A little over 4 years ago, I was in a car accident. I was rear-ended at a stoplight. There was no blood. All my limbs are intact. But my life has never been the same.
I have been in constant pain ever since. I am 24 years old, and I have IDD (internal disc disruption) of the L5-S1. I've been through countless medications, physical therapy, chiropractic, facet injections, radiofrequency, and most recently a discogram.
I should be happy that we now know WHY my back hurts, but I can't help but feel cheated. I will most likely need to go through a painful back surgery to correct the damage. And this girl, this careless girl, walked away with a $175 ticket.
Many of you have endured a discogram. You know how awful it is. I cried the whole way through. When my dad came into the PACU, I cried. And all I could choke out was, "They hurt me."
It's not fair. And I'm old enough to know that life isn't fair. But a traffic ticket for following Too Close is nothing compared to what I've lived with.
Does anyone out there understand this? Does it get better? I don't see how it can.