can't imagine having to do it post-surgery like that. I hope you both are spared any additional issues from this and that insurance, etc is resolved quickly. It's amazing how quickly those things can happen out of nowhere.
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   Posted 3/10/2011 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
So sorry to hear this, boy anything can happen. I'm relieved it wasn't worse, and I hope the healing is minor. I'll be thinking of you....

Well, Tues wasn't a very good day for either of us.... (I am back in the hospital w/complications, as you can read in my other posts, started w/a sudden high fever on Tues.... but hopefully just a minor setback here too).

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   Posted 3/10/2011 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
OMG!!! thank goodness you guys are ok! TOTALLY scary!
Hodaya
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08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

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   Posted 3/10/2011 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you are both OK!!

He's a testament to wearing your seat belt, even with an ostomy, the ostomy can be fixed!
formally known as OHIO76 ~ honoring my daughter's passion!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

Blueheron
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   Posted 3/10/2011 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow! What a nightmare. Glad you are both okay.

Christine1946
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   Posted 3/10/2011 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
     Happy that you both are ok!  That is scary.  I went to the Flower Show in Philly with my daughter and some friends last night.  We took a cab from a friend's house (who lives in Philly) because we weren't sure of parking  at the Convention Center.  OMG...that was the first time, and most likely the last, that I ever took a cab in center city.  What a freakin nightmare!  He drove like a maniac.  I had to keep my eyes closed the entire ride.  My daughter laughed but I was scared stiff.  Don't they ever think of the safety of people???

Disneynut66
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   Posted 3/11/2011 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad you both are ok!
Diagnosed 2006. 1st step of 2 step j-pouch 1/3/11. 2nd step will be in April! So done with this disease.

ENIGMAWRAP
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   Posted 3/12/2011 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Another UC Wife:

Sorry about the accident! Glad you and your husband are okay...geez..it is just me, or does that happen to a lot of people on this site that have had an ostomy????

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   Posted 3/13/2011 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
His Hollister 2 piece took the impact just fine...I was actually worried once I knew he was ok if there was any kind of "wardrobe malfunction"...lol.
 
I seem to be the one with the aches in my neck and back.  No injury just the tightness which 1/2 flexerol is keeping in check.   The surprising thing is I am having nightmares and real restless sleep the last few nights.  That will pass soon I am sure.
 
Real kick in the pants...car was 6 days old with 157 miles on it and what an inconvenience.  All because a young kid not paying attention and speeding in a parking lot T-boned our car. Oh well in the whole scheme of things it's only a car and will get fixed but still annoying.

Disneynut66
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   Posted 3/14/2011 5:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Take care of yourself. Sometimes those aches and pains take a while to go away.

I can't believe your car was only six days old! I am glad it kept you from being more injured.
Diagnosed 2006. 1st step of 2 step j-pouch 1/3/11. 2nd step will be in April! So done with this disease.

Disneynut66
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   Posted 3/14/2011 5:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Take care of yourself. Sometimes those aches and pains take a while to go away.

I can't believe your car was only six days old! I am glad it kept you from being more injured.
Diagnosed 2006. 1st step of 2 step j-pouch 1/3/11. 2nd step will be in April! So done with this disease.

run4pancakes
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   Posted 3/14/2011 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I had nightmares following my accident in October and I still feel weird when I drive through that intersection even now. It gets better though. I kept dreaming about the moments right after the impact over and over again, it was so strange.

I think it took about four months for all of the pain to be gone. It was just little stuff, like I sprained my pinky finger pretty badly, but it was annoying. I did have a lot of pain in my neck and then where the neck joins the shoulders, but I saw my sports med doc and he helped a lot. He suggested getting under the hot shower and then stretching the neck (ear to shoulder, chin to chest, turn side to side and gently pull with hand, etc.) and he also did an adjustment on my neck and back. I'm not a believer in chiropractic, etc. in the normal course of business, but the bone cracking he did really put things back where they go and helped relieve a lot of the pain. Maybe something to consider if your persists.

I'm glad you guys are doing well. Hopefully things go smoothly with getting your car repaired/replaced.
UC dx 2/08

Done with the drugs. Step 1 (of 3) J-pouch surgery scheduled 3/22/11
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Another UC wife
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   Posted 3/14/2011 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Funny you should say that...I HAVE been having nightmares last week for a few nights...things are settling down a bit. I can't stand the bare bones rental car I got as I was determined to have no out of pocket with this accident. And yes I am a bit skittish driving but that will pass.

If the report is ready going to the police dept today to pick it up and fax to my ins. company.
64 yr old male suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (total proctocolectomy & ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) and no longer in pain.

ENIGMAWRAP
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   Posted 3/15/2011 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Another UC Wife....

Okay, your hubby was driving a brand NEW car....those are always magnets for idiot drivers! yeah

go to carmax and buy a good used one.....no idiot will notice! smilewinkgrin

Another UC wife
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   Posted 3/15/2011 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Kinda looks like it huh wink
 
I/we aren't happy about it and the inconvenience however in the grand scheme of things it really isn't worth getting all upset over.  With all he has been through and considering we both walked away from this we are lucky.  Can't let it consume you when you see what is happening around the world---- tons of people would trade places with us in a heartbeat!
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