Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Confessional: MVA Edition

Morning, Kitschies!  I know yesterday I said that I was going to be away for a while, but how can I stay away from Friday Confessions?  I've got a lot I want to get off my chest and I apologize in advance if this because a big 'ol Debbie Downer post.


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I confess...
Car accidents suck!  I deal with people involved in car accidents on a daily basis and I know how the whole thing progresses (injuries, dealing with insurance companies, etc), but it's totally different when it's YOU.

I confess...
I was more concerned about my boys than I was about myself.  I'm so very thankful they were unharmed.  Thank god for car seats.

I confess...
The woman who hit me was driving like a bat out of hell and I have a witness who saw her from *blocks* away weaving in and out of traffic.

I confess...
It's nice to know that people still really do care and are willing to stop to see if you need help.  I had 3 different people come up to me to check on us and actually offered me their information as witnesses.  I take back one mean thing I've said about being disappointed in humanity.

I confess...
I'm confused about the whole airbag thing.  That woman hit us *hard* and not a single airbag deployed.  The EMS said I tripped one of the airbag sensors...and if that's the case, now I'm wondering how bad the accident has to be to actually deploy the airbags.  I don't think I want to know.

Damage to the hood, ripped my front bumper in half, crumpled the left front quarter panel, broke the grille.  The fire department had to pry the hood open with a crowbar.  The hope?  It wasn't leaking any fluid so I'm crossing my fingers that the damage is isolated to the body and nothing mechanical. 

I confess...
I miss my car.  It's only been 2 days, but I feel like I'm trapped where ever my hubs drops me off.

I confess...
I turned off the comments to my last post because I just didn't want to deal with it all.  However, I got some really sweet emails from my "regulars" and I just want to say how much I appreciate the kind words.  It's comforting to know I have friends, even though I've never met any of you.

I confess...
This is probably the last you'll hear of this accident.  I just needed to vent confess and get some of this off my chest.

I confess...
I was super excited that Grey's Anatomy finally came back after the horrific, mentally draining episode at least a month ago.  But...it took me til last night to finally watch it because I didn't want to watch another mentally draining episode just yet.

I confess...
It was less mentally draining but I don't exactly remember the whole episode.  Muscle relaxers have a weird amnesic effect on me.  I hope I didn't delete it because I want to watch it again.

OK.  I'm done and now I feel better.  Confess some stuff with me, will ya?  I know I'm not the only one who has stuff to get off her chest!

18 comments:

nail crazy said...

confession is good for soul ;-)
i'm so glad you're all ok :-D

Jessi M (Lacquered, Painted, Polished) said...

Thank goodness the boys are okay. I know I don't know you or comment on your blog that often, but I was freaking out for you. It seems like the physical injuries from an accident are sometimes not as bad as how much it affects you emotionally. I hope you are taking care of yourself.

Oh, and my boyfriend is a firefighter/EMT and goes to car accidents every day. He said from seeing similar accidents that it seems pretty much in line with them that the air bags didn't deploy. I guess the EMT or paramedic you talked to must have known stuff about cars to be able to tell the sensors were tripped. But anyway, the boy tells me there isn't a set speed at which the air bags deploy, it senses deceleration or something.

Also, I don't understand people who drive so irresponsibly. A car is essentially a several ton weapon if you use it that way and she had NO RIGHT to take away your sense of safety or your boys'. People like that don't deserve to drive.

Take care of yourself and tell your hubby I said he better be waiting on you hand and foot. :)

Oh, and I confess- I care way more about anniversaries than my boyfriend does. :( You would think 8 years would mean more than a hug and a kiss. But I knew he was the least romantic/sentimental man ever going in to it, so I have no right to complain. Sorry for the epically long comment that should have been an email.

Robyn said...

I'm so glad you and the boys are okay and so sorry this happened to you. Poor car :(

Amber said...

I'm glad to hear you're doing ok about the accident, scary about the airbags though! I got into a minor fender bender and all of my bags deployed and actually ruined my dashboard and shattered my windshield! My car was totalled basically because of the airbags!

I haven't been watching Grey's. I used to love, love, love that show but I just can't stand it anymore, it's gotten so terrible. I haven't watched it for like a month!

Must be you're going to be going car shopping this weekend?? Good luck, I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Emily said...

I am the dumb blonde who tried to figure out why I couldn't comment instead of just emailing you yesterday. I thought it was just me.
It is amazing you all were relatively unscathed looking at that damage.
Muscle relaxers are a good thing.

Gina (Prim and Polished) said...

OMG so scary! The car is wreaked. I am so happy you're okay and the kids are okay! OMG!!!!!! Speedy resolution and recovery!!

Brenna said...

Linked with you through COnfessions:)

Sad to hear about your accident but SO glad to know you are all alright!!

Brenna
www.kokoszkafam.blogspot.com

Lorene said...

So scary! And I am so sad that I missed the first post and a chance to prove that I'm a 'regular' by emailing you ;)

But confessions are definitely therapeutic. I hope you have plenty of down-time this weekend to become un-rattled.

Stray Stitches said...

Okay, I'll play, but only here in this comment. I confess that I miss you and the boys very, very much!!!!!

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

I confess I've been in 2 BIG accidents. First totaled my beautiful '67 Firebird (muscle car that I LOVED) and did some nice long term damage to my physical body that I still feel today. The guy whose fault it was had been drinking but not enough at the time to register as drunk. The lawyers came in talking about a golf game they would be playing later that day. Guess who got screwed? ME guess who got settlement money to start his own business? The bastard that caused the accident. I'd ask you to guess which lawyer won the golf game but IDK. Bastards :P

BTW, if I'd have known of the extent of medical needs my body had - I would feel much better today. Even though the boys are your WORLD - make sure you take every bit of physical therapy and extra help you can get so you can stay physically healthy longer. I wish I would have known. :(

Take care. Glad to see you back in the swing of confessional. :)

GothamPolish said...

So glad to hear you guys are OK. Talking about it helps though I hope!

Rebecca said...

Thank goodness y'all were ok! I hope at lease if nothing else comes of it that the lady who hit you learned some driving tips...

ANSTAH said...

OH MY MEG! I'm so glad to see that you and the little ones are okay. My heart sort of sank when I saw MVA and your picture, then I read the post. *WHEW* I really hope you're doing okay!!!

Mamarazzi said...

Oh Megan...thank God you and your boys are ok. This is so scary. The picture took my breath away.

JQ said...

I am very glad that you and your boys came out okay. I feel your pain on the lacking a vehicle thing. We actually only have the one van that hubby uses for work, so my boy and I do a lot of walking/busing and I am trying to get my hands on a kid's seat for the back of my bike so we can get from a to be quicker.

Hope you don't suffer much in the way of whiplash. Try to relax as much as you can with two boys running about! :)

MissMidnightBlue said...

I'm so glad you and your boys are ok.
Accidents can be so scary. you'd think the airbags would have deployed. Like you said how much harder does it have to be?
I'm glad you all are ok.

Impulsive Addict said...

OMG! I am so sorry to hear about that wreck!! That picture looks horrible! I'm so glad that you guys weren't hurt. God does amazing things!

I hope your weekend was un-eventful and lovely. Happy belated Mothers Day!

Myya said...

Holy balls your car is squished! Thank goodness you all are ok!!