I went through PTSD from the last car accident, worked with a really great Psychologist who helped me get back behind the wheel, but I still don't like to be in big city traffic, or treacherous roads of any kind.
After that third rear end accident, I could no longer drive my Ranger, could not push the clutch in and hold it. I had specifically wanted a truck, a 4 wheel drive, because I could no longer spend the time, especially the effort, to 'dig it out of snow', I wanted to go right through it. The impact of the accident bent that bumper the whole way to the ground, it was repaired, but I just couldn't handle it, my Chiropractor told my husband, my days of driving a clutch were over, so he started going to dealerships and coming home with different cars. Some were very high end, luxury cars, but I could not stand the seats, I must have sat in 50 different cars and finally a new salesman at the Chrysler dealership brought a Pacifica down. The seats were a perfect fit, the passenger and driver side seats adjusted electrically from the door, so required no effort, and it has independent racing suspension.
As great as that car is, and it is now nearly 6 years old, it has only about 22k in mileage on it, and it was taken to TN at least once. It has 6 bucket seats, 5 of them will fold down, so it is very accommodating.
As great as the car is, and as grateful as I am to have it, riding in the car just KILLS ME!! I still get freaked out if I hear screeching tires, or someone gets too close, but I am much better than I had been.
I dread the thought of having to go into Baltimore or DC for a surgeon, but my Internist says the surgery is too delicate to be done locally, and I agree, am already really concerned thinking I will have to ride all that way home after surgery. I already imagine 5 seats down, and me laying face down to get home.
After hearing your story of your ride home from your daughters, I think you will feel better if you are taken and picked up in the future! We just have to make adjustments, you know?
Sending a big hug,
BTW, they no longer make the Pacifica, but Dodge makes a car almost identical, I'll see if I can find it for you.
Couldn't find the Dodge, but here is he Pacifica, I love it!
It rides like my big Oldsmobiles, I had many of those big beautiful cars!