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Old January 23 2013, 06:06 PM   #16
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Re: Ridiculous Injuries

I have:
been hit in face and knocked out by football
hit in head and knocked out by cricket ball
stabbed by épée
put hand through glass door pane
slipped climbing single brick wall and been impaled.
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Old January 23 2013, 06:29 PM   #17
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^ in Bill Murray voice from Ghostbusters II:

"Ouch."
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Old January 23 2013, 08:21 PM   #18
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stabbed by épée
Now, that's kind of cool.
slipped climbing single brick wall and been impaled.
I was impaled too, though I don't consider it a ridiculous injury. It was a bicycle accident when I was 7, the handlebar impaled my abdomen.
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Old January 23 2013, 08:34 PM   #19
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^Ooooh Hope you were comforted quickly. Mine were all childhood/tweens also. Hyperactive klutz. And messing around in fencing lessons I now appreciate is a no-no.
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Old January 23 2013, 08:42 PM   #20
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^Yeah. I was going down a steep hill on my bike -- it was a Strawberry Shortcake bike -- and the chain broke. It was nasty. It was summer, so I was wearing just little shorts and a tank top, and had road rash all down one side. When I landed, I didn't even move. The handlebar just stuck in my stomach, but what I was finally pulled up it just slid out. At first I just lay at the bottom of the road. Fortunately, there was a couple driving down the road who saw the whole thing, and they picked me up and took me home.
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Old January 23 2013, 10:04 PM   #21
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I as scrubbing out the coffee pot a few months ago and my wrist put some pressure on the lip of the pot and shattered it, I now have a scar on my wrist, joy. There as also the time when I as 8 shooting a bb gun at a friend's house at a target propped up against a barn 15 yards out, I hit the bulls-eye, smiled at my accomplishment just in time for my 2 front teeth to catch the ricochet.
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Old January 23 2013, 11:20 PM   #22
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About two months ago I was making tea and reached across the kettle right after it had boiled, forgetting what I was doing, steam burned/melted about a square inch of skin off my hand. It still looks a bit weird.
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Old January 23 2013, 11:28 PM   #23
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I broke a toe while dancing when I bumped into the couch. That hurt like hell for weeks.
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Old January 24 2013, 12:22 AM   #24
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^I broke a toe too, 3 or so years ago. I was running through the house barefoot. My mom had left a 15lb dumbbell on the living room floor.
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Old January 24 2013, 01:01 AM   #25
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I don't think I ever had a ridiculous injury myself but my eldest son is extremely accident prone.

He has

1) set himself on fire when he was lighting paper by sticking into the heater when he was 4 (third degree burns, three weeks in hospital, skin graft)

2) broke his nose at school when he didn't duck low enough when trying to pass under some playground equipment

3) received a concussion while during physical education at school. The class was meant to be jogging around the netball court but my son decided to race another boy. He looked behind him to see where the boy was and the moment he looked forward again he ran straight into the netball pole.

4) He and a friend decided to do Kung Fu moves at school. He managed to hit the the wall and break his thumb.

5) lost two teeth when he and a friend decided to play with a swing. They were swinging the wooden swing back and forth to each other and he missed catching it.

6) Managed to put his fist through a glass door when drunk. He was badly cut but I don't know the full story behind this (he was living on the Mainland at the time)

7) Badly broke his leg while jumping off a jetty while drunk. It was a compound fracture and he needed a bone graft, hyperbaric chamber therapy and a skin graft. He was in hospital for nearly 6 weeks.

There are also smaller injuries to numerous to mention. He has never been able to 'think before he leaps' i.e. he lacks common sense.

Oops - I forgot to mention that when he was six I took him to the doctor because he had a very runny nose. It was only from one nostril. The family doctor sent us to the hospital to see a nose, ear and throat specialist. X-rays were taken and when they came back we could clearly see that my son had shoved a screw up his nose. He did try to blame another boy but neither me or the doctor would believe him.
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I also have a small scar at the side of my eye where I was bouncing on a bed, bounced off it and headbutted the corner of a radiator. That one could have been a lot worse.
I tripped in my bedroom when I was maybe 6 or 7. I hit the corner of the dresser with the side of my nose, less than a 1/2" from my eye. This too could've been much worse than a few stitches & a light scar.
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Old January 24 2013, 01:03 AM   #26
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Last year I broke two fingers on my left hand taking a bad fall during jujutsu practice. I got some minor injuries over the years (ribs, nose, a list of bruises too long to write), but that was the worst, and totally self-inflicted.

I also broke my upper front teeth four times when I was kid. First time, falling face-first from my bike. Second time, being headbutted by another kid playing soccer (unwillingly: we were jumping at the same time to hit the ball). Third time, hitting face-first a closed door while running in dark (ouch). Fourth time, biting into some hard chocolate. It didn't even hurt, all I could think was "oh no, not again!"
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Old January 24 2013, 01:04 AM   #27
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I cut my thumb on my other thumb.
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Old January 24 2013, 01:33 AM   #28
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Fourth time, biting into some hard chocolate. It didn't even hurt, all I could think was "oh no, not again!"
Damn, that european chocolate is brutal.
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Old January 24 2013, 01:50 AM   #29
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High School baseball, squared around to bunt a 90 MPH fastball only I ended up bunting the ball off of my knee which in turn ricocheted off my mouth chipping four teeth and splitting both lips. All I remember is the umpire saying "oh my God" as I spit blood on the plate. I had to go to the ER for the damage to my knee and then swing by the dentist later to repair the mouth damage. Ridiculous.
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Old January 25 2013, 11:41 PM   #30
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I also broke my upper front teeth four times when I was kid. First time, falling face-first from my bike. Second time, being headbutted by another kid playing soccer (unwillingly: we were jumping at the same time to hit the ball). Third time, hitting face-first a closed door while running in dark (ouch). Fourth time, biting into some hard chocolate. It didn't even hurt, all I could think was "oh no, not again!"
Sounds familiar. I chipped my front teeth slipping on sand on the playground. One filling took; the other had continual repairs over the next 20 years.

I broke two teeth (top and bottom) on a frickin' tortilla chip--both had to be crowned. The dentist said he had patients break teeth on marshmallows!

Another time, Hubby and I were moving and I was packing boxes. I packed one box too heavy, but instead of changing things, I just pushed it across the carpet. A hall cabinet/closet door was open and I ran the top of my head into it. There was a lot of blood running everywhere. I called my parents, they took me to the ER--I got three staples into my head to close the 0.5 inch by 1.5 inch unevened-edged gouge in my head. I still have a dent and a soft spot there, 13 years later.


I seemed to have caused odd injuries, too:

One time, I threw a small pillow at my sister. She jerked her hand up to block it. Unfortunately, she had a salt shaker in her hand, one that had a point on it. It got her in the head and bleed like crazy. She freaked out at the blood. Tiny little puncture. My mom says only my sister could get so hurt from a pillow.

Another time, my sister and I were having a disagreement (well, a non-physical fight) in our shared bedroom. Our beds were at right angles at a corner of the room, so that corners of the beds were touching. She threw a punch. I took an opened-handed swipe--with my nails, my very short but very sharp nails. Got her on the inside of her elbow. She started bleeding in three red stripes. She freaked out (again!), but then she was always a drama queen.
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