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    OT critical car accident
    denial741974 posted:
    hello group, please let me excuse the group for a moment and pause. Last week I was in a major car accident. The good news nobody died but the bad news my car is total. I don't want to give details because I want to try to remember but not go over and over and repeat, but that day I was rushed to the emergency with whiplash lower back my left leg, but up okay I'm recovering, it's going to be hard for couple months and I have to depend on my friends to drive me to work Saturday and Sunday, but this Saturday I live off because of my accident, but a returning work on Sunday. Yes at this time my mental illness took its course also the reaction for while thinking about my car in Bagan mom, yes is normal with my reaction to be sad and upsets,but I have no reason to whine in carry-on and repeating and repeating over and over to mom. Mom already knows it was hard on me and she supports me. Yesterday we head 2 hours talk on the phone she does love you very much but she told me she's tired when I get out of hand I stressor out so much because she's much older now than she can do with ever since his accident I had no choice to cancel my appointments my therapist my peer specialist. I know deep down I will get through this but right now tough time for me. I finally did settle down and really trying to accept what actually happened what mom you have to accept your car gone total, with all this I'm very lucky to be alive mom tells me think the positive don't think of the negative things. The hardest thing for me since a bomb through this is I can't drive and I have to depend on everyone places yes at times I cry and at times I'm okay but since his stay group I should be lucky that I'm alive but deep down I'm not because there's a lot of things I have to deal with now in accident. I get calls backwards and forward reports and reports and applications. The weirdest thing when I was 16 years old I was in a bad accident also good 20 years ago and I do not have to deal with any of the paperwork I was still living at home at that time. It was much easier but this time I'm adult this happened and more responsibility there are days I feel like crawling a whole and not worry about anything and then do nothing, but I know I can't with great power comes great responsibility.but now since I don't have a car something has to change my life may be moving maybe exited the bus or bike all over that I can but something has to change. And taking care my diabetes is not important right now my sugar then off the record with all the stress and my low sugar and in the 60s that's all I can say I just need support. Thanks for listening Den
    no denial anymore in my health, it's a learning experience
    amanda2581 responded:
    Den so sorry write me on face book .hugs from slipper
    nwsmom responded:
    We hope all is well with you, Den. You have enough problems without injuries! Please take care.

    DavidHueben responded:

    Does your insurance have a provision for a replacement loaner (rental) until you can purchase a new car? In spite of the car wreck and associated stress, you need to remained focused on controlling your diabetes.

    We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.

    - Winston S. Churchill

    barb10562 responded:
    OH Den- am so sorry! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with u and know that God wouldnt give u anything u can not handle. Lift your head up and know that u WILL get through this. Let us know how your doing. Barb
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to DavidHueben's response:

    (((hugs))) to you! I echo what David said - now than ever it is even more important to take care of yourself!

    I hope you are finding less pain and healing every day -

    teddybear200 responded:
    Den I am sorry you had the car accident and you only have minor injuries that is good. I was wondering what happened to you, you having been on here for a while.

    As for the car since you have insurance you should get some money back (if it is totalled) to help in the purchasing of a different car. Also some insurance policies have a way to get a loaner car for you until all is settled. You might want to ask about that.

    Since my neck surgeries have taken place I can not drive any more, I had to sell my car - I too need to depend on others to get me to my appts. and shopping it is NOT a bad thing to have others help you out for a little while.

    As for your diabetes not that is a big deal - that should be your number one concern not the car. Your HEALTH is more important than an material item. You have rides you can get around but you are doing more harm by not taking care of you and your diabetes.
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    phototaker responded:
    Den, I so understand how you are feeling.

    First of all, I want you to know that I'm hearing everything you are saying about the stress of taking care of the paperwork and phone calls yourself. When you have both a mental disability and a learning one, it's double trouble when something like this happens. Not having a car is harder, SO....

    1) It's SO important that you take care of your diabetes FIRST.
    Otherwise when you get lows, you will feel so awful, AND when you get highs, you will feel worst too. Also, taking your medicine for your mental illness is important.

    2) Your support people, therapist, group friends, etc. are very important to your mental health right now. Can you take a bus there? I used to take 3 buses as a kid. Is your body healed enough to ride your bike. Can you have someone help you with calling about a replacement car on your insurance, if it has that? Maybe the guy who walks with you or someone from work?'s great that people are going to give you a ride to work. You're so lucky that people care.

    3) You ARE so fortunate you weren't hurt badly. I'm so glad about that. You are going to be just fine. Right now so many things are being thrown at you.

    Den, for me, just little things throw me for a loop sometimes.
    I was working on my taxes last night. Just 3 hours of trying to figure out my medical(I have two insurances, one from Medicare now, and my old one from Kaiser). It was so confusing adding up the drug amounts, etc. My tax guy suggested I check online and see if they have that information. I know I have some learning disabilities, so I get it....I understand why this whole thing is overwhelming you.

    Take a deep breath. You're actually fine. Put things in folders, if you need to...or wrap paper around the individual forms, so you can write on that the information you need. Ask someone to help you with the tasks that are overwhelming you right now.

    When I was talking to Medicare, I told them I get very confused easily. People took their time explaining things to me. You'll get this all done.

    We care about you.

    FIRST...take care of your diabetes.
    2ND, make an appt. with your therapist. See if there's a way you can get there by bus or bike.

    Take care.
    mhall6252 responded:

    Sorry to hear about the accident but glad to hear you were not seriously hurt.

    Everyone is correct to say that your insurance company should help you out, depending on the coverage you have in force. Be sure to call your agent and find out what they will do for you.

    Take care of yourself - it's important.

    Diabetic since 5/2001
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    Smile and the world smiles with you.
    hootyowl2 responded:
    Sorry you were in a horrible wreck Den, but glad everyone is okay, or will be. Hugs,

    dianer01 replied to mhall6252's response:

    Level with claim adjuster if you need help keeping everything coordinated. You have been paying your premiums to protect yourself in the event of an accident. Don't be afraid to ask for help from the adjuster and your support team.
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