Thursday, December 5, 2013

I'm feeling very unhappy and don't really know what to do about it.


  1. What's wrong? Are you just feeling icky? Or did something bad happen?

  2. A lady without insurance ran a stoplight and broadsided me. It totaled my car. I have a mild concussion and a black eye and bruises and my face is a little messed up from the airbag but I'm OK. At least my arms, hands, and fingers are pretty much OK. I feel like vomiting all the time. I'll probably have to put a few thousand dollars of my own money with what my insurance will pay in order to replace my car. I don't want a used car because I don't know how it's been driven. I could sue the woman but I don't think I would ever collect so it's probably a waste of time. My car was exactly one year and four days old. I wanted it to get me all the way through med school. I have the money to replace it but that is not how I wanted to spend it. The lady tried to say it was my fault but there were all kinds of witnesses including a deputy sheriff.

    1. Oh… well, that's certainly a good reason to be unhappy. I'm glad you're mostly okay, although it sucks that your car was totaled. I don't blame you for being shaken up and upset. I definitely would be too in your shoes.

      It's a blessing that your arms, fingers, and hands aren't hurt… and that you have many people near you who can help you recover. The money part sucks, but at least you have it and can make more.

      Still… I am sorry you were in an accident. I hope you feel better very soon.

  3. Oh no!! I'm glad you're ok. What do your parents have to say about the accident? Shouldn't the lady still be responsible in covering some of the cost for a new car? The most important thing is that you're ok, but that's definitely an unnecessary stress.

  4. My parents haven't said anything except that they're thankful it wasn't worse. I would get a judgment if I sued the woman but i don't know if it's even worth the trouble becuase i don't know if I would ever actually collect enough to make it worth my while. Part of me wants to sue her on principle even if i only collect a few hundred dollars over the course of the next ten years, but I don't know if it's worth it. I'm lucky I have the money stored away. My brother doesn't have the money so if it happened to him he would be out of luck except that I would probably give him the money he needed.

    I could delay my finals except that I don't want any "incomplete" grades even temporarily on my transcript, so I'll take ondansetron if necessary to get through them. I don't need to study, so I can rest until Monday, take three finals, go back to bed, take the last final Tuesday, and then be finished with everything.