I am in an accelerated ASN program and have two semesters left. I commute about 45 mins one way. A couple weeks ago I was involved in a traumatic accident. I live in the Midwest and it was the first snow fall of the year. My back end lost traction and I slid into a side rail and over...rolling my car 3 times. I suffered a broken rib and finger and lacerations from the glass (no major injuries). I had to wait 30 mins inside of a smoking car while the fire department worked effortlessly to get me out before I could receive medical attention.
I didn't take any time off of school not wanting to get behind. However, I am TERRIFIED now of driving on the highway. There's no other way around it to get to school. I feel incredible anxiety when driving...almost to the point where it's debilitating. It literally makes me want to quit as I feel a sense of impending doom everytime I know I have to drive to school. If I was on the outside looking in I would say I was being overly dramatic but things get very real when your car is traveling 60mph towards a guardrail and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it.
Winter is here and that just adds insult to injury! I HAVE to get over this. It's starting to affect my school performance as well as I have just failed my first test of my entire nursing school journey. Sometimes I cant even concentrate on studying, I just would like to curl up in a ball and never leave my bedroom. I feel stuck and helpless. Has any one ever experienced this? Any tips on moving forward? I'm sooooo close...i would never forgive myself if I let this deter me from what I have been working so hard for almost 2 years.