Poll: Funny Injury Stories
Posted 07 May 2007 - 11:46 AM
Yesterday we had to take my 2 year old son to the Emergency room for a dislocated shoulder. Here's how he did it....
He was scratching his butt (yes you read it right) and then he SAT on his hand. His arm was in the wrong position so it popped his shoulder out. He's fine now, but he was in a lot of pain at the time. Now we can sit back and laugh at the humor in this. You'd think he would learn a lesson from this but he still keeps his hands in his pants!
Posted 07 May 2007 - 04:37 PM
When I was 16, I was racing on my bike with a friend and we were going around a parked car when I thought I heard a car coming. I turned to look and when I turned back, I had to swerve to avoid my friend and hit my front brake (which was the only one working anyway) and flipped over my bike. I "kissed" the curb and had to have five stitches in my chin (this isn't the funny part yet). That was on June 8th. On August 8th of the same year, I was riding my bike with another friend when I yelled back to her to let her know that the pavement dropped off quite on the right side. Just then, my tire went off the pavement and I overcorrected and flipped over the handlebars of my bike again. Argh. Seven more stitches less than a eighth of an inch from the ones that just healed up. I think I was lucky to be at camp on July 8th or who knows what would've happened.
I won't tell the story about how I broke my elbow a year ago. It's not QUITE funny yet.
P.S. Nichole, my DH says it takes boys at least three times of doing something wrong before they realize they shouldn't do it anymore because they are natural-born scientists and need to experiment a bit. I'm not buying it, though.
Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:36 PM
The funniest story I can think of that landed me in the ER has to be when I was little and fell out of a tree. I was attempting to prove a point to some boys that girls could climb trees to and fell head first out of the top of the tree. I landed on some boards that were piled under the tree that had nails sticking out of them and it went right into my forehead. Riding to the hospital in an ambulance with a board attached to my forehead via a nail to me now is funny, but then, ouchies! I did prove that girls could climb trees too, but I also proved that day that we all bleed the same too.
To have a friend is to have a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold and an extra pair of legs when yours are too weak to stand alone...
I have been living buried in books and writing classes... as an added note I must say that it is rather scary when you start dreaming and all you can see within your dreams is words floating everywhere!
Valerie Lynn Harrell is the published author of a book of poetry, titled "A Little Girl Lost... Was Found Through Her Writing"
Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:54 PM
Well, I've only been to the ER once for myself, and I've never had to take my kids or DH (knock on wood!!!!). It was fall of 2005. I started throwing up really bad, couldn't keep anything down for like 24 hours. So, DH took me to the doctor-we thought I had the flu. They did a couple tests and told me, go to the ER because we think you have appendicitis. And because you are pregnant, you have to go to this special ER cause they have a surgen who spealizes in OB surgerys. So, were walking out of the doctor's office, I'm carrying a bucket because I can't go 10 steps without throwing up, and I say to DH, "atleast I'm not pregnant-this could jsut be morning sickness."
We had been trying to get pregnent for forever, and I totally missed the announcement that we finally were! DH looked at me funny and said "yes you are pregnant." I wouldn't believe him-made him go back in and ask the dr. again just to be sure.
It was kindof scary to have surgery then because they said there was a really good chance I'd miscarry, but everything was fine. So now, a year and a half later, it's funny to me......
Posted 07 May 2007 - 05:17 PM
My brother-in-law, on the other hand, has MANY, MANY of these crazy accident stories in his history. His latest was shooting his foot with a nail gun, while falling off a roof. He was more concerned about the nail gun than his own body falling. He's been the brunt of a lot of jokes about that one.
Posted 08 May 2007 - 12:24 PM
Here's a funny one that happened to me: When I was 6 we had a parakeet. I was standing by the cage poking my finger in it like all kids do. The bird came at me to peck my finger and I ducked. I mean literally ducked my head down. I hit my head on the sharp corner of an antique cabinet and bled everywhere.
I think my son is doomed. My hubby and I are both clumbsy and accident prone. He'll probably be in a cast before kindergarten! Poor thing...genetics!
Posted 08 May 2007 - 02:03 PM
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Posted 08 May 2007 - 04:29 PM
most of my injuries were from my brother ha. when i was in 7th grade (for reasons I dont recall) my brother kicked me, and actually ended up kicking my hand. i proceeded to jump on his back and punch him with the hand he had just kicked. i had broken my hand and two fingers. yay! my pinky is forever a tiny crooked from this.
Posted 08 May 2007 - 06:13 PM
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Posted 08 May 2007 - 06:51 PM
LOL Gotta love those older brothers!! They must have thought we were the live in guinea pigs!!! Your story reminds me of something my older bros would have done!!! Thanks for the chuckle!
Posted 08 May 2007 - 07:29 PM
Posted 10 May 2007 - 03:45 PM
Okay so here goes *L*
We just moved into the house we are in now and i was steady taking stuff down the step ( i had to duck)...So my dh is behind me walking..and he said mary duck ( i said duck where?) Next thing i knew i woke up in the ER with one killer headache.and some 6 stitches later ....and a Concussion.. Not from banging my head on the ceiling but from the time i hit it and fell down 5 stpes and bashed my head against concrete....Hahahha now im so afraid of the basement *Laughing*...but to look back on it... its a story to remember *L*
Posted 10 May 2007 - 03:56 PM
Glad you've recovered (at least a bit)!
Yeah ...I think thats the reason im so Goofy!! But then again my DH says i was goofy even before the accident!!!
Posted 10 May 2007 - 06:43 PM
Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:29 PM
Ohhh if you want to talk about Brother of family inficted injuries....This one time im at the park and my rbother is there with his older friends with knife (yeah they got in major trouble) ..I got my hand on a tree trunk and facing the other way next thing i know my Index finger is hanging off!! 4 years old.....3 years old my brother told me i could fly like superman..So i decided to jump off my highchair 6 stitches under chin.....Fast forward to about 4 1/2 im riding my Ollie down the driveway (banana Boat) and my father nad brother come pulling in and dont seee so they hit me and i got tumbling down the driveway....lost my 4 teeth in the front!!!! ( it was not there fault) they could not see me.....
I have more but dont want to bore you anymore......He really put a beating on me...But bu the time he hit 13 paybacks started and i didnt even touch him....
Posted 11 May 2007 - 03:09 AM
Posted 16 May 2007 - 10:53 PM
I have SO MANY....
I know two people that have been taking in the big blue rolling garbage cans and tripped and fell inside headfirst.
When I was about 9 I was walking down the street in a giant cardboard box with my best friend and the wind whipped us over right in front of an older neighborhood boy. She peed her pants because we were laughing so hard.
At about age 10 I was riding a horse and it started galloping madly away in the wrong direction so I decided to lunge off the side and nearly killed myself on the impact. For some reason in my tiny little brain it seemed like a much better idea to "get off now" than wait and try to hold on.
I'm pretty sure I broke my hand because I have a bone jutting out at an odd angle but I didn't go to the doctor.
My latest injury occurred about a year ago. I was goofing off in the pitch dark at a concert (it was a 3 day even and took place in a rented city building). I heard someone coming so I thought I'd be dramatic and I started running towards a light and ran right off some stairs (that I didn't know were there) and rolled my foot. I was in terrible pain and my two brothers helped me back to our hotel room. Two weeks later I decided to go to the doctor because of all the bruising and it turned out to be broken; not only broken but shattered and in pieces. I had been walking on it for a week and a half! I had to wear a cast boot the rest of the summer.
My boyfriend has the best stories, maybe I'll come back and post some.
Posted 09 June 2007 - 01:34 AM
Posted 09 June 2007 - 02:50 PM
OW Shari!!! Just reading this made my foot hurt!!! You poor thing! Don't ya just love the ERs and how FAST they get you in and out??? ARGH!
Posted 10 June 2007 - 06:42 PM
Paths clear before those who know where they're going and are determined to get there. -- Leonard Roy Frank
Posted 10 June 2007 - 06:47 PM
I was at work as a switchboard operator for a major department store. My stapler wasn't working so I decided to fix it. Well, I fixed it all right. I ended up putting a staple through the bottom of my finger to my fingernail. It hurt so bad, when I answered the phone I was barely audible. I called security for backup and managed to get the stupid thing out of my finger. They made me go lie down for a half hour because I was dizzy. Hard to believe something so small could have that kind of affect on a person. I'm much more careful about fixing staplers now.