Left the Southdale Library branch after picking up a book that the internet said they had on hand. It filled a hole in a series that I have checked out. Hopped back on 62 Eastbound into the interchange with 35W. Cars were piled up there, like they always do. I was slowing to stop at the back of said line of cars in the left lane about 2-300 yards from the southbound 35w exit. I heard breaks screeching, glanced up to my rear view mirror to see a car about to crash into me at fairly high speed. I felt it impact the back of my car, threw my car forward into the car in front of me and then slid sideways into the cement median divider where my car stuck and I put it into park.
I remember being thrown forwards, sideways and backwards against the headrest. Looking around after the car had stopped, my phone and purse on the passenger side floorboard along with all of my library books. There was coffee splattered in some of the oddest places like on the ceiling where the visor should have been. The visor was down and sideways like it would be half out of the window if the window weren't there. Never did find my stereo face. Yeah, I got hit hard enough that the stereo face on my JVC popped off and landed somewhere(hopefully in the car) that was not immediately evident. The seat back of the driver's side was much further reclined that it ever is when I'm driving as well, almost supine.
I never got a good look at my car. I got put into a neck brace and immediately onto a stretcher. Luckily they didn't have to backboard me. Wheeled me into an ambulance and we waited for the little girl fro the car that I hit. Her back and neck hurt and she was going to be taken to Children's. Any spare thoughts for a little girl name Maya who was really scared and in a bad way today would be appreciated. She decided that getting a "necklace" like mine wouldn't be so bad. She was a real trooper.
The Paramedics say they figure my car is totaled. Described as, "There is no trunk or back bumper anymore." My poor dear Sunny has gotten me so far and done so much for me! Heart hurts.
Taken to Abbott Northwestern via ambulance. Urine test, CT test of neck in radiology, bp and pulse-ox, they gave me atavan(muscle relaxer) and then 800mg of Ibuprofen when I told them I can't have opiate derivatives. The Dr was lovely and very empathetic. She brought me a sprite when my blood sugar was getting low and even managed to find a straw since I was still in the neck brace at that point.
CT came back negative for fractures which meant I could be released from the neck brace and the hospital.
Home now. I'm woozy from the atavan, tired from the muscle abuse, and generally wore out.
Lots of love from all the people around me. Lots of love from me to all the people who were reaching out and helping in any way they could. St.Ang came and sat with me when we couldn't get a hold of the Honey. I thought I was going to cry when I saw them walk in. B went and found the Honey at the baseball park he was playing at so he would know what was going on. Thank you so much. W, the day of her birthday party managed to arrange for someone to be at the hospital with me and someone to find M and still check in on me and see how I was doing. Love to you all.