as a side point, that near miss i had with the 80 year old couple who didn't even stop @ an obscured stop sign, still does not change my opinion.
the hospital informed me today, the disk damage i incurred is potentialy life threatening and that i should consult with a neuro surgeon as soon as possible. they added i could become paralyzed or have permenant impaired motor function as a result.
i really didn't think it was that bad. really, i thought like before, i would shake it off. i had a lot of back injuries from way worse accidents that i have settled out w/ exercise and pain management technques.
I am screwed.