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Old November 27 2009, 04:25 PM   #16
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Re: Your worst injuries

Nothing major. Fractured two fingers of my left hand once and had to have them immobilised for six weeks. But what made the experience a bit more painful is that I did not go to the doctor right away after the injury and the fingers ended up in wrong positions, so they had to forcefully straighten them at the hospital when they were treating me.

And I had some surgery done on my jaw a few years ago and ended up with an infected jawbone. The infection compressed a nerve -> agonizing facial nerve pain for 2 months. The pain slowly went away, but I still have a completely numb spot on my jaw.
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Old November 27 2009, 04:32 PM   #17
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hmm.. most likely getting run over by a tractor mower going in reverse and severing my right arm. Then dying in the ambulance on the way to the hospital (obviously I was revived). Finally having the severed arm further amputated just below the shoulder to stop infection from spreading.

All in all, that day really sucked. But I've never had a worse one.

Next....
Kind of puts your user name in a new light.... holy shit!

I've split my head open requiring stitches 3 times, I've got a scar on my cheek from a dog bite when I was little, I've broken my pinky toe, two of my knuckles, my tail bone and cracked a bone in my arm.
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Old November 27 2009, 04:33 PM   #18
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...agonizing facial nerve pain for 2 months...
Nerve pain is not nice. I still have mine from chopping through my ulna nerve (that's the one you tweak when you hit your funny bone). Can't feel half of my hand as it ddin't grow back properly after being reconnected, apart from pain that is It's like adding insult to injury. I find it gets worse in the winter.
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Old November 27 2009, 05:18 PM   #19
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I suffered brain damage when I was born, resulting in having cerebral palsy all my life. My legs were affected the most. I use a wheelchair to get around since I tire easily. I can walk, both with canes and without, but I fall down an awful lot.
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Old November 27 2009, 05:22 PM   #20
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When I had a heart attack, after the angiogram I couldn't pee, and they didn't want me to push, so they shoved a cathiter up my dick.
That hurt worse than everything else.
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Old November 27 2009, 06:06 PM   #21
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Nerve pain is not nice. I still have mine from chopping through my ulna nerve (that's the one you tweak when you hit your funny bone). Can't feel half of my hand as it ddin't grow back properly after being reconnected, apart from pain that is It's like adding insult to injury. I find it gets worse in the winter.
Ouch. I'm sorry. I remember that my nerve pain was bad enough to make me cry and weep and holler. There was no respite from it at all and it almost drove me mad. I can't even describe the sense of relief when I noticed it gradually diminishing (my surgeon had said that in the worst case the pain would be permanent). I hope you have proper medication.
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Old November 27 2009, 06:12 PM   #22
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Re: Your worst injuries

I've only had two injuries with stories.

The first was when I was probably three years old, maybe four. The playground near our house was right next to a railroad track and the tradition was that when a train went by you couldn't be caught with your feet on the ground or you'd be 'it' or have cooties or somesuch thing. I'd just gotten off of something, teeter-totter maybe, when we heard a train coming. I looked around wildly but there were kids on everything, no room for me. Then suddenly I swear I saw an empty swing and ran to get on it before the train came. Only problem was, I must have hallucinated it because it wasn't empty at all and I ran smack into some kid's shoe. Ripped my left earlobe almost completely off. My sisters, ten and seven years old had to take me home to my mom to go get it stitched back on.

The second was when I was fifteen. I was just running around my back yard (being chased by a 15 year old boy, actually) when I tripped over a gardening stake and broke the neck of my right femur. My mom called a local quack Dr. and he jumped over me as I was stretched out on the sidewalk and *kicked* me, right where it was broken. That's the one and only time I ever really saw stars from pain. Turned out that I needed a bone graft and a pin put in (two weeks in traction, six months on crutches) and later removed. What really upset me, though, was that as soon as I was checked into my hospital room and traction set up, the mother of the kid who'd been horsing around with me called to ask if we were going to sue. I'd had a really bad day and was far less polite than my parents had brought me up to be.

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Old November 27 2009, 06:26 PM   #23
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I have rarely been injured, and never seriously.

The first minor injury that comes to mind is the one I sustained when, on a fourth grade field trip, one of the jerks in the class "accidentally" nudged me off a seven or eight foot ledge overlooking the beach. Thankfully I landed on sand, and though it hurt like hell for a long time, it wasn't anything serious.

The only other instance that comes to mind is the time I went crabbing on the beach with my friends, using pitchforks to dig into the sand to find them, and one of my friends accidentally (this time a real accident) stuck his pitchfork into my foot. Fortunately, I did not require a tetanus shot. Bled a lot though.
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Old November 27 2009, 06:47 PM   #24
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... I hope you have proper medication.
Yep. I love my codeine


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... What really upset me, though, was that as soon as I was checked into my hospital room and traction set up, the mother of the kid who'd been horsing around with me called to ask if we were going to sue...
I would have told her the first thing I was gonna do with my new leg was kick him in the bollocks. Hard.
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Old November 27 2009, 08:26 PM   #25
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While cleaning out an old building, I accidently stabbed my right leg with a piece of glass from an old vending machine, didn't feel much pain...noticed blood. Made a two inch gash at most. Once it stopped bleeding it was very strange to look at, like suddenly you realize you are meat.

Stiches, miminal scar. Also the tetanus shot.

Funny thing was later watching STARSHIP TROOPERS, the part where Johnny Rico's leg is impaled by the arachnid's jaw, I could feel my old wound.
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Old November 27 2009, 08:39 PM   #26
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hmm.. most likely getting run over by a tractor mower going in reverse and severing my right arm. Then dying in the ambulance on the way to the hospital (obviously I was revived). Finally having the severed arm further amputated just below the shoulder to stop infection from spreading.

All in all, that day really sucked. But I've never had a worse one.

Next....

DAMN. You win!


Seriously, dude,that SUCKS, but I'm glad you're still with us.
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Old November 27 2009, 08:59 PM   #27
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Wacked myself in the head with a prybar.... Pry AWAY from yourself ALWAYS.

Spattered by hot liquid nylon when a press malfucntioned, John got the worst of it I "only" had to have my left shoulder scraped, he ended up with burns over 50% of his body.

Various pinches, cuts, slivers of metal, burns, gouges... nothing major and thanks to modern medicine very few scars.

Worst accident knocked me out and caused some mental failure I'm missing a few weeks of time. Got up, went to work, something something something in hospital honestly can't recall what happened. THEY tell me I was alert and talking and moving around but for some reason nothing got recorded between July 6 and July 23rd 2000.

Not quite as bad as getting run over by a lawnmower, dying and then undying though.
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Old November 27 2009, 09:10 PM   #28
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... What really upset me, though, was that as soon as I was checked into my hospital room and traction set up, the mother of the kid who'd been horsing around with me called to ask if we were going to sue...
I would have told her the first thing I was gonna do with my new leg was kick him in the bollocks. Hard.
Nah, we really were just playing around. He's still one of my dearest friends. Anyway, the break would have happened soon even if it hadn't happened then. There was a cyst inside the bone which is what caused the break moreso than tripping did. If it hadn't happened then, it might have happened at a much worse time and place like crossing the street or going up or down stairs.

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Old November 27 2009, 09:22 PM   #29
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Hey everyone,

It was only an arm and I was only 2 yrs old. It happened in one day and was over. They was no lingering suffering or issues. I've grown up fine and had a great time along the way.

Today I'm retired from 30 years as a photojournalist and next week I hope to go cavediving with friends (I'm the only fullcave certified diver in the world with one arm).

So things could have been much worse.
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Old November 27 2009, 09:27 PM   #30
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Worst burn I ever got: we were bending glass with a Bunsen burner in science class. Our glass snapped, and idiot that I was, I instinctively reached to pick it up and grabbed the wrong end. 2nd-degree burns at the tips of my index finger and thumb--MAJOR ouchie. Almost passed out from the pain. I was also quite embarrassed, considering we'd been warned before even starting the experiment NOT to touch the hot glass.

My other worst injury--sprained my ankle, by stepping in a pothole the wrong way. I was wearing a 30-lb backpack at the time, too, so I went down HARD. Thought I'd walk the rest of the way to the car, but lost my balance and went down again. THAT one made it so bad I couldn't walk on it for a couple days.
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