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I have incredibly bad luck,i must have a sign on my back!

tammycttammyc Posts: 892
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:38 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I was at physical therapy today,still working on my spine to try and get my discs in place and hopefully start feeling better soon. On my way home i had stopped at the bank to get out some money for my massage in the morning.Of course i was walking,such a nice day and i had left the bank and was walking down the sidewalk on a busy street near a highschool when a small car sped by me and someone in the car whipped a container full of crushed ice at my back. As soon as it hit me i stopped where i was a screamed in pain.It had hit my back in the same spot that my therapist had just finished working on.I had looked down at the ground to see what i had been hit with and as i looked back up i saw the car racing away.It was moving so fast that in a couple of sec. it had gone almost two blocks.I couldn't get the license plate as i didn't have my contacts in and it was moving to quick but i could see the kid in the back laughing.What a bunch of idiots!!!! L) Thank goodness i wasn't far from my house by then.I came in and took a pain pill and layed on some heat to relax the muscles that had already started to tighten up.I can't believe the luck i've been having since my surgery.First the car accident,and now this.Its like i'm not meant to get better.I'm affraid to see how i'm going to be in the morning.Hopefully i'll be able to sleep tonight.


  • RangerRRanger on da rangePosts: 1,033
    That is a downright physical assault and hopefully that loser will get their due justice. Too bad when they sped off they didn't slam into a wall or something similar as long as no other innocent bystander got injured also.
    Then you could have walked up to the car and introduced them to your attorneys Smith & Wesson.
    I am a firm believer in what goes around comes around and that jerk will get theirs. Take care Tammy and hope you don't have any further damage.
  • OMG! :jawdrop: what major jerks! I can think of MANY other names to call them, but don't want to get in trouble here - ya know lol ;)

    To bad you did not get something about them - then you could have made a police report.

    Hope you feel better >:D<
    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
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  • Any idea what the car looked like? Even if you don't you should report it to the school principal.

    Also if you have a local paper I would call them and see if they would do a piece about mindless teenage violence. Because it is violence. If they stopped, got out and assaulted you it would be no different.
  • I never thought of what happened to me as assault.Definitely stupid kids that thought what they did was very funny,ignoring the fact that my back was hurt by what they did. I've been taking pain pills all night long and can still feel the pain.I wish i did know who they were because i would press charges.Teenagers do really stupid things and don't consider the consequences.Hopefully know permanent damage was done to my back and its just some bruising.I'd hate think that there could be more problems.
  • I don't mean to sound mean and I am the parent of a teenager who I hope wouldn't do something so stupid. I really think you need to contact the police tomorrow. They will tell you that they can't do anything without a description but they might put it together with a similar incident. At the least they need to contact the school that you were near.

    I know none of this takes away your pain but if we all stay quiet who will speak for us?

    Sleep well. And take that damn sign off already!!
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  • I'm so sorry this happened to you. I hope you start get some releif from your pain shortly. It's incredible how disrespectful teenage kids are now-a-days. That is just horrific and I feel so bad for you.
  • I am in law enforcement, and what happened to you was assault and battery! Kids probably *think* they are just having fun, pranking...NO. Chances are high that they have done this before. If you can describe the vehicle, and even to some degree the kids:

    Caucasian male - brown hair, high pitched voice, odd accent etc., curly hair.... You probably remember a lot more than you realize!!!

    We have gotten results of suspects with less! It sounds like you can probably give a description of the vehicle, and maybe a "general" description of one or more of the kids. You have already identified that they were teens, and from the high school. Not a lot of "kids" drive to school, and if correct for driving age in most states, you are looking for a driver that is a Junior or Senior - see, knocking down the list right there! Go to the police station tomorrow. File a report, and if you can get a detective to look this over! A bit of a stretch, the bag the ice was in - finger prints if you can get it.

    It is so sad that kids do this type of thing more and more today! Even sadder - and I see that in South Florida, parents turn a blind eye or say "But my kid is a good kid, he/she wouldn't do that!" Sad....Oh, and that "innocent kid" - sheet taller than most people!

    Good luck with it, and more importantly, I hope you feel better soon and no damage was done! *HUG*

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • I'm finally starting to get rid of some of the pain in my lower back and hip area from the incident on thurs. I still have trouble walking but its not as bad as it has been.I think with some time it will be fine,i'm pretty sure its just some bruising.Just been stretching my back so that it doesn't stiffen up too badly.
  • when i have pain in my back sometimes i feel like i'm swollen internally.thats how i've felt since i was hit by that ice last week.It feels like my bladder and everything below my bellybutton is swollen.Sometimes it hurts to urinate and i feel constipated and possibly am.Its a big change since i'm used to going a few times a day now i'm only going maybe once every three days.The medication i take has never caused constipationg before and it seems to have started right after the incident so at first i thought it could be because of all the inflammation internally but now its been almost a week and there isn't any difference.I'm starting to wonder if something else happened when i was hit in the back.I had therapy today,first time since it happened and was hoping for some kind of relief but so far there isn't any.
  • It sounds like constipation to me. You have been more immobile since the injury last week and have been taking more pain meds.

    Hope you feel better soon.

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