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Most Ridiculous Injury you have ever had in your life?

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DionneB Mon 21-Jan-19 23:19:01

as we have had serious injury , what are some ridiculous injuries you have had in your life before?

i would say slipping on some ice outside Bargin Booze and not being able to walk properly for 3 days afterwards , not fun times.

DonnaDarko Sat 26-Jan-19 21:39:46

Cutting my hand with my toenail 😂

MorbidlyObese Sat 26-Jan-19 21:41:52

Making salad for my DFriend. Commented on a news article about the number of people going to A&E with avocado injuries and how unfeasibly stupid they must be. 5 seconds later, I stabbed a knife right through my palm while trying to remove an avocado stone. Presented stigmata-like injury to A&E, somewhat shamefaced.

SpoonBlender Sat 26-Jan-19 21:59:20

Morbid youtu.be/eGd6GfHG77I?t=10 - safer way to remove an avocado stone!

MsMustDoBetter Sat 26-Jan-19 22:01:11

Getting my kitten heels caught in my wide legged turn ups while walking down the concrete stairs at work.

It really hurt.

darksideofthemooncup Sat 26-Jan-19 22:06:12

Sedate riding lesson with my Dd on her 11th birthday, for some reason my horse bolted and bucked me off and I landed heavily and knew that I'd hurt myself. However, as it was Dd's birthday decided as I was walking it couldn't be that bad. Two days later and in excruciating pain I finally went to A&E only to be immediately immobilised, transported by ambulance to another more specialised hospital as I had fractured 7 vertebrae.
I'm absolutely fine (although in pain) but very lucky that it wasn't a whole lot worse

WoollyMummoth Sat 26-Jan-19 23:12:21

Had the garden revamped with wooden decking and stone edging round the grass. Taking my first step onto it I slipped, fell my length, bruising my arse, elbow and pride and hit my head on the stone edging. It really took the shine off my beautiful new outdoor living space!

Fififerry1 Sat 26-Jan-19 23:12:49

Bottle of chilli sauce falling out of cupboard onto finger causing a ‘very unusual fracture’.

WhoKnewBeefStew Sat 26-Jan-19 23:16:55

Shoulder barged the wall at the bottom of the stairs after tripping up - broke the ball joint in my shoulder

Fell over my own feet and head butted a cabinet at work - no major damages but seriously embarrassed

Gave myself a black eye after head butting the toilet when puking after a heavy night in the beer

Dropped my motorbike on my foot and broke my foot - in front of a ferry full of blokes going to the Isle of Man TT races - again sooo embarrassing

babybean19 Sat 26-Jan-19 23:24:15

I remember when I was very young, maybe 5 and I licked the ice cube tray resulting in it sticking to my tongue....I was trying to rip it off whilst my mum pinned my head back to it shouting for help...I lost a lot of taste buds from my tongue that day!!

InSightMars Sat 26-Jan-19 23:52:54

Bust lip, nose and black eye from then 4yr old ds1. We were at the swimming pool and ExDH was trying to encourage him to step off the side while I was promising I would catch him, he finally plucked up the courage but instead of just stepping off he ran and took a massive jump, propelling himself full force at me smacking me right in the face with his head. Fountains of blood everywhere.

My dad came by the next day, took one look at my swollen nose, split lip and glorious black eye and, before I had time to explain what had happened, he flew into the kitchen shouting at my poor ex who ran out out the back door.

Dad followed him out into the street yelling “I’ll fucking teach you to hit women you bastard!” I’d never seen my dad that angry, he was always a very mild, gentle man. Ex was a bit faster than him and escaped. He came back about an hour later when he thought it was safe to assume I’d had time to clear his name.

Celticrose Sun 27-Jan-19 00:15:02

Not an injury as such but once riding my bike an earig got into my ear. I thought it was a bee or wasp and was going mad. It fell out while I was standing by my mum who was trying to phone the doctor. That was in the days before out of hours clinics

Praguemum Sun 27-Jan-19 00:20:45

This Christmas I sprained a disc in my back doing the vacuuming. Couldn't walk for three days. Good excuse to steer clear of cleaning now though. 😀

ForAllTheCows2012 Sun 27-Jan-19 00:22:27

Sat on my plugged in straighteners while getting ready for a night out. Had nothing but a thong on at the time, ended up with an arse marked like a Hot Cross Bun for weeks!!!

StubbleTurnips Sun 27-Jan-19 00:30:06

Wrapping a schleich T Rex with movable jaw for Xmas, bloody things jaw clamped on the top of my finger and took skin off. Bled for ages. Couldn’t figure out how to remove it.

Then I couldn’t type at work due to TRex based injury hmm

alliwantforchristmasis Sun 27-Jan-19 00:57:00

Ki stabbed myself (accidentally) at work with a screwdriver a long thin blade it went in between thumb and index finger and came out at my wrist, went to the hospital to get it removed and was asked by the receptionist did it bleed a lot which I said no as it's still in the holes and as she looked she fainted and was seen before me!

myidentitymycrisis Sun 27-Jan-19 01:11:59

Massive nose bleed from washing my face vigorously and ramming my finger up my nose in the process.

myidentitymycrisis Sun 27-Jan-19 01:14:04

Sawed into my leg by balancing a piece of wood I was cutting across my knee instead of on a hard inanimate object.

scotslass67 Sun 27-Jan-19 01:51:38

I had a broken ankle as I was assaulted and a sick young baby to look after plus two teeenagers and a useless husband at the time! But, with my two crutches I couldn't work them to manoeuvre properly while trying to get to the loo. I was so angry by this I thudded one crutch on the floor angrily and it hit my little toe on opposite side of broken ankle - I had to get doctor out and I'd only broken my little toe so had to shuffle on my butt around flat. For years it kept dislocating until I finally had the first toe section removed - had a sore butt as well withall the shuffling around carpets!! 😂😆

IJumpedAboardAPirateShip Sun 27-Jan-19 02:08:03

I’m a director in various mediums but most of them involve throwing my body around and moving a lot - apart from when I direct audiobooks and I sit in a sound booth with an actor for 6hours a day listening to them read a book. I have never been injured through work APART from directing an 800page tome on neurobiology when I got repetitive strain injury in my right arm from having to make so many editing notes. My right arm is literally the only part of me that moves in that job!

seizethecuttlefish Sun 27-Jan-19 02:49:26

You are my people grin
Got my thumb stuck in a wet wipes tube. This is many moons ago, when they came in a plastic tub with a spiked hole in the top, to pull them through. It swelled up and I had to be cut out.
Was sitting on a work bench at school, slid off and cut the back of my thigh (no idea how) on a radiator. Had blood gushing down my leg from this tiny cut. I still have a scar. You can guess what a bunch of teenagers thought it was!
Passed out on the same bench (maybe it was cursed) while watching a Physics demonstration. Keeled forward and hit a friend, a stool and the floor. Looked a sight and no idea why I passed out.
Was sucking a glass to create a vacuum and it stuck to my chin, huge purple mark for days. Again, no idea why I was even doing this.
Ironed my hand with an ironing press. That was sore.
Tripped over an old fashioned tape dispenser and took a huge chunk out of my shin. I swear you could see bone. Now they'd probably take you for plastic surgery. DM is more of a man up and get over it type. No hospital visit and an large scar.
Second date with DH I walked into a wall and broke my little toe.
Fell up a flight of stairs on my first day at work. Among other injuries, I ripped my top and my bra and had a boob poking out and very raw. Stayed at that job for 10 years and no one ever spoke of it again.
I now have kids and I'm glad to report neither have inherited my random injury gene.

Scarlettwaffle Sun 27-Jan-19 06:47:01

I cut my hand open on a tube of toothpaste..... I still don’t know how I managed that one?

missell88 Sun 27-Jan-19 06:54:51

I slipped on animal wee and broke my little toe!

Bekstar Sun 27-Jan-19 07:32:05

Open fracture when I was spinning the tubs on walzer as a teenager I stepped on the boards to go and spin a tub for a group of kids, lost my footing and got flung agsinst the railings. Cant remember any pain but spent the twenty minutes waiting for ambulance wondering how I'd get the blood out of my white jeans. I was absolutely horrified when the paramedic said he was gonna have to cut them. But it brought me down to earth when he said "would you rather lose you leg or your jeans, because they arent gonna be much use to you if we have to amputate you leg above the knee.

I also dislicated my ankle when I was about 10, pulled it literally out if a sicket after swinging on a tarzan which was tied to shirt. Somehow ended up with rope around my leg dangling my full body weight, felt a pop and ende duo hanging by a disslocated ankle. An older boy of about 14 held me upside down on his shoulder to take my weight until friends got help, a man from a nearby building site came and cut the rope and it was popped back into joint before the ambulance got there (I can vagually remember this huy saying he was a. Ex army medic) cant remember him even moving it back into place or any pain if there was any. Although my autism does mean my sense of pain is totally distorted.

The silliest wasnt really an injury but I did at the grand age of 25 get my arm stuck through a neighbours fence, after trying to put my hand through to pinch a burger from his barbeque (or rather the plate they had just put on the table by the fence) , thankfully it was a wooden fence and the neighbour was a joiner so he removed the boards to get me out, while he was laughing at me and eating the last burger to wind me up. Although it didnt hurt it was bruised cos it got stuck at the upper arm level and had been squeezed between the boards for ages and I ended up picking splinters out for a week.

wildchild554 Sun 27-Jan-19 09:00:19

My alsation used to have a habit of catching wasps. My mum was sitting outside, a wasp buzzing round her knee and our dog tried to catching ending up nipping my mum, the wasp stung her knee and she dropped a hot pie on her foot with all the scolding gravy juice going over her foot. She ended up walking round the house trying to get housework done with her foot in a bucket of water and a swollen knee. Even have a photo somewhere. Was like something from a comedy sketch.

GingerLiberalFeminist Sun 27-Jan-19 09:06:43

I slipped three discs in my neck.
On a zip wire (no broken equipment, just whiplash)
Dressed as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
Being filmed by a TV station.

I'm still waiting for surgery 😕

SweetNorthernRose Sun 27-Jan-19 09:19:01

@MsMustDoBetter lol I've done something similar, running for a bus! Pretty much face planted in a busy bus station and my bags flew eveywhere. Bus driver had to come and help me up and collect my bags...still made the bus on time though blushgrin
I've also managed to walk into a half closed door and get the handle stuck in my arm.

kaytee87 Sun 27-Jan-19 09:26:45

i would say slipping on some ice outside Bargin Booze and not being able to walk properly for 3 days afterwards , not fun times.

I slipped on ice and broke my ankle in 4 places sad couldn't walk for months and now a year later need a 3rd operation on it plus have arthritis in it. Bloody ice!

AYellowUmbrella Sun 27-Jan-19 09:54:59

On New Years Day I tried to use a hoverboard and crashed into a table, breaking it and several glasses on top. I had to go A&E for muscle spasm

petmad Sun 27-Jan-19 13:06:51

hurt my monkeybone whilst hoovering the stairs (fell down them )son broke small bone in his wrist punching a punchbag with the correct gloves on worst thing about it i didnt believe him but xray told otherwise . bad mum lol

Fusioluxe Sun 27-Jan-19 13:07:17

What’s a monkey bone?

NewModelArmyMayhem18 Sun 27-Jan-19 15:04:38

DH once broke a finger putting on his shoes - I kid you not!

QueenofallIsee Sun 27-Jan-19 15:06:04

Broke my finger whilst drunk, in a small loo, wearing full Spanx. Those pants ricochet given the chance and my pinkie stood no chance

SausageSmuggler Sun 27-Jan-19 16:17:24

Early 00’s skaters will remember those ridiculously wide leg jeans (the ones that had the ability to soak up entire puddles). I was wearing them and climbing the ladder to my cabin bed. Tried on the end of the jeans, slipped and bruised a couple of ribs from landing on the top of the ladder. Fuck, I was so cool.

SeamstressfromTreacleMineRoad Sun 27-Jan-19 16:45:30

Was changing my DS on a changing mat on the floor when he was 18 months and old. He kicked out and caught me directly on the chin, knocking me out completely...
Luckily a friend was there, and I came round to see her anxious face and hear her repeating, 'You went down as though you'd been poleaxed..!' again and again...shock
He still hasn't lived it down (he's 44) smile

Burpsandfustles Sun 27-Jan-19 16:53:01

Stuck my finger into my brothers battery operated pencil sharpener. Yuk.

Fusioluxe Sun 27-Jan-19 18:38:27

Burpsandfustles ouch!

I always thought about doing that but never actually tried.
How old were you? I want to get one of those pencil sharpeners for DS but daren’t!

Fusioluxe Sun 27-Jan-19 18:53:44

Burpsandfustles ouch!

I always thought about doing that but never actually tried.
How old were you? I want to get one of those pencil sharpeners for DS but daren’t!

Bumbumtaloo Mon 28-Jan-19 16:38:06

Thought of another memorable one...

I once got my foot caught in my trousers - shocking pink valour tracksuit bottoms, yes I know they sound awful, but they were so comfy - at the top of the stairs. Managed to fall down them - top to bottom - and knocking myself out by hitting my head on the stair gate whilst crushing the cats litter tray (we’d just got a new kitten and put it there for her). I woke up to dd2 screaming and dd1 putting a blanket over me and getting me my mobile. Luckily no serious injuries but I scared the shit out of myself, safe to say the trousers were binned!

HalfBloodPrincess Mon 28-Jan-19 17:55:02

Dd (15) has asked me to add hers.

Aged 8.5, 3 days before she was a bridesmaid for the first time, her and her little brother decided to have a race to the kitchen to get the last chocolate biscuit. She won the race, started to eat the biscuit, did an ‘in your face’ victory dance and twisted awkwardly, fracturing two toes on her left foot.

Hobbled down the aisle behind my sister in pink fluffy slippers and spent the remainder of the wedding with her foot propped up on cushions (her choice - she wouldn’t entertain the idea of missing a thing!)

DionneB Mon 28-Jan-19 21:41:12

Managed to slip on ice this morning and hurt my bum bone.

AlexaAmbidextra Wed 30-Jan-19 22:38:06

This very evening. Having a big clear out to make way for a couple of items of new furniture. My Dad’s ashes have just fallen out of the top of the wardrobe on to my head. They were bloody heavy and really hurt. Attacked by my own dear departed father. I really need to decide where to scatter them. 😂🤕

FrangipaniBlue Wed 30-Jan-19 22:56:18

Broke my big toe trying to wrestle with DH - I was trying to sweep his legs, missed and kicked him square on the shin

Slipped in the bath while shaving my legs = 2 black eyes and a boxers cut. 3 days later my job at the time required me to work at a police station. That was an interesting conversation......

Electrocuted myself putting fairy lights on my Christmas tree.

Craftycorvid Wed 30-Jan-19 23:08:06

Broke my ankle jogging....on one of those mini rebounder things (like a small trampoline). Good explaining that in A&E.

Irrational with hunger, I once decided it was a really good idea to use an extremely sharp knife to separate two frozen burgers....it was not. I still have a scar.

SuperMam123 Wed 30-Jan-19 23:15:02

On a lovely walk through the forest, my oh slipped on a tree root, flung out his arms to try and steady himself and broke my nose in the process!

Wickedbitchofthenorth Thu 31-Jan-19 05:39:24

Sniffed the steam coming out of one of the vents on the food steamer blush ended up with a big blister then scab on my nose for 2 weeks

Blompitude Thu 31-Jan-19 21:07:57

Not looking where I was going, I ran into the glass pane of a bus stop and broke my front tooth.

Headbangdesk Thu 31-Jan-19 22:15:39

Poked my eye with a sharp pencil.

It's been a year and a half, optician says its fully healed now but weirdly it still aches from time to time and is very sensitive to light.

goose1964 Thu 31-Jan-19 22:19:21

Bruised my coccyx sitting hard on the arm of the sofa when I thought I was sitting on the seat. Also dislocated a bone in my foot on a flight, god knows how. I only realised what had been causing the pain when I tripped over a trainer and the pain disappeared

PhilomenaButterfly Thu 31-Jan-19 22:22:27

Tripped over in the school playground when I was 5, put my arms out to save myself, my left elbow bent the wrong way and fractured.

Wouldntyouliketoknow90 Sat 02-Feb-19 19:16:56

Oh dear, here goes:

When I was about 7, me and my friend were going down the hill, sitting on a skateboard (her at the front, me at the back). She stood up without warning and the skateboard flipped up and hit me in the mouth. I had to have stitches under my lip.

When I was 8, I was having a water fight with a neighbour - everything was soaked. In an attempt to hide, I tried to run up the wet outdoor red brick steps to my Mum’s flat and slipped, thumping my shin on the sharp edge. Old lady across the road claimed she was a retired nurse, squeezed the wound and a piece of muscle burst out the cut. I had to go to A&E and they had to push it back in. sad

When I was about 13, I was swimming in the sea and dived under the water, not realising that it was only a couple of feet deep and took all the skin off my nose and between my eyebrows.

A couple of years ago, I was outside having a cigarette when I saw a swarm of maybugs flying towards me. I proceeded to run away, staggered and fell, hitting my face against the wheel of a car, breaking my thumb and my kneecap. Maybugs pelting me over and over whilst I screamed on the floor. I got inside but then had such a bad panic attack at the thought of going back outside with the bugs in order to get to hospital. DH bundled me under a blanket and got me in his car. Sitting in A&E waiting room and maybug crawls out from my cleavage.

Last week, I was making DS’s formula and stupidly didn’t let the kettle water cool. I shook the bottle and hadn’t screwed it together properly and it exploded, covering me in boiling, curdled formula milk. Ripped pyjamas off, sat under cold shower but very badly burnt neck, chest and breasts. Pharmacist put on burn plasters next day but removing them took the skin with it, making it ten times worse. Couldn’t drive with my seatbelt, had to sleep sitting up and missed three days of my health visitor training because I developed a wound infection. blush

Greyhound22 Sat 02-Feb-19 19:25:17

My cruciate ligament snapped whilst I was in my pony's stable.

I lay underneath him shouting 'help' feebly as I realised my phone was elsewhere.

He was only a baby I was lucky not to be trampled. He was a shit Lassie though just carried on eating his hay off me.

I also really bruised my arm once - reached through the bars of DS's cot rather than going over and got my arm stuck. Baby DS was on the bed and I was panicking he was going to roll off. Told the dog to go for help he just lay down next to me. I need better trained pets.

ginandnappies Sat 02-Feb-19 19:53:39

I broke my wrist skiing. What I don't tell people is I was standing in a queue for a drink and I slipped whilst standing still.. on the first day. I didn't actually get to ski.

Lizadork Sat 02-Feb-19 20:53:13

Broke a tooth biting into a sandwich crust!!

Rainbowknickers Sun 03-Feb-19 21:06:02

I caught my fella in the googlies while laughing at something-half hour later I was showing my daughter how I didn't mean to do it the first time-and clipped them again!he still brings it up 4 years later

drinkswineoutofamug Sun 03-Feb-19 22:38:40

For my l0th birthday I got a stationary ruler. Think most kids had them. The picture posted gives you an idea. But the one I had , the rubber and pencil sharpener were at opposite ends with the pencil and biro clipped in the middle. Any way. Tried to take our pencil. Stuck . Tried to push it back in. Went straight into my thumb. Still got the pencil lead in my thumb 32 yrs later.
Broke my ankle failing down steps
Black eye off the kids bumpbeds
Finger bitten by fighting rats
Tore my toe nail off pushing a hospital bed.
And my daughter nearly lost her leg practicing for Britain's got talent

MintyCedric Sun 03-Feb-19 22:50:33

I have an inch long scar of one arm where I vigorously threw the duvet over a pathologically sleepless toddler DD and caught it with my own jagged fingernail.

Also managed to badly sprain my knee walking to the pub, stone cold sober, in flat shoes...that was annoying.

Lobsterquadrille2 Mon 04-Feb-19 00:46:06

I was flattened by a woman on a motorised scooter, she was unable to reverse and I managed, for the first time in my life, to stop traffic in both directions until the paramedics arrived .

I was fine.

oystersbutnopearls Mon 04-Feb-19 13:04:49

When I was about 18, I went to a Halloween party and ended up absolutely hammered. As I stood up off the sofa and stepped forwards, my friend stuck his legs out to stand up at the same time and I tripped over them. I faceplanted the wall because I was too drunk to put my hands out to save myself, slid down the wall and blacked out for a couple of minutes.
My face was so sore I couldn't take my makeup off for days because the slightest touch was agony. The headache I had the next day was unreal. Don't know how I didn't do permanent damage to myself tbh.

My cat face makeup was imprinted on the wall because I hit it so hard and my friends left it there in memory.

Rainbowknickers Mon 04-Feb-19 21:51:41

I'd gone outside for some reason and I could hear the kids fighting so I rushed back inside,tripped over the mat and broke two toes-soon stopped em fighting-a year to the day later I was out of the front,heard em fighting again-tripped over the same mat and broke the same two toes...

ChanandlerBongsNeighbour Tue 05-Feb-19 20:09:29

LOVE the cat face make up print! gringrin

Amibeingnaive Tue 05-Feb-19 23:11:13

So many.

Used to like running around naked as a toddler. Feel and got the handle of my spinning top RIGHT up my foof. There was bleeding. My mum was too scared to seek any help in case people thought I'd been abused. All seems in working order down there, at any rate.

Ripped my own navel piercing out climbing over a fence, while pissed. Didn't even notice until the next day.

Broke my metatarsal by stepping on my own foot, while pissed. Was wearing stilettos at the time. Foot was bruised the next day but didn't think much of it. 6 weeks later I went to the GP about the weird lump on my foot - it had broken and healed. Doesn't hurt so I decided against the re-break and plaster option.

Probably the best was one I inflicted though. My boyfriend at the time was... how shall we say?.. providing an excellent level of service below the waist. Unfortunately, I responded rather too enthusiastically to his efforts and he got his nose broken. He wore it like a badge of honour thereafter though, so I struggle to feel too guilty.

INeedToGetHealthy Tue 12-Feb-19 00:30:09

DH had a very unusual accident when we were in the kitchen at my DM's 50th birthday party. DM had put some bowls of food to cool down on top of the extractor hood and while myself, DH and a friend were chatting away (DH had his back to the hob/extractor hood) when he heard a noise. We looked at each other for a moment and then carried on talking. Seconds later the extractor hood not only fell from the wall but launched itself forward, hitting DH on the back of his head. Of course, we all (except DH) found it hilarious and still laugh about it 20+ years down the line. DH still claims that it caused a flat area on the back of his head.

DS2 is a legend within his old primary school, where DS3 still goes. As when he was in year 2 he was playing out on the grass area when he tripped over and hurt his knee. The staff didn't understand why he was screaming so much as there was no damage to his school trousers at all. He had tripped and fallen with his knee onto a drain inspection chamber which the contractors had left a screw sticking out about half an inch from the surface. When the first aider rolled up his trouser leg she saw the blood and then noticed the v shaped flap taken out of his knee and the bone was visible. I took him to minor injuries and they glued & steri-stripped it as he was too distressed to have it stitched. The school caretaker tried to remove the screw without any luck, so had to take an angle grinder to it in the end just to make it safe. Even teachers who are fairly new to the school and who had never met DS2 know about the incident.

Rtmhwales Tue 12-Feb-19 01:21:33

Drunk in Vegas, aged 23. Bikini bottoms had a little skirt thing on them. I did a ballet twirl to show the security guard my pretty skirt, lost my balance and fell down. Best friend tried to help me up, fell down drunk on top of me. Security guard said he thought I'd broken my foot. I laughingly said no and walked back to my hotel with my foot pointing the wrong way. Was very obviously broken when I woke up sober hours later. Whoops. Nine months of physical therapy.

RespectfullyNo Sat 29-Jun-19 03:46:39

We must be passing cousins cause I stuck wet bald up news paper in my nostrils at 3 and it almost got stuck. I got lucky and blew it out real hard. Yet my cousin and I at 5 tried to see how many dry pinto beans we could stick up our nose. All I remember one was stuck for days and got infected. My mom took me to the doctor and then I told why.lol The doctor had to take the bean out with long tweezers. I was crazy! Lol

louisvootin Sat 29-Jun-19 04:08:02

very very outing to anyone who knows me... i fell over a blind mans guide dog and tore ligaments in my leg.

HeronLanyon Sat 29-Jun-19 04:29:35

Stepped on an old heavy rake which slammed Into my mouth. Broken tooth split lip blood everywhere.
Had really big case that day (lawyer) and had only popped out to do bit of tidying in garden to clear head and de stress !
Two hospitals, stitches, dental bill.
Laurel and hardy !!

Animum2 Sat 29-Jun-19 04:37:45

Tore my calf muscle whilst running for a bus, very surreal feeling as it didn't hurt when it happened just a lot of popping and snapping, it was only a few hours later that the pain hit

Woke up 4 days later with the start of severe bruising which continued for the next week to cover the entire back of my leg, then because I was using my right leg more to cover I ended up damaging the hamstring on the right leg, so all in all a very limpy few weeks!

RespectfullyNo Sat 29-Jun-19 04:40:15

The most horrible thing that the way it happened was ridiculous was busting my knee to the bone running to the phone in the house at 18 years old. I tripped on a missing floor board that the rug was covering upstairs in my grandmother's house. I landed on my knees on a base board of the table stand and I had to quit my job because the doctors said I was lucky cause I was a pinch away from breaking my knee.😮 I had to stay in the house leg wrapped, could bend it for about 2 months. Smh very lonely and stupid of me. NO RUNNING IN THE HOUSE! even for a phone call. Stupid boy🙄

RespectfullyNo Sat 29-Jun-19 04:40:51

Arthritis in my 30 ugh

Greyhound22 Sat 29-Jun-19 04:42:47

I shut my own head in the car door

Giggorata Sat 29-Jun-19 09:39:08

As a teen, I was sitting on the floor doing some sewing and put the threaded needle into the rug while pinning. The phone rang and I went answer it and trod on the needle.
It went all the way into my foot, with about a few millimetres of the point sticking out, and the thread. DM had to go and get pliers out of the shed to get hold of it to pull out. Urgh.

Talith Sat 29-Jun-19 09:41:50

I strained the tendons in my neck having sex. It was agony. I could barely turn my head for days. I could have done with one of them neck cosies you get for whiplash.

PhantomErik Sat 29-Jun-19 09:49:40

Slipped in cat sick & my foot hit the wall causing the skin & flesh to rip (to the bone) under my toe & had to have it stitched & glued (& re-stitched & glued as when they told to just walk carefully it split open so I had to use crutches).

I was on crutches for 10 days!

Aroundtheworldin80moves Sat 29-Jun-19 10:16:28

I fell off my bike into a storm drain. Happened frequently where I was living at the time (you had to cross them on narrow bridges). Usually on the way home from the bar. What made mine different... I was stone cold sober on the way to pick up DD from nursery. It was witnessed. I still have knee trouble years later.

Ticklingcheese Sat 29-Jun-19 10:33:42

I was showing off to dh (who is stiff as a board) that I could put my toe on my nose (promise you, I can) but my foot slipped and my thumb came full force into my eye (think long nails) and perforated my cornea.
Had double vision for a week, wore an eye patch. Still have the scarring, and can still see the dot in my eye, when reading blush.

Ratonastick Sat 29-Jun-19 10:40:45

I achieved a spectacularly middle class injury at a friend’s house. I was twatting around in her kitchen and slipped on a boden parcel that had been left on the floor. I smacked my arm on the Aga, leaving myself with a dislocated elbow and black bruising from shoulder to wrist.

CalmConfident Sat 29-Jun-19 10:40:50

Outing...Pokemon go....walked into a tree at speed in the very dark park nipping to the poke stop on way home from pub. Grazed all my face, and was a bit concussed. Took ages to heal blush

sashh Sat 29-Jun-19 10:51:39

I did the bead thing at about 5 too.

Not me but my carer - not sure if this is ridiculous or ...

OK he was opening champagne with a sword and the glass curled into the air and landed on his forehead - he was left with a Harry Potter scar for ages.

For anyone who hasn't opened champagne (wow that sounds twatish) with a sword you don't uncork it, the top of the bottle flies of with the cork still in situ.

Mysterian Sat 29-Jun-19 10:55:34

I've only ever broken 2 bones. Both were toes broken in Cornwall.

Paddling.

Ticklingcheese Sat 29-Jun-19 10:55:46

sashh atleast it sounds posh, when you have to explain 😁.

sweetkitty Sat 29-Jun-19 10:57:55

I had mopped my floor and was pushing the coffee table back to the centre of the room, I slipped and fell onto an ornament on the table, I broke my sternum was laid up for 3 weeks it was so painful.

motorcyclenumptiness Sat 29-Jun-19 11:19:33

Black eye from being punched in face by Bearded Collie while administering belly rub

Orangesox Sat 29-Jun-19 11:28:09

Too many to type out, but my favourite choice few are below:

Most recently, sneezed and gave myself a herniated disc in my lumbar spine, felt like a total knob explaining that one!

Laid on the sofa next to my dog, someone slammed a car door shut nearby and for some inexplicable reason the sodding dog bit me on the nose in fright! Still have a huge crescent scar on my nose!

Tripped over the leg of my overalls at work descending some metal stairs whilst doing a risk assessment! Grazed or bruised nearly every part of my body, and gave myself a black eye with my clipboard grin still not lived that down, don’t think I ever will.

thenewaveragebear1983 Sat 29-Jun-19 11:30:15

I had a blister in my sinus that caused such bad headaches they MRI scanned me to look for a brain tumour.

I slept funny once and pinched a nerve in my shoulder that was so painful I thought I'd broken my neck. I've done it a few times since; honestly it's so painful it wakes me in the night and takes my breath away, I wake up feeling like my lungs have burst. Tad dramatic

Multiple babies have head butted me, left me with black eyes and bruises.

CrowleysBentley Sat 29-Jun-19 12:29:59

Broke three toes stepping off the pavement to cross the road. While sober, and wearing trainers.

Broke 2 ribs and got a carpet burn on my right leg from toe to hip when I fell down stairs while putting up new curtains at the landing window. The carpet burn was almost as painful as the ribs, I basically skinned the outside half of my leg.

Dropped a box file on my face when getting it down from a shelf and broke my nose.

Lots more, I am super clumsy. DD unfortunately takes after me.

CrowleysBentley Sat 29-Jun-19 12:52:04

Also took off a hand sized patch of skin off my forearm when I knocked over the electric steam inhaler onto my arm when I had the flu. It took me a couple of minutes to register what had happened, and stagger to the bathroom to get cold water on it. The skin sort of slid off like jelly, it was truly disgusting. Hydrocolloid dressings are great inventions though, it healed up really quickly and I have no visible scar at all.

Boulezvous Sat 29-Jun-19 23:00:55

I tripped in my heels on the way down a steep path to the tube and broke my finger and ripped up my tights and knees. I was judging some awards so had to keep going - to a pharmacy to get some huge plasters and new tights. My knees hurt like hell.

But it took me two weeks to go to the clinic to have my finger checked. It was very painful. I had to wear a bandage and finger guard and have physio.

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