Broken Bones!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by LOKAI of CHERON, Jun 20, 2014.


    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    Not speaking of Leonard H. here!

    After 45 years on this planet, I suffered my first broken bone today - fourth toe on my right foot! It was a bizarre accident I won't elaborate on; but suffice it to say - it was an extremely painful "heard it go snap" type event!

    Thinking about it, pretty much everyone I know has endured at least one, often several, broken bones, and I was wondering if I've actually been extraordinarily fortunate? I'm certainly not a stay at home "risk averse" person.

    Can anyone top 45 years sans a bone break?
  2. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

    Aug 8, 2006
    Brooklyn thestrangequark
    I only made it to 26. Mine was also a toe. I was running through the house barefoot and someone (I'm looking at you, mom) left a pair of ten pound free weights in the middle of the living room floor.

    This past February I broke my ankle. Platform shoes and potholes do not a friendly combination make in the dark. I thought I'd just sprained it and so stayed off(ish) it for a couple days...basically cut my daily walking from 8 plus miles to 1...and then got on with things. I went to the doctor last month because it was still sore, and that's when I found out it was fractured.
  3. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    In a Bozo Nightmare

    I made it to 10.

  4. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 19, 2001
    Chattanooga, TN
    I broke my arm when I was 4. Several toes since then, because I'm clumsy.
  5. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

    Jan 12, 2005
    I'll let you know when I get there.

    But I might have broken my Coccyx when I was in my twenties.
  6. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored Locutus of Porg Moderator

    Jul 5, 2004
    Ahch-To! Gesundheit
    My first break was when I was twelve and I was playing football in Middle School. I was running and stepped in a wide hole for a sprinkler head that was covered by grass so I couldn't see it. My right foot twisted back nearly 180 degrees and snapped on the side of the arch and at the ankle.

    Since then I've broken an arm, and several fingers and toes, mostly playing sports or doing stupid tricks on my bike and skateboard. I got my nose broken by a group of guys who jumped me and beat me up in high school.
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    I broke my nose once at work. Actually I think I broke it. I don't have many clear memories of that episode.
  8. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 27, 2010
    I made it to my early- or mid-40's. Totally innocent-looking chair leg jumped out and attacked a toe. I also broke a foot when I was 57. Didn't see an uneven spot on the sidewalk and went down hard. But the weird story is that a few months prior to that fall, I'd had really bad hip pain. My primary care doc at the time insisted that most hip pain was caused by back problems and refused to order x-rays unless two weeks of pain meds and bed rest didn't take care of it. I didn't buy the "referred back pain" theory, but I did feel well enough after two weeks to go back to work, and eventually the pain went away completely. Four years later, when I was having all kinds of imaging done for an unrelated reason, one of the radiology reports noted an old, completely-healed fracture of the pelvis! Whoa! No wonder my hip had hurt!
  9. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

    Dec 23, 2004
    Northern Ireland
    29 and change, and haven't. But...I have sprained toes numerous times and had surgery on both feet that have caused problems with some of the bones, so I guess it's only matter of time until one of them goes.
  10. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Admiral

    Nov 6, 2010
    I'm 33 and have never broken any bones.
  11. LMFAOschwarz

    LMFAOschwarz Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 1, 2013
    51 and break-free! :)
  12. Shat Happens

    Shat Happens Captain Captain

    Jul 24, 2013
    I'm 43 (almost 44 -- my birthday is in about a week) and never broke a bone so far. Not looking forward to it tho.

    I hope it was not too painful! Wishg you to heal soon. But why won't you "elaborate"? You did say "bizarre accident", so I'm curious.
  13. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    QC, IL, USA
    29. Never broken anything.

    I attribute this to the multiple gallons of milk I drink every week.
  14. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

    Sep 15, 2006
    Italy, EU
    I broke two fingers on my right hand a couple of years ago, so around 33 years old. Sport accident. I was practicing jujutsu and took a bad fall on my own hand. Ouch.

    I might have cracked my nose and a couple of ribs during practice some years earlier, but I'm not sure. I didn't actually get x-rays for them. They were painful, but not so much. I took painkillers and avoided working out for a couple of weeks, and I was fine again.

    I was actually surprised it didn't hurt more. I guess it really depends on the specific location and innervation of the bone.
  15. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

    May 12, 2001
    Peach Wookiee
    Twice when I was seven. Same leg about five months apart.
    Then I broke an ankle when I was almost fourteen. Then my foot when I was 24.
  16. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    I was about 36, I think, when I fell down the stairs and broke my foot and ankle. I have since broken a few toes, but that's it. So far, at least.
  17. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    I swore my 17 year-old son was going to break a bone today.

    We were cleaning the gutters and he climbed up on the roof then said he'd fall if he tried to take the ladder back down. So he jumped off the fucking roof! Kid has watched way too much Tosh.O.

    Bent his knees as he came down and walked away without a scratch!

    I broke my wrist at 25.
  18. LordMudd

    LordMudd Captain Captain

    May 6, 2014
    Pasadena, TX.
    Broke my arm at 5. Shattered both bones and they were sticking out of my arm. Bawled my eyes out the whole time except during the x-ray. There was this huge machine over the bed and I asked what they were going to do and the nurse said they were going to take my picture. My mom said I threw out the biggest grin she ever saw.

  19. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    I've only had one broken bone in my life, and that happened when I was 16. It was a hairline fracture of a tiny wrist bone due to a bicycling accident.

    Some years ago I stupidly jumped from a high wall onto hard pavement and thought I had broken a big toe, but it was only dislocated. The orthopedist shot the toe full of lidocaine and popped it back in place, and it was right as rain.
  20. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
    Broke my knee at 39, had surgery, it's not worked right since.