What's the dumbest ways you've injured yourself?

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Post # 61
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I’ve gotten a few stupid injuries.

When I was about 4, my cousin and I were jumping on the couch. We were climbing onto my parents glass topped coffee table and jumping across to the couch. He dared me to jump the other way – from the couch onto the coffee table. I went straight through the glass top, a massive shard of glass piercing my inner thigh right to the bone. My mum ended up pulling the piece of glass out, as everytime I moved it cut me more, and then it just started bleeding everywhere. She and my aunt wrapped my leg up with a towel and rushed me to the hospital. I had stitches and now have a massive scar on my inner thigh.

When I was about 15, my mum asked me to grab something out of the oven for her before it burned. I had just come in from swimming in the pool, so had a towel wrapped around me. I needed two hands for the oven dish, so when the towel unravelled and fell I just let it go. I placed the dish on top of the stove and reached over to turn the oven off (the knobs were behind the stove) – I burnt a straight line across my stomach where it touched the dish. It scarred in a few spots but is mostly invisible now lol.

Post # 62
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2027

MargaritaVille :  I have never been wildly accident prone so I am not one to have those great stories, but this weekend my family had a reunion of sorts (not sure you can call them that when you have one every other month, but anyway…) and the the 18+ crowd decided to play a game of slip n’ slide kick ball yesterday….needless to say there were a few injuries. Especially from the 25+ group. One cousin wound up with a broken wrist, another a concusion and a couple of the younger ones with busted lips and peeled back (to the point of bleeding) nails on fingers and toes. Not to mention the few that seem to manage to get away unharmed limping around like a bunch of arthritic riddled 80 year olds because of being sore. 

Alcohol….. 😉

Post # 63
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I had the worst menstrual cramps, so I decided to give myself second degree burns all over my hands and arms by filling up a hot water bottle too high with boiling water.

Post # 64
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Bumble bee

MargaritaVille :  Not looking where I was going and falling over on some uneven slabs in the town centre, in front of loads of people. Ended up falling badly on a corner of a slab on the knee, blew up to the size of a football and being unable to walk. Was signed off for 2 weeks and took ages to rehabilitate, can’t believe something so simple can cause so much trouble!

Post # 65
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

At school I fell down two steps, managed to break my arm and was in plaster from wrist to shoulder for weeks. 

A few weeks ago Darling Husband and I were playing Wii golf and bowling. The next day my upper arm ached every time I moved it, and I twigged what we’d been doing. I hurt my arm playing virtual golf. 

And I sew for a living, every single day there are scratches and pricks from pins and needles, I never learn, and some end up quite deep! 

Post # 66
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Bumble bee

Slicing a bagel with a serrated knife.  The knife was plenty sharp – sharper than I realized because it went through the bagel and into my hand before I knew it.  

Can we say surgery for breakfast?

Post # 67
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Bumble bee

Smacked my face into a metal door frame walking out of the toilet in my own home. Got a black eye.

Post # 68
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Totally embarrassing story….hubby still teases me about it at least monthly!

I inherited  an electric hand held mixer from my grandmother a few years ago. It was a pretty old one that used the same button to turn it on as well as eject the beaters. To turn it on you flick the switch and to eject the beaters you push down the same button.

Well one day the button wasn’t ejecting the beaters easily so I decided to try pull the beaters manually whilst pushing the eject button. Due to the eject button being the same as the on button I ended up turning on the mixer and getting my finger caught in the beaters!! I was screaming in pain calling for my hubby to come help me as I couldn’t extricate myself. He came running in and was like what the f*ck did you do!! He managed to help me but it took two minutes to get my fingers out. I was seriously panicking that I’d have to go to the emergency department at work with the mixer attached to get it cut off! 🙁 I had two really bruised up swollen fingers that I couldn’t bend for two weeks!! I told everyone at work that I did it playing netball…. 😉

I now turn the mixer off at the power point before trying to eject the beaters…..

Post # 69
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

NOT ME BUT STILL FUNNY…

My best friend got hit by a bus in high school. A kid in school came up with a clever name for her after the incident  and she is still affectionately called ‘speed bump’ twenty years later…lol!

Post # 70
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

hikingbride :  OMG… I just read your post after posting mine! 

High Five!!!….I too got my fingers caught in a mixer!

Post # 71
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’ve had a bad back for years. Last summer I threw it out while putting a garbage bag in our kitchen garbage can. One second I was fine, the next I felt like I had been struck by lightening. Darling Husband was already at work, so I managed to get upstairs and into bed by myself. It took me 2 oxy’s and 45m to get upright again six hours later so he could take me to Urgent Care. Best part is I had to call into work and tell my boss that embarassment of a story.

A couple summers ago I managed to impale my foot on a shower drain cover. It was clogged up with something and I just kicked it blindly to see if I could get it to drain. Not even thinking or looking, I then put my foot back down with all my weight square on top of the upside down cover that I had kicked loose. It went 3/4th of an inch into my foot. Earned myself a tetnus shot and a limp for a couple weeks. Doh.

Post # 72
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Newbee

I tripped on the carpet in our family room and rolled my ankle so bad that I had to be on crutches for a week before I moved into my college dorm. It was swollen, about the size of an orange, nine shades of blue, green, and black. 

I also injured the same ankle when I was a kid because someone fell on me in a mosh pit at Warped Tour…so that was fun. 

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