I was riding in my best friend’s car when she had a fender bender with the lady ahead of us. Long story about how that happened. The lady ahead of us might have been hurt badly because she had been in an accident not too long ago and was hurting from surgery she’d had.
I got hurt in that the seatbelt had brusied the crud out of my right shoulder. Then I was in a panic because I couldn’t think of whether to go to the hospital or not because I was sore but not anywhere near as bad as the other lady.
A woman I used to work with had been in an accident and had her coller bone broken about where the seatbelt brusied me. She had a blood clot develop there and ended up having a stroke that left her permanently brain damanged.
So I’m all worried and scared and having a major panic attack (panic/anxiety disorder - I’m supposed to be on medication but have no insurance to foot the bill and my meds cost over $300, so I haven’t been on them for a while).
We get everything fixed and everything’s fine - I’m bruised but not so badly that I’m going to require anything major. I was miserable all day yesterday and felt like a failure. I couldn’t function.
My brain was fried yesterday and I couldn’t focus - so can one offer up the fear, panic attack, hurt, etc. after it’s passed? Or is that a bad thing to do? Or pointless?