I went to the doctors this morning and I have a whiplash injury to my neck. I’ve been signed off for a week and if it’s no better then I have to go back. I have some pain killers with codeine, some Muscle relaxing things and so diazepam to help me sleep.
I’m feeling pretty upset because when I phoned work to tell them my manager was really off about it. After the accident I went to the pub to watch the football. At that time I felt ok, although my neck was a little sore I thought nothing was really wrong. I bumped into one of the other managers there. I told her what had happened and that I was ok but a little sore. Now I’m told I shouldn’t have gone to the pub. It’s being made out that I’m lying and am not actually hurt.
The doctor told me that it usually takes 12 to 48 hours for the swelling to come out and the pain to start with whiplash injuries. Even when I told my manager that she was still off with me. She never even said she hoped I was feeling better soon. I feel like I’m not being believed and that when I go back I’m in for a load of hassle. To be honest I don’t feel like I want to go back.
Sorry for rambling but I just feel very upset about the whole thing. I can’t do any exercise. I’m probably going to gain weight after all my hard work and my neck and shoulder really hurt.