Have You Ever Been Injured?

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  1. Koala

    Koala Well-Known Member
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    I think that every one of us has suffered an injury before. Whether it was a small cut from being careless while cutting a loaf of bread, or something far more serious like a broken bone.

    It is bound to happen at some point in your life. I am still quite young and I have injured myself several times already. My injuries mainly came from doing sports. I broke the same finger on my hand, twice in a row. The first time it got completely bent over while playing basketball - a teammate hit me with the ball by mistake. And then when it finally healed up, which took months, the very same finger got broken again... but in a different place. I got pushed on the floor and another girl ran over it with her shoes. My basketball ''career'' pretty much ended there.

    Then I had a sprained ankle from walking uncarefully while hiking. I didn't notice this small hole in the ground and I stepped into it. Luckily, we weren't far out from our base.

    I also managed to dislocate my shoulder when I fell while skiing in Italy. Thank god, I had the extra insurance. There were also some cuts that I had to get stitched up but those were all minor things.

    What about you? Have you ever been injured? How serious was it and how did it happen?
     
  2. FuZyOn

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    I've managed to injure myself a lot of times, but nothing extremely serious. I think the worst injury I faced was when I broke my arm trying to climb a tree for some fruits - its branches were really wet and fragile but I took a risk, sadly it didn't work out. I'm glad I had my phone with me and managed to call for help, otherwise I could've been screwed.
     
  3. Denis_P

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    I know the feeling, and I mean that quite literally. While I was in High School, I would ride my bike to and from school. One day as I was heading home, there was a lot of traffic in the street so I decided to transition onto the sidewalk. There weren't any driveways to make a smooth transition onto, but I figured I'd be fine if I hit the curb hard enough.

    Nope.

    Hitting the curb head-on typically goes fine, but my wheel hit it at a 45 degree angle. The wheel slipped and I fell extremely hard onto my side, but quickly got up thinking nothing of it. That is until I realized, "Holy crap I can't move my arm." My whole shoulder felt like jello, and under the influence of pure adrenaline I somehow managed to insert my arm back into my shoulder.

    Hasn't been the same ever since, and it pops out of the socket at least three or four times a year now. I've gotten used to it at this point. Thankfully there is no pain though...yet.
     
  4. Joshmoy

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    I doubt if there is anyone in this world who has not being injured, No matter how small. From a little bruise on the skin or a sprain in the ankle, to more complex injuries like comminuted fractures, every individual can boast of an injury.

    I am always spraining my ankle at handball training most times. The most serious form of injury I've had till date was a cutlass cut very close to my eye. I almost lost my eye to that injury. I was playing around with my friends and one of them unknowingly cut me with a cutlass. I still have the scar on my face till today.
     
  5. Sino

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    I have experienced quite a bit of injuries in my life but the most extreme I have experienced would have to be when I dislocated my shoulder because to this day it still comes out of place. I dislocated it playing football in 8th grade and throughout high school I played with it and it came it out a lot. Especially because I played running back and we were mainly a running team so I was getting hit a lot.
     
  6. Ystranc

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    I pick up injuries on a regular basis. Usually nothing serious but I did need surgery this year for a torn muscle in my abdomen.(It hurt but only when I laughed.) Most of the time I heal pretty much naturally though. Luckily I heal fast.
     
  7. kgord

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    I have had a couple of broken bones in my life as well as some stiches. These all happened when I was young. I have not been seriously injured recenty, although I did get pretty banged up when I managed to fall down my outdoor stairs twice. That was not fun and I had some terrible bruising and knots.
     
  8. Robin Caudle

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    Well lets see if I can remember a few, fell out a tree when I 5 busted the back of my head, being dumb or stubborn I did this twice same results. Gashed my leg open at 10 jumping a sawhorse got 13 stitches, dislocated both knees playing basketball in gym class when I was 14. Dislocated both shoulder and knees while participating in BUD/S as well as suffering extreme chaffing during hellweek, oh yeah broke both heels 3/4 the way thru in the say evolution. Cut my thumb got 9 stitches. Fell off of the back of a garbage truck dislocated several ribs, dislocated ribs repeatedly over the years. Had a stroke at 39, recovered to about 90% but fake the other 10%, no one really notices but my wife and kids.

    Thats all I can remember at this time, nothing big, just get used to ignoring pain, LOL.
     
  9. Corzhens

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    It was in 1994 when I injured my right arm. I was doing the laundry and when I went to the side of the house where the clothesline is located, I didn't notice the slippery floor. I slipped and fell with my arm first to support my body. But that was bad because my arm bone was fractured. I was rushed to the hospital. The pain was excruciating that I was begging the doctor to give me a shot of pain reliever.
    A cast was made in my arm - this is the humerus and not the forearm which is called ulna. But on the next day, we went to the specialist who said that I needed a metal brace. That was an expensive operation but it was worth it because my arm was functional again after a month. Until now, the metal brace is still here in my arm.
     
  10. Joshmoy

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    Hello all. I just picked up an injury during hand ball training yesterday. I dislocated my elbow a bit. It's very painful and i can still feel the shift in my joint. I would go to the clinic today to treat myself. I took some painkillers yesterday but I woke up with a stinging pain in my arm. Has anyone ever dislocated their elbow?
     
  11. kgord

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    Yes, I have had broken bones when I was young. In the recent past I have had a couple of nasty falls down my outside stairs resulting in serious bruising and knots. Thank God I didn't break anything though. That would have been a disaster.
     
  12. Jameson

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    There was one time I nearly broke my back as I slipped on the staircase. I was coming from the bathroom and my sandals were very slippery.When I fell I couldn't breathe for like 30 seconds. I was rushed to hospital,and after a few x Ray scans,it turned out that it was only a minor injury,though it took quite sometime before I stopped feeling pain in my back.
     
  13. streettallest

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    I can't remember how many times I have had injuries. But they are mostly during my childhood days; as am more careful now as an adult. As a child a have injured myself with a razor while trying to give myself a hair cut.LOL
     
  14. PedroP

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    Having over three years of experience with martial arts I have been injured more than a few times. My most notable injuries were when I injured my shoulder and spent several months with limited mobility and a lot of pain. And there was this one time I was training with knives and a careless partner slashed me across my stomach. I still have the scar to remind me of the deed.
     
  15. airfightermax

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    I have not suffered a major injury yet, fortunately. I guess I am just really lucky.

    I have seen some friends though that suffered grave injuries. One was when he got hit by a car. He cannot move his legs for like 3 months if I recall correctly. He was exempted from class lectures during that time so he had to catch up when he got back to school. Thankfully he recovered one hundred percent successfully.
     
  16. Rhodolite

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    Had two front teeth busted out from some hit and run a**hole and scrapes all over my arms, thankfully no broken bones then. Nearly lost a finger to a dumb rabbit when I was younger. Got a slightly gimp ankle due to a childhood of really intense figure skating/tennis training and my parents didn't let my sprains heal like they should have. Medically died due to horrible effects of incredibly high caffeine energy drinks. My arms are littered with tons of scars from over the years haha.
     
  17. GS AutoTech

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    Ahhh, this is a topic I have alot of experience with. I've had more stitches & staples than anyone else I know personally. I'm not boasting. Many injuries were out of pure stupidity. Although each one has taught me something. Don't do this, don't try that sorta stuff. If I need to do something that might be risky, I stop & think it thru more thoroughly. You can take a risk & minimize the danger if you think it thru, most of the time. If your engaged in activities that carry inherent risks, you can't anticipate every possibility but you can at least be as prepared as possible.
    My worst physical injury was a broken femur ( upper leg bone) from an auto accident that involved five surgeries, a metal rod & screws & a bone infection over over a 5 year period. Many scars & loss of some mobility I will carry for the rest of my life.
     
  18. TexDanm

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    I tore up a truck with my head...64 stitches. Cut off part of three fingers only lost part of one. I couldn't find it and had to run... Broken fingers, ground knuckle to the bone...skin graft, cut hand wide open 14 stitches, Back injuries, you can't always snatch and lift two hundred pound sacks of rice at the same time! Crashed a motorcycle and got road rash and a few more stitches, I have had both hip joints replaced. Broken nose twice in fights... I've not always led the quietest life possible and worked in a lot of places where accidents and injury were common...and to some extent I haven't always looked before I've leaped.
     
  19. Keith H.

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    I think I have lost count of all the injuries I have had over the years.
    Keith.
     
  20. TexDanm

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    Hey I can tell you for a fact that I earned every scar I've got. I wish I had gotten more of them doing stupid fun things but all in all it's been a pretty fun ride so far.
     
  21. Apercus

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    I broke my back and three vertebra in my neck a year and a half ago in a car wreck. That slows you down considerably.
     
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  22. TMT Tactical

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    Broke right hand twice. Both knee's injured and right knee operated on twice. Cut a couple of times. Jaw dislocated. Ribs cracked. Rotatory cuff damage. Road rash from motorcycle accidents. Eye injury from flying steel chip. I was an active boy and young man. Not always too smart but active.
     
  23. Richard Earley

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    Do shrapnel wounds and a blown out eardrum count???
     
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  24. Pragmatist

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    Good morning all,

    No burn trauma ?

    No respiratory injuries ?

    Glad to hear of no psychological injuries, eg on the experience of losing a loved one, to include pets.


    Prep, prep, prep
    and
    factor in safety
     
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  25. Morgan101

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    I have been injured many times, fortunately, none of them were life threatening. Most were sports related. Both knees have been operated on, and the doctor claims the right one is a prime candidate for replacement. Not going there yet. I can still do pretty much what I want. None of my injuries have been life altering. I am no longer faster than a speeding bullet; not do I leap tall buildings in a single bound, but I am O.K.
     
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  26. Old Geezer

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    The broken ribs, broken hands, broken legs, even broken vertebrae one can endure, and I have. It's the broken spirit that will take the light out a man's eyes. The horrid dreams are the worst -- they'll make you want to puke your soul.
     
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  27. Radar

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    Car accidents: Head injuries, broken cheek bones around the eyes, gashed-up knee, broken ankles and toes, arm, femur in 2 places at the same time. I can walk and run just fine, now. Most of the injuries were all in the same accident.
    Repeatedly break my toes, usually in the summer. My feet don't like shoes.
     
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  28. F22 Simpilot

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    Not too much other than road rash from falling on my mountain bike and nearly chopping off my pinkie finger with a hatchet. Still have that scare.

    The biggest injury I think I have is that one day while I was in welding class in Job Corp there was a giant three quarters inch piece of steel on the cutting table and everyone was trying to lift it. I said, "oh hell yeah I can lift that." Sure did and heard a pop in my lower back. Next day my whole left leg hurt like f^&%! and I could barely sit or walk due to my leg. Turned out it was a herniated disk. Now flash forward 20 years and the disk is gone, poof. It's just bone on bone. So I can't stand for long periods or do strenuous activity. I talked to two back surgeons and they both said lose the weight and see what happens. Disk replacement is no joke. They actually go in through your stomach. And if you're a male, you are advised to bottle up your kids in cold storage in case there's an issue.
     
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