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I had this happen to me 2 days ago. My car is a total loss. I was hit pretty hard in the left shoulder, ribs, and the lower thigh when the driver plowed into my door. It created a significant dent in my door as the impact lasted for several seconds.
Fortunately, I didn't break any bones. The ambulance arrived farily quickly. They checked me out and ran a few tests on me. I declined to go to the hospital though they urged me to let them take me to USC hospital in Los Angeles. They warned me against internal bleeding or that I could possibly die if I didn't go to the hospital. I don't have insurance. I'm a jogger in pretty good shape and I think I took the impact pretty well. This was my first real accident I have been in aside from a few minor fender benders years back.
I had to get out of the right side passenger door. It caused my right front tire to be flat.
So it is now 2 days later. It is painful to make certain movements that normally I would not blink an eye to make. I think my pelvis area took some of the force on the impact. It doesn't hurt to sit as I type. When I get up though, I have to do this slowly. There is pain in my inner thighs. If I bend down to touch the floor, when I attempt to raise myself back up, there is pain in my inner thigh. Maybe I stretched some ligaments. Will this repair itself on its own? I have to walk slowly but I can do it.
When I"m laying on the bed on my back, to raise back to a sitting position, this causes some pain. I usually sleep on my right side. I can get there with some struggle. I have to make sure my left arm is pushed back though on my left side. If I move me left arm over to my right side, there is pain. My left shoulder took a beating. If I just put my hand on my left shoulder, it is tender. There is some purple bruising on my left bicep also.
Am I going to be ok? If I had any internal bleeding, for most people, is this something the person would know?
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