I got into a car accident in 2000. I got t-boned in my Toyota Corolla by a pickup truck. It pushed in the driver-side door about 18 inches and my seat folded like a taco beneath me.
The ambulance came and they pried me out of the car and took me to the Trauma Center because I might have internal injuries. They x-rayed my whole body and found i'd broken my left arm. I had it resting on the windowsill and it had gone through the window, breaking my proximal ulna and embedding some small slivers of glass.
I was self-employed at the time, so I had my wife's insurance. They had just changed insurance providers so I told them I had two insurance cards in my wallet, and to use whichever one had the later date.
They called in a surgeon and an anesthesiologist to do an 'emergency' operation on my arm. It was a greenstick fracture so the surgeon put a strap of titanium in and screwed all the pieces of bone to it. And he got out all the pieces of glass.
The next day a male nurse came in to check me out. I asked when I could get out of there and he said that since I didn't have insurance they were going to keep me for another day. I told him I did have insurance and where was my wallet anyway?
I had to wear a splint for 6 weeks, and twice each day I had to take it off and bend my arm and rotate my wrist all the way back and forth several times to maintain the range of motion. It hurt like hell at first but it was nice to get the splint off. I had to wear the splint for 6 weeks.
After the accident my whole body hurt like hell. I didn't know what was broken, or how much! And while the bone was healing it ached sometimes, which cost me a little sleep. And for a couple years after that it hurt if I rested my elbows on a table, but that went away finally. There's just a very slight scar on my forearm, maybe 2" long, from the elbow up.