I really need to vent, so for anyone who reads this, thank you for reading! As I posted last night, I've had fibro since 1995. It started after I fell on an icy sidewalk onto my back. My mom also has fibro. The past two years have been the most difficult pain-wise. I have active triggerpoints all over my back and in my neck and I have terrible sciatic pain, which became consistently unbearable during and after the birth of my daughter (she is two). I often feel tired and have frequent fibrofog. I've been experiencing numbness in my hands lately... Anyway, on New Year's Eve, my hubby and I actually went out on a date-the first in six months without the kids! After our date, we tried to stop and pick up a cake at ColdStone for the kids and my parents, who were visiting. The shopping complex we went to was packed with people and it was bitterly cold, so my hubby decided that he would drop me off at ColdStone to get the cake, drive around and then pick me back up. A lot of people were being dropped off at the movie theater there and there was a big line of cars in front of us, dropping people off. My hubby put the car in park 15 feet or so behind the line to let me out. I was halfway out of the car when the sixteen year old driver at the end of the line decided that it would be a good idea to slam fullforce on his accelerator in reverse without looking. He slammed into our car so hard, he damaged the hood of our car, the driver's side headlight, sidepanel and driver's side door. Our car was deemed undriveable today by our assessor (we knew the damage was bad, but we thought it driveable-oops!). Because we were in park, there could be damage to the transmission and who knows what else. I know you all can understand how I am feeling right now. Upon impact, I pulled muscles in my neck and back, which has flared up most of my trigger points and I have muscle spasming and new spots of pain. After the accident, I stood next to the car, shaking from head to toe, shocked and in pain. I tried to massage the spasms out of my neck, which was pointless, as most of you know. The kid who hit us wasn't even sorry, but cocky and rude. His parents happened to be in another car and saw the whole incident, so they ran over to us. The kid's mother asked me if I was okay and I told her no, still shaking uncontrollably from head to toe and holding my neck. She actually got pissed off and HUFFED away, indignant!!! Most people would have offered to call an ambulance, but she was just that inconsiderate and rude. The parents were nasty to us, beligerant about exchanging insurance info. and chastised us for wanting to do things by the book/involve our insurance company (apparently, "the last time this happened" the other driver allowed them to fix his car without involving insurance). Because the accident happened on privately owned property, the police refused to come and document the accident. We immediately were on the phone with our insurance company and filed a police report, as we were supposed to do. The kid/his parents did not call their insurance company to file a claim or place a police report. It has taken nearly two weeks for our insurance company to locate a policy on these people, since they gave us limited information. Our insurance company had to threaten legal action on them because they couldn't find their insurance policy and the people weren't returning their messages. When the kid's father finally called our agent, he told her the WE hit his kid!!! I'm in shock! I guess I'm naive to think that a parent would want to teach their child to be honest, have good morals and values, etc. Given their behavior at the scene of the accident, I don't know why I'm surprised-their son never even apologized for his carelessness. What makes me sad is that I gave the kid the benefit of the doubt. A lot of people would sue for the kind of pain I'm in, but I took pity on him, thinking of stupid mistakes I made at his age. I do have to do things by the book with my insurance company/the police, but I wouldn't sue. I just want the kid who hit us to take responsibility and have his insurance pay for the damage he did to our car. I haven't even been to see my doc, because I know there is nothing he can do for me. I'm taking my tramadol and a 10mg dose of amitriptyline at night to sleep, which aren't taking all the pain away. I won't take narcotics. I'm just miserable physically and emotionally about the whole thing, devastated that they lied. I hope our insurance company can prove that the kid hit us... I'm thankful he didn't hit a person and that my kids were not in the car, too. Has anyone been in a similiar situation? Any advice?