I am a new member. I'm glad I found this site because I am so depressed and scared about the fact that It was just confirmed today, March 24, 2011 that I have L3 and L4 nerve damage on the left side of my back and L4 and L5 on the right side. I was hit by a drunk driver in December of 2010 as a pedestrian. I read about the person on this site that was gardening and moved the wrong way and didn't feel their leg, I'm so sorry for you and I hope you are recovering nicely. I am a pole dancing instructor and fear I'll never dance again now. I am currently attending school for my degree in nursing but know absolutely nothing about nerve damage, I'm a new student. I am so scared that I'm gonna move the wrong way and become paralyzed. I already lost a lot of feeling in my left toes and my left ankle is broken. This is not the extent of my injuries either. I have broken ribs, head trauma and a few other things. I have severe pain in my back when I stand or sit for 20 mins or more and can't wear my stilettos anymore. To some of you that may be trivial but I'm a 37 year old extremely active women that can pole dance like a pro. I am depressed and so nervous about moving the wrong way. I know I'm blessed and fortunate to be alive, I've been told this by dr's, attorney's and medical professionals, however, it does not ease the pain or the fact that this women drank and drove and now I have to pay for it for the rest of my life. In addition, her insurance company will not pay for any medical bills for me because her coverage is in Delaware and she hit me in PA...... WOW are they kidding me? So now I have to pay for all my doctors bills, physical therapy and I do not have health insurance. I will not be able to get the proper care or treatment due to the fact that I can't work because of this accident so how can I pay for any treatment. "IF", not when, "IF" I win a settlement, I then have to turn around with that money and pay for my medical bills. She got away with breaking the law and changing my life forever. I will be in pain forever. I have a 4 yr old little boy that I can't even pick up due to the pain. If it wasn't for him, I think I would have rather her killed me!!!!