(Closed) Odd question, but advice needed. Anyone else broken a bone back in school?

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

You say nothing.  Anything you say, your mother already knows this about your little sister, I’m sure.  And I’m sure she knows that she’s enabling your sister, too.  That’s your mother’s “baby”, thus the special treatment.  It’s your mom who enables her and she’s probably been doing it for years so, no matter what you say, nothing is going to change that.

How do you not let it bother you?  You realize that your mom enables your sister and it’s out of your control.  You realize can’t change anything about it.  You can smack her in the head with it, repeatedly, but it’s not going to change her!  Just let it roll off your back.  One day, your sister is going to have to grow up and it’s going to be a big shock for her.



Post # 4
6351 posts
Bee Keeper

I broke my right ankle when I was 10. It hurt worse than any other injury I’ve ever had. I found the crutches difficult to manage -imagine how much harder it is if you’re overweight!. I mostly got around by hopping or piggy back rides (I was tiny). It was summer so at least I didn’t have to worry about school. I use an syringe to give my daughter all her medication because it’s easier and more accurate than using a spoon.

I just think if you say someting to your mother it will bite you in the butt in a few years when she thinks she can then tell you how to raise your child.

Post # 6
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I agree with BanditGirl: nothing you say is going to change how she thinks.  It’s a terrible shame and disservice to your sister. 

Post # 7
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Adding that crutches suck.  I’m a little thing and have used them many times.  Regarless of weight, they’re horrible things.  The under arm chafing is horrible and they’re a pain in the butt to use.  And, it can be a pain in the rear to get around school on them, especially in the winter and especially if you live in a snowy, icy area like I do. 

I’m a former dancer (ballet) and have had many an injury including arthroscopic surgery in high school.  Not a fun thing!

Post # 8
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have broken 18 bones in my life. Most while in school.

At one point I had 3 broken toes on 1 foot (could  not put any weight on the foot at all) and was living in a 3 story walk up with no elevator with my parents.

I went to school EVERY day on crutches and up and down those stairs every day on crutches.

I am a HUGE klutz and I can use crutches, they aren’t that hard. Yes they hurt under your arms, yes you don’t wan to move around that much. But unless you sister so severely broke her ankle that surgery or very delicate treatment while healing is required (or massive narcotic pain killers) she should be in school.

The ONLY broken bone that kept me bed ridden was when I severely broke both bones in my arm. I was millimeters away from the bone breaking the skin and was in a cast for 4 months.

Otherwise I was at school, crutches or walking boot, sling or cast.

Post # 9
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I broke plenty of bones when I was a kid and some not as a kid.  I slit the bottom of my foot open in college and couldn’t put any wieght on my foot for 5 weeks and I crutched my way across a large campus, It was not fun but its do-able.

The only thing I can say is that I’ve seen my Fiance go at it with his parents about their enabling his sister’s unmotivated attitude and it doesn’t go anywhere.  He gets mad, they get mad and nothing changes.  I think it just makes him feel more annoyed and resentful and they just think he is being a jerk about it.  I think its  sort of the diaper syndrome, no parent wants to take advice from someone that who they wiped their butt once upon a time.

Post # 10
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think you can really change her mind about this.  But wow that girl is being spoiled!  I broke my right arm (writing hand) in the middle of a school year and wasn’t able to write at all but still had to go to school.  Thankfully, the teacher had another student help me write things until I was healed enough to write.

Post # 11
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I broke my arm when I was little (5) and had to wear an aircast on my foot while I was in high school…and I still had to go! But I’m not sure what you could say to your mother except maybe say you don’t think it’d be good for her socially/academically to miss school.

Post # 12
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I never had any major injuries in school (a few sprained ankles) but nothing too terrible. My best friend (and MOH) on the other hand, broke BOTH of her legs at the SAME time. She ran cross country and during practice one day she just collapsed. It was pretty horrible. She was out of school for a few days but as soon as the doctor gave her the okay to to return, she was back, wheelchair and all. 

I still remember the sympathy card I gave her when it happened. There was a crying baby on the front and inside it said “Aww, fall down go boom?”. Still makes me laugh every time I think about it and this was like 8 years ago!

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