Post # 1
I just posted on another thread about a really bad cut I had on my wrist (accidental!) and it reminded me of how much I hate injuries. I’m a queasy person I guess!
A couple summers ago I broke a bone in my foot playing beach volleyball. I collided with another guy on my team and we both went down. It hurt like hell when I stood up but I figured I would walk it off, especially since we were short on girls that day and there were no replacements if I sat out. To this day my fiancé thinks I’m an idiot for trying to play on a broken foot – but hey, I didn’t know! I actually hobbled around on it for a few days with a tensor bandage before I couldn’t handle it anymore and went for X-rays. They gave me this sweet air cast for walking and it felt like a moon boot. Had it for almost 7 weeks! And it was a while after that before I was brave enough to shove my foot into anything more than a flip flop.
So… What are your stories?
Post # 3
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.
Post # 4
@Pinkmoon: Add an option for those of us who have never broken a bone, please.
Post # 5
@bunnyharriet: Oh yes, good call. Lucky girl!
Post # 6
My arm. I was 9 and dumb. I raced my friend up a slide that had sand on it.
Post # 7
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.
Post # 8
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
Post # 9
*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:
Post # 10
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.
Post # 11
Knocking on wood here – I haven’t broken anything so far (22, 23 in less than a month).
Post # 12
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. 🙁
Post # 13
I’ve broken my femur…. 3 [different] times
Post # 14
@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.
Post # 15
@hiroshymatetrastar: What? Wow.
I broke my wrist when I was 10. I’ve broke several toes and my left ring finger.
Post # 16
I’m almost 30 and haven’t broken any bones yet. A
*knocks on wood*