Post # 1
I thought this would be a fun post where we can talk about stupid ways we injured ourselves or broken bones, as I’m currently laid up from my 3rd broken toe. For me:
1) When I was younger, broke bone in my arm while walking a horse on a halter to the pasture. I tripped and fell, the horse did nothing. Didn’t even notice my arm was broken until I tried to pick up a can of soda, but couldn’t.
2) About a year ago- Running around in socks in my tiny apartment while rushing to get late for work. Slammed my right foot into an unopened box with a wood aquarium stand. Hurt for a couple minutes, but I still put my shoes on and went to work, where I walked on my feet for 8 hours with minor pain. Got home, finally took off my sock, and saw that I had broken my pinky and 4th toes. Didn’t go to the docs, as it wasn’t super painful and I could still walk. I should have buddy taped it though, as it is now crooked.
3) 2 days ago, broke toe- Was walking quickly through the apartment again, putting away laundry. Was trying to power clean the apartment in under 30 minutes, so was rushing around. Slammed my left foot it the base of an exercise bike. Holy mother of god was it is excruciating. I immediately fell down and started crying. I was home alone, so I just sat there for 30 minutes, not moving and crying because it hurt so bad. When my hubby got home, I told him what had happened. He was like “we are going to the doctors, now.” I was like “no, it’s fine, let’s just watch tv and stay home.” When I realized I couldn’t even stand, we went to the urgent care center. He had to carry me to and from the car, as I couldn’t even hobble. Xray confirmed I broke my 4th toe in 2 spots. I still can’t put weight on my left foot without intense pain.
Post # 2
Back in college (about 4 years ago now), I was trying to clean up DH’s apartment because he’d been super stressed lately and I wanted to surprise him with everything looking nice when he got home from work. I was making the bed and my pinky toe esentially hooked onto the corner of the bed frame, and when I took a step the toe snapped. It was bad. I basically broke the toe as bad as it could possibly break, and also tore the ligmanets/tendons or whatever that connect the toe to the foot. Like you, I sat there crying on the floor forever until DH got home. and like you, I didn’t go to the doctor at first because I thought it was just a minor break or that I stubbed it or something. But no, I couldn’t even walk. I couldn’t walk normally for about 3 months.
I feel like an idiot, but every time the weather changes it still hurts. I was actually complaining to DH yesterday because Broken Toe (as we call it) was hurting so much. It’s kind of funny, but also kind of not. Because how could I still be in pain this many years later?! From something so stupid!! Ugh.
A few years before that, I actually ripped off the pinky toenail of my other foot making the bed, doing exactly the same thing. There should be a rule that I’m not allowed to make the bed.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2015 - Malibou Lake Mountain Club
blueberrycupcake28 : in my early 20’s, my friend got a jumper for his son’s bday. The kids werent using it so the adults started to use it. We decided to “wrestle” like WWE status. My friend grabbed me and threw me over his shoulder while at the same time his cousin wanted to knee him. Well, as i was going down, my nose got kneed by his cousin. Broke my nose lol
Post # 4
When I was middle school age I was dancing on the edge of the tub holding onto the shower rod. Just being a foolish pre teen. Fell with rod into tub but somehow broke toe when it hit the shower wall wrong.
Post # 5
I was swimming in my pool and accidentally kicked the metal laldder.My toes were a gorgeous shade of purple for couple of weeks.
Post # 6
When I was in middle school I rolled off my parent’s bed and broke my collar bone in two places. I had to wear a halo for months. Super fun. 😂 I’ve broken so many bones from dumb things at the barn, too. Fell out of a hay loft and fractured my wrist. Got stepped on by horses and broke a ton of toes… I need a bubble.
Post # 7
Totally dating myself here but whatever 😉
I went to see Pearl Jam when I was 16 and I made it all the way to the front of the stage (Eddie Vedder poured water on me lol, crowning moment of my LIFE) people were crowd surfing and I turned around to grab somebody’s foot and his foot caught the tall guy behind me in the head and he stumbled forward and his head hit my nose, which promptly exploded! Blood everywhere! I managed to get to the front where a security guy picked me up like a baby and carried me out and got me some ice. So… I can say I got my nose broken being head butted in a mosh pit. But it really wasn’t that violent, it was just an accident!
Post # 8
desertgypsy : you are the coolest person alive. End of.
blueberrycupcake28 : I broke my little toe about 6 months ago, stubbed it on the bathroom radiator. First thing I ever broke. It still sometimes hurts now. I think cramming it into high heels for a job interview only about 2 weeks after didn’t help! Felt like such a tit, literally hobbling around becuse I broke what has to be one of the smallest bones in my body!
Post # 9
blueberrycupcake28 : Oh Lord where do I begin…
Full disclosure: I have a genetic disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as “brittle bone disease”. Thankfully I have Type I of this disease, which is the mildest form, and pretty much means my body produces the normal type of collagen, but just less of it. Since I produce less collagen, I have extremely weak bones, along with other symptoms, such as pretty bad bone pain, especially in my legs, arms, hips and back. However, I am extremely grateful considering the more severe forms of OI can either be fatal or life debilitating.
From the ages of 5 to 12, I had a total of 27 fractures, all in my arms and one in my foot. I wasn’t diagnosed with OI until I was 11 (there was no family history of it, and doctors just thought I was a “clumsy” kid).
One time, I broke my arm in 2 places from doing a hand stand in tumble class with the instructor spotting me, therefore holding pretty much all of my weight. My arm still snapped in 2. Another time, I broke my arm while on a fair ride that went upside down while in this cage-like thing, and I put my arms up to keep from hitting my head on the roof of the cage. Just the tiniest bit of pressure snapped my arm. One time, my arm was in a cast from a previous break, and I very gently fell onto a comforter on the carpeted floor in my room, and re-broke the arm in the cast. I have also been known to sport two hard casts at once on both arms. There are many other incidents, but those are the ones that come to mind.
You’re probably wondering why the fractures have stopped. Well, OI Type I patients are most prone to fractures when they are pre-pubescent and during puberty, since that is when their bones are going through changes and growth. All of my fractures occurred during this window, which makes sense. Also, at 12 yo, I was hospitalized and had an intravenous bisphosphate treatment (which is what is used sometimes for osteoporosis patients) to help strengthen my bones. Seems to have worked. I’m definitely nervous that as I get older, I may experience more fractures. Let’s just say there is no sky diving in my future.
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 29th, 2016
blueberrycupcake28 : I’ve never broken anything *knocks on wood* but I did fracture my big toe dancing to “Like I Love You” by Justin Timberlake in my family room when it first came out lol I don’t even know how I managed it, but my big toe ended up under my foot and ouch is all I can say about that.
I also injured my neck while washing my hair in the shower a few years back. I just leaned back to rinse and felt something snap. Cue horrible pain. Lasted for a week or so and I had to take off of work (I was a full-time hairstylist then). Sometimes if I sleep the wrong way, I’ll wake up with that same pain.
Post # 11
Freshman year of high school, I was running in heels during a band competition because I was running late to my next ensamble. I rolled my ankle but kept running. It hurt, but not too bad so I kept walking on it for the next few days. When I noticed it wasn’t getting better, my mom took me to the doc and sure enough my foot was broken! I had to wear a cast for 6 weeks and I really didn’t mind it too bad. Everyone at school was excited to sign my cast and I loved explaining my “band injury” to anyone that asked. But to this day, I am still afraid of wearing wedge heels.
Post # 12
Fractured my finger in middle school gym class because apparently I just suck at catching basketballs lol
I just somehow caught it wrong and jammed my finger?? I don’t do physical activity yo. Plus side? I wasn’t even at school for a full hour before I had to be picked up and taken to the doctor 👍🏻 Free day off!
Post # 13
MsBeer : Hah! Thanks! My 17 yo daughter loves the “mom broke her nose in a mosh pit” story 🤣
Post # 14
Your poor toe! Feel better soon.
I broke my toe on a trip to stay with family in Paris when I was 22. I was hanging out with my cousin and her friend and we were goofing off and running through the house and I stubbed my toe on a door frame and broke it. I was hobbling around for the next couple days but I was like “My toe is broken but it’s broken in Paris!”
Post # 15
desertgypsy : I got elbowed in the face on the front line of a most pitch watching Anthrax but no blood. lol.