my sd card survived but my camera didn't, i guess it depends on the camera and how much you invested on it but still if i can't connect it to the pc i feel i lost something
I work with cameras every day, take out sd and cf cards, put them back in, pop them in and out card readers ..
The cf cards like to handled with more attention, I managed to ruin a card reader before. The first sd card went after 5 years (the lock mechanism somehow jammed and the lever was broken of) but all the others (old 512mb) still do duty just fine.
SD cards can take a punch ... I replaced cameras in the last 5 years - never an sd card.