In the Blink of an Eye

I’ve had the misfortune of being in several car wrecks, two of which caused serious injury. My first whiplash came when I was at a stop on the freeway at a high traffic time and the person behind me didn’t realize the traffic ahead was stopping and plowed into me doing at least 55 miles an hour. 

My neck was injured but what made the moment worse was the driver left after getting out of his car acting like he was getting his insurance information. I had a serious whiplash and could barely turn my head. I spent the next year going to a Chiropractor several times a week to get better. 

I had a couple of small accidents that didn’t do any damage to me just the car. One day going thru a curve and work van came into my lane and hit the back panel of my car. This put me in a rental which comes into play in the next story. 

My rental car is a nice white Mustang and I’m a happy camper. I was in sales and had a trip outside of town, it was raining so I left early to make sure I was on time. As approach an entrance ramp a truck comes out of nowhere, hits the back end of my car, and sends me spinning down the freeway hitting the cement divider wall all the way. 

It was like slow motion, even though it was only seconds, it felt like God was deciding if I lived or not. It was an out-of-body experience. My car came to a rest and a big Caddilac t-bones me and the passenger side of the car is completely caved in and almost touching me. 

I was in so much pain and disbelief. Traffic accidents were up since it was raining outside and it took almost 45 minutes for an ambulance to come to get me. Another couple of hours at the hospital to get a doctor and x-rays. Luckily nothing was broken, I was beaten to a pulp. 

Against my doctor’s recommendation, I didn’t stay in the hospital and had several complications because of. Right off the bat, I had problems with not being able to feel my legs for a short period of time. Then it felt like an electrical current going thru my back making it hard to walk. 

I sought out a Chiropractor since the pain pill route wasn’t working, I wasn’t getting better and had trouble working when taking the pills. I spent over a year in therapy with many lingering problems with my neck and back. 

Now I have arthritis in multiple places in my neck, mid and lower back. 

One lesson I learned is Chiropractic care works. 

Melinda

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