Have you broken any bones?

posted 1 year ago in Wellness
  • poll: Bones you broke:
    Arm/wrist/finger etc : (54 votes)
    28 %
    Leg/ankle/toe etc : (48 votes)
    25 %
    Ribs : (10 votes)
    5 %
    Collarbone : (7 votes)
    4 %
    Other : (13 votes)
    7 %
    None : (57 votes)
    29 %
    Nose/jaw : (6 votes)
    3 %
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    827 posts
    Busy bee

    I broke an arm when I was about four years old. It happened while rough-housing with my oldest brother (nine years older) – even as a preschooler, I knew something was wrong when nothing made it feel better, unlike with most injuries. I don’t remember which arm it was.

    Oh, and I probably broke a toe around my seventeenth birthday. It’s kinda crooked since I never treated it. 

    4326 posts
    Honey bee

    My arm. I was 9 and dumb. I raced my friend up a slide that had sand on it.

    654 posts
    Busy bee

    I broke my arm when I was in 1st grade falling off a jungle gym when another kid stepped on my hands.  Didn’t want to tell anyone that I was hurt so I kept going to the washroom and putting cold rags on it.  Finally, my teacher noticed that I couldn’t write to finish my assignment in class.  

    I broke my leg (tibia) falling off the crossing bars at recess in 4th grade and was in a cast for 3 months. 

    As an adult, I’ve broken my nose, my tail bone, my foot, my toe, and a rib. 

    I was a dancer.  Apparently, a klutzy one.  And maybe I should drink more milk. 

    1137 posts
    Bumble bee

    The only broken bone I’ve had happened when I was a baby. Somehow I had a broken collar bone as a baby but no one knew until I was much older

    6729 posts
    Bee Keeper

    *sigh*  Last year the answer would have been no.  And then I shattered my elbow while trying wedding dresses on.   Of all the ways! 

    I had to have surgery to rebuilding my elbow, and they had to break another bone to get in and fix the damage!  And now I have this lovely scar:


    2132 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’ve only ever broken a toe, it was my second toe and I broke it falling down the stairs. I taped it against the toe next to it for a brace and limped around for a few days. Then I went to the doctor and she just told me to tape it to the toe next to it and wait for it to heal, lol.

    1321 posts
    Bumble bee

    Knocking on wood here – I haven’t broken anything so far (22, 23 in less than a month). 

    855 posts
    Busy bee

    Why must my broken pinky toe be thrown in with the ankles and legs?  I never had the perks of a broken bone like a cast for either attention, a cool story, or an explanation as to why I was walking so incredibly slowly… just had to tape it to my foot and soldier on.  My only exciting injury minimized again. :(

    4225 posts
    Honey bee

    I’ve broken my femur…. 3 [different] times

    9263 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @sarahbabs:  oh my god.


    I fractured my wrist when I was in first grade…we used to play on this hill at my neighbor’s house (actually my best friend and maid of honor, but hey) and I landed on my wrist in a weird way.  I cried and ran to her mom, and was like, “I think my wrist is broken!” but her mom didn’t think so, gave me a popsicle, and that was enough…I didn’t care about my wrist anymore (I was a fat little kid!).  Later that day we were climbing on the roofs behind our houses and I couldn’t get down because I couldn’t put pressure on my wrist.  So we all got in trouble AND I had to go to the doctor.  It wasn’t broken badly…just a bit.  

    1319 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m almost 30 and haven’t broken any bones yet. A

    *knocks on wood*

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