I Wrote My Car Off on Christmas Eve

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jazzer, Dec 30, 2019.

    1. Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Driving to my daughter’s house on Christmas Eve, for an Xmas dinner, I hit the kerb of a central road traffic island, which should have been illuminated, but unfortunately wasn’t.
      The impact destroyed the tyre and the driver’s seat when the airbag detonated.
      My car was a write-off.

      I arrived two hours late for the meal, awaiting a breakdown service, but other than being shaken up, I was okay.

      That’s quite enough of my tale of woe.

      I would like to thank so many members on Tinnitus Talk for their kindness and support for me over the last few years.
      I have appreciated every sentiment.

      This picture appeared on my Facebook feed today, and I would like to extend these thoughts and wishes to every one of you.
      Thank you all once again, for your love and kindness.
      Dave x
      Jazzer
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    2. emmalee
      No Mood

      emmalee Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
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      Oh my, Dave, that must have been quite the shock to your system. You were very fortunate to have walked away from the crash, it could have been much worse. :huganimation:

      Take care and do get some rest, sometimes aches and pains show up later on.

      Lets hope 2020 will be an improvement for all of us. ❤️
       
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    3. OnceUponaTime
      Busy

      OnceUponaTime Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Glad you are ok @Jazzer !
      When the air bag detonated, was it loud?

      Time for a new 2020 car! :)
      Once
       
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      Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Yes - the airbag was very loud, but it actually burst, flooding the interior with smoke and noxious chemicals. Very unpleasant Once.

      I have to tell you that, whenever I fail at something (i.e. an accident ), I feel quite low for a few hours, like I feel some self doubt.
      It doesn’t last long, because I am obviously aware that we all fail at times.
      But tinnitus has left me much more sensitive than before.

      Does anybody else experience greater sensitivity I wonder?
       
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      Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
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      We all need to remind ourselves and others that we are pretty amazing people to cope with this condition, and to still live productive lives, contributing to the lives of our families and friends.
      Little do they know of just what our load is.
       
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    6. OnceUponaTime
      Busy

      OnceUponaTime Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Oh, glad you didnt get a spike from that. :eek:

      Yes. I do. :(
      I'm typing with one hand...grrrr. :mad: Otherwise, I'd elaborate more on that subject.
       
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      Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      I always aim at composure of course, but my tears are not so far away.
      Because ‘T’ puts us one degree under, we are aware of coping with something before we start.
      I am sometimes vulnerable to a random act of kindness.
      Struggling with my self-checkout shopping one day, a lovely assistant noticed my unease, and said - “are you okay sweetheart?”
      She was just being very kind
      - so why did I feel very sad?

      I guess I realised that she knew nothing of my real distress.

      Tell me I’m weird ?
       
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    8. AVIYT
      Wishful

      AVIYT Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregabalin
      I was involved in a car crash in early November. Around 40 or so km/h when my Volvo impacted a BMW which later hit a Toyota SUV. Thankfully very little damage to the car thanks to the sturdy build, but the airbags went off. I was immediately paranoid about tinnitus, but everything was fine. No spike.

      Also total write off, even though insurance declared 70% which is close enough. They wouldn't insure it afterwards. I still can drive the car, although I will need to replace the cracked windshield eventually. Definitely a few thousand dollars worth of damages, but insurance paid out.

      Sometimes things can turn out well. Happy NYE.
       
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    9. TheDanishGirl
      Sad

      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      What a shock it must have been!

      I'm glad your okay sweet Jazzer, and I hope your tinnitus is not affected by it.

      It's understandable if your still shaken up about it. Be extra kind to yourself these days.
       
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    10. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Nice.
       
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      Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Ah - a touch of kindness DG - lovely words,
      just what the doctor ordered.
      xx
       
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    12. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      You monarchists need to start driving on the correct (RIGHT) side of the road and put your steering wheels on the left side of the car. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!?!?!?!

      No wonder you're all crashing around and joining the EU.
       
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