Friday, May 6, 2011

The Truck, the Commodore and the Fallout #3

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On the 15th May 1998 I was involved in car V truck accident, that saw a commodore shortened by 3 foot either end. The following entries are from a diary I kept at the time.

It’s now 13 years later and the pain is still here – the TAC of course have wiped their hands of me. I learnt a long time ago that the only person you can rely on is you and it’s something that has stood me in good stead for longer than I can remember.

9th June 1998

I woke up with a pressure in my back. This is the best way to describe it. The pressure felt as if someone had blown a balloon up and it was very sore. After about 2 hours, I could feel the cramps that the Chiro and Doctor had been talking about. The cramps that I was having and could not feel. All of a sudden I could feel them and they hurt like hell.

This is why I went back to the doctors.

The pain is occurring in the right side of my back, with cramping. The right arm from the elbow to the wrist and over the top of the thumb and pointing finger with a very sharp stabbing pain. The left shin from knee to ankle, a wave of stabbing pain that is intermittent. The right side of my neck, just off front centre with a sharp throbbing ache.

……… lifting my son into and out of the car is absolutely killing me, but I am the only one there, therefore I have to do it. He is too small to climb in and out of the car and the bending to do up his harness is just as bad.

Shit I hate this

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  1. People assume tac will take care of them, but they're like any other insurance company - they'll try to get out of paying where they can

  2. Oh it gets better, so much (not) better, so good in fact that some actions (that are irreversable) were considered, because I could no longer 'deal with it'

    TAC are the scum of the earth, insurance company or not - they suck the life out of you, they will if you let them............ kill you