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Aenimal
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0 posted 06-08-2004 10:02 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

just curious, share mit me your war stories, breaks, sprains und all. i'll raise my glass and take a percocet(aaah)in your honour. my tally so far:

fingers: all of them both hands, at least once. my particular favourite came while playing soccer. in goal i trapped the ball with my hands but the opposing forward decided to kick anyway and all of them broke

wrists: too many times to mention (ducks from the ensuing barrage of lewd jokes)

ankles: 7 sprains, one crack..never want to feel a cast again..scratches involuntarily

toes: 2 broken toes, ah..there's nothing quite like a 400 pound skid introducing your foot to the floor

knees: countless sprains and a muscle tear (soccer,hockey yaaay)

ribs: broke 3 cracked another. was a little woozy, passed out and woke up on the bathroom floor with a 'slight ache'(yeh) after bouncing rib first into the sink or toilet

back sprain/bruise and back spasms to boot (god bless hockey and the cross check)

now i watch not play sports. this is all i can remember for now, at the moment i'm trying hard not to pass out or hurl..grumble grumble whine moan someone take care of me piss moan whine

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1 posted 06-08-2004 10:18 PM       View Profile for IndigoEve   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IndigoEve

I've survived my life thus far unscathed...

Well, except for the same toe stoved 8 times, back/neck/shoulder problems (all stemming one from the other), and a persistent skiing related ankle injury (geez! It happened in February. Heal already )

Other than that I'm pretty well coordinated.

If I were to touch you, would you bleed a velvet river, running miracles through the sodden ground? --Moi

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2 posted 06-08-2004 11:53 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

Damn, Brother... you have been a bit self-destructive, no??

Let's see... my tally:

Knees- Damaged in a race against Palotti High School (one of 2 rivals). Things got a little physical, and I was shoved knees first into gravel. Of course, I was dumb enough to finish the race, and rip the cartiledge in the process.
       Re-damaged while in the Marine Corps. I was running as part of my morning ritual at 5:30 down a dark desert road, and caught the edge of the pavement, and twisted my knee.

Kneck-Injured as a result of a car accident (wet leaves, wet road, foggy night, guard rail...BAM!!!)
      Re-injured while running under an F-4 with total hydraulic failure to safety the main gear. My rubber boots hit the hydraulic fluid, and my forehead hit the leading edge.
      Re-injured running around a building during a water fight in Japan. (Wet grass, hard soled shoes, faucet...BAM!!!!!!!!)

Elbow- Me, a 12 pound sledge, a wall... improper swinging technique caused the equivalent of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Wrist- (also ducking from the comments)Improper bass playing technique (over stretching my fingers, improper angle, playing 2-3 hour rehearsals and then a 4 hour show) resulted in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Various toe and finger injuries.

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again...
http://www.cmlb.net/ringo

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3 posted 06-09-2004 12:01 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I bounced and sprain.  Nothing broken to date.  Drink too much milk, I think...
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4 posted 06-09-2004 01:59 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I once successfully blocked a karate kick from my son, at the expense of my middle finger on my left hand.

sigh.

I'm not left-handed, but? I favor a couple of activities left-handed. I can only admit one of those in a family forum--shooting pool.



The other?

well, let's just say, I was "mistress of my domain" and quite annoyed about that too.

Oh.

And I've broken bones in my feet before too.

Damn toes just wouldn't knock down that wall...

sighs and grins...

and a tsk.

Percocette, eh?

ah..the junior mint of Hollywood...

I used to go through the PDR like a high-school yearbook.

"I know him, and HER, and gleeeeeeeee he was fun too!"

These days I have to spare m'self that particular trip down memory lane.

Get, well you.

Write a poem for me, will ya?

(This dry spell seems to have begotten a dry spell.)

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5 posted 06-09-2004 05:38 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Tally to date: (in order of occurrence)
1)Broken kneecap, first and last time on skis

2)Both ankles on the same day falling out of a pick up with dysfunctional door. One caught on the running board and one under the wheel. Pins in both now.

3)2 broken ribs, 1 broken wrist, ex-husband.

4)Broken tailbone, fall in kitchen.

5) Carpal tunnel, keyboard


Sudhir Iyer
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6 posted 06-09-2004 05:54 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Knee : injured many many times...

Muscular(well...) Sprains: Hamstring, Back, Arm ...

Wrists: well...

Ankles: twisted them a few hundred times...

Fingers: not broken, but almost ... several times...

Most recently:
Three stitches on the webbing between the ring and the little finger...

...

Most of this from cricket, badminton, soccer



but I continue to play my sport... injuries are life's bejewelled gifts
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7 posted 06-09-2004 06:36 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Right Knee: torn ligaments and cartilage...Indoor Soccer and Indoor Netball.. Due for operation next month YAY!

(netball? like basketball but ya don't bounce da ball.)

The clouds never expect it when it rains, but the sea, changes colour, but the sea, does not change.
~Stevie Nicks~

Aenimal
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8 posted 06-09-2004 08:12 AM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

indigo exactly why i'll never go skiing, i'm sure to break something

me? self destructive? nah..ok maybe a little. the funny thing is i shortened my list lol nice list yourself

karilea so do i but it didn't do me much good lol

K, you always write the greatest replies lmao here

WINCES..broken kneecap, god i can only imagine Phaeriechild..urgh im feeling it now

nice list sudhir, i know, i still play from time to time it's just been awhile

lol Bella, you i know about oh favourite of ER workers everywhere

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9 posted 06-09-2004 09:53 AM       View Profile for hush   Email hush   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hush

Um... sprained my ankle. Once.

The worst, though, is broken teeth... what with the pain, and sensitivity to cold and hot, the inability to eat properly, and the (many) visits to the dentist if you need a crown or (god forbid) a root canal...
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10 posted 06-09-2004 09:58 AM       View Profile for Miah   Email Miah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miah

Broke my middle finger on the car window.

Broke both my feet, but not at the same time, the left I broke getting out of bed..sigh and the right I broke getting out of a car.  Im very clutzy.  
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11 posted 06-09-2004 10:05 AM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

I once scraped my knee, does that count?
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12 posted 06-09-2004 10:11 AM       View Profile for muted   Email muted   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for muted

what? NOBODY mentioned "broken heart"

geesh people...keep up with the cliche'

LOL

im staying away from you guys....very haphazard 'round here

dont make me poke ya with a stick LOL
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13 posted 06-09-2004 12:29 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

A couple of months or so ago I dropped a large can of peaches on top of my bare left foot. No really. It didn't hurt too much the first couple of days, but then I could not put any pressure on it at all. X-rays showed nothing broken, but rather deep soft tissue damage. Still swells up and is painful off and on. Gee....this sounds dumb. Oh well.
   I know what you want to ask....and yes, the peaches were just fine.  

   I also popped something in my upper thigh once whilst in the bathtub ..... ummm...ya....well it hurt too and ... oh, oh, I just might have to be put in the dungeon.   Have a great day!
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14 posted 06-09-2004 12:34 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Considering the life I've led, I've been lucky. Or I just bounce better than some?

The first time I rode a motorcycle, circa 1969, I promptly drove it into a brick wall. Even then, however, I was lucky. No helmet, but about ten feet before the wall, I hit a small hill that popped me into a wheelie, so the tire hit the wall instead of me going over the handle bars. I was told I sailed over fifteen feet, much of that straight up. When I landed, I broke my right collar bone, so far the only bone ever broken.

It is perhaps telling that I finally gave up motorcycles around 1992. That's when California passed its mandatory helmet law.
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15 posted 06-09-2004 01:51 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

Actually, I didn't get into the motorcycle injuries... None really that bad... well, one... I hit the intersection about the same time she turned right... in front of me... and spent some hospital time, which can be expected hitting someone at 60 mph, and hitting your head hard enough to spiderweb the helmet.

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again...
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16 posted 06-09-2004 01:55 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Now see?  Nothing ever serious, my worst motorcycle injury was from bare skin touching the not-so-cool exhaust [and THEN he tells me [you were supposed to wear LONG pants...]  sheesh...

You bounce pretty good, Ron...

Now when it came to sprains?  I couldn't do just one ankle or just one wrist at a time...both, yes...just one?  No way....

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17 posted 06-09-2004 01:57 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

And then there was the time when...

nah...

I'll probably put it in serenity's thread...

LOL...it's THAT embarrassing...
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Ringo, my scariest incident on a bike was around 1989. I had just picked up a new one from the dealer and wanted to see what she had.

The scene was Katella Avenue, one of the busiest streets in Orange County. When the light changed to green, I popped the clutch and experienced instant, very gratifying speed. Unfortunately, as all riders well know, a bike's get-up-and-go always seems to greatly exceed its now-it's-time-to-stop. When lights started blinking and barriers started to drop at a train crossing half a block from my green light, I knew there was no way in hell I could stop in time.

I should have laid the bike down, but I justified my reluctance for that maneuver with the thought I'd probably end up skidding to a stop right on the train tracks (which was perhaps an accurate assessment, but the truth was it was a brand new bike!). I took the tip of one wooden arm on the handle bars, snapping off three foot like a karate chop, all the time holding my breath as I looked down the tracks to see just how close the train might be. I was, once again, lucky, and the locomotive was still a quarter mile distant. I walked away (drove, actually) without a scratch.

When I sold that bike three years later, it still had a nasty smudge of white paint just below the handle bars.  

Kari, most of my worst injuries have been burns.

I was just a kid, working in a local restaurant, and had to clean the fryer at the end of my shift. Turn the gas fryer off, drain the still hot oil, filter it to remove all the food and crusties, then return it to the fryer. I had done it a hundred or more times. There's a screen that sits on the hitting coils, maybe six inches below the oil level, designed to catch the largest of the errant crusties. Standard procedure was to snag said screen with a table fork and remove it before draining. Piece of cake.

What do you do when you accidentally drop a fork?

Here's a hint. Trying to grab it before it falls may be instinctive, but it's a really bad answer. I stuck my hand, almost up to the wrist, into oil that was still about 300 degrees. Needless to say, I didn't leave it there very long.

I had been burnt often enough already that my first reaction (even before swearing) was to get my hand in ice, which fortunately was only a few feet from the grill area. The ice leeches the heat from the still cooking flesh and can prevent a really bad burn from becoming a serious, disfiguring burn. I had blisters on top of my blisters, pain that brought tears to a grown man's eyes, but survived the incident without even scars to show for it.

All things considered in my life, one broken collar bone in 54 years is almost a miracle.  
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19 posted 06-09-2004 03:10 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ron, that tops any of my burns, that's for sure.  I've really been one fortunate character...klutzy, but fortunate [and I'm knocking on my head for continued luck...you know the saying and all...]

but for the comical end of what can go wrong in the life and times of one Sunshine, you should check serenity's thread...later... ...I think I can guaran-darn-tee a laugh!
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20 posted 06-09-2004 07:00 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

hush broke a tooth once, got hit by a car when i was 5

Miah you're clutzy? Have you read the people in this thread? lol

marshalazu well, if it really really hurt then yes

groans muted

Chris thank goodness the peaches..er..you were okay

broken collarbones are one of the most painful Ron, I have enough trouble with my mountain bike won't let myself near a motorcycle just yet.

ouch Ringo, like i said mountain bike is enough trouble, went full speed off a steep path lost control and ended up flying, bike and all, into a tree landing in some bushes

LOL Karilea

Ron I'm still wincing at the oil story, damn.
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21 posted 06-10-2004 12:07 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I am sitting here laughing does that make me weird?  I love America's Funniest Home videos, and I think you guys could all be on there, but so could I as for me, will only list doctor assisted injuries, and no sprains or strains.  

Toes (3): One big one broken (caught in a golden swan tap in Italy - don't ask.)

Toes (2): baby ones broken on bed legs

Fingers: (4): Skiing - you will read this word a lot.

Knees: Left once: but three ligaments repaired and cartilage removed - plus one pin installed that is NOT funny going through airports but I have a card for it. (skiing again)
      
Right twice: one ligament repaired twice - cartilage removed, and complete knee manipulation to break scar tissue.

Breastbone: once

Left Wrist: once
Right Wrist: once - both skiing

Nose: once - skating

Teeth: Two front ones - skiing (same accident as wrist and bad knee injury)

Burns: Over and over and over until someone bought me those new blue oven mitts.  
and a big one on my back from getting a hot pot of coffee splashed on me.

Cuts - we won't go there.  I am sure I have had more accidents but you get used to it after a while if you are accident prone.

The major knee surgery was the worst and still bothers me, but just the thought of putting a hand in hot oil absolutely makes me wince in pain even thinking about that one!

Aenimal
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22 posted 06-10-2004 01:27 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

Well, I have to ask, how does one get their toe caught in a swan tap in Italy? grin

Not a bad list there Mysteria, think you'd make an episode or two on Funniest Videos yourself
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I broke my sanity once... never could figure out how to fix it...
Aenimal
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sanity is overrated
 
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