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To think the chances of hurting yourself in the exact same spot is unlikely?

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danielandlucyandjoseph Tue 26-Sep-17 22:25:09

DD has been moaning about going into work lately (laziness really!) she is 16.

She recently came home with a hurt hand that was bruised, then on her next shift seemed to have hurt it in the exact same way again...? More bruising now, thinks she can't work with it like this hmm AIBU to think this is a bit of an odd coincidence?

Glumglowworm Tue 26-Sep-17 22:41:04

Depends how she hurt it. If it's doing the same thing both times then no it's not surprising really

I hurt my coccyx twice doing different things though, I think (entirely non medical opinion) that I weakened it the first time around.

MancLife Tue 26-Sep-17 22:42:35

Same tasks means increased risk of similar injury.

CavoliRiscaldati Tue 26-Sep-17 22:50:23

Also, if you bash your arm, the already bruised part is going to be even more painful, whilst you might not even notice the rest.

danielandlucyandjoseph Tue 26-Sep-17 22:50:45

She was doing the milk cages and squashed hand between the fridge and cage... Seems unlikely that it would be exact same place and she wouldn't have been more cautious?

danielandlucyandjoseph Tue 26-Sep-17 22:51:27

Fridge as in the fridge they're stored in.

CavoliRiscaldati Tue 26-Sep-17 22:54:16

She could be more clumsy because her hand was hurt, and more likely to injure it again.

It is completely possible (at 16, isn't she at school?)

Put some ice on it, keep it elevated, take some arnica tablets if she wants, bandage it before the next shift, and she'll be nearly as good as new!

Lazybobcat Tue 26-Sep-17 22:56:12

Oh I've experience of doing that job, it's very very easy to end up with the same injury a few times. I used to be so frustrated I'd always manage to catch my little finger between 2 milk caddies. Same hand everytime on the knuckle.

Cookiesandcake Tue 26-Sep-17 22:57:21

I'm sure I saw this exact thread about 2 months ago

CloudPerson Tue 26-Sep-17 22:57:48

Have you posted about this before?

danielandlucyandjoseph Tue 26-Sep-17 22:57:58

Well she's at sixth form it's only a part time job

danielandlucyandjoseph Tue 26-Sep-17 22:58:17


danielandlucyandjoseph Tue 26-Sep-17 22:59:09

You can check my history, I haven't posted before (under this name) and my regular name I don't post about any DC for reasons.

MarklahMarklah Tue 26-Sep-17 23:00:18

It's possible. I have poor spatial awareness and have managed to break the same bone twice, by pretty much doing the same thing (walking into something).

clumsyduck Tue 26-Sep-17 23:05:38

I'm quite clumsy hence the name and have ended up bruised and cut in the same places numerous times , I have a pysical
Job - it happens

Sosks Tue 26-Sep-17 23:14:47

It is possible. When moving house once I was carrying a box into the bathroom, hit the door by mistake and the corner of the box hit into my arm. Pick up another box, hit the door again and end up with another mark in the same spot!

bigbluedustbin Tue 26-Sep-17 23:35:15

Of course it's possible.

What do you think? That she hurt her hand on purpose to get out of work?

corythatwas Tue 26-Sep-17 23:58:04

If she's moving the same cages into the same fridge I'd say she'd be more likely to be hurting herself in the same place than hurt herself in some other way.

danielandlucyandjoseph Wed 27-Sep-17 00:00:14

Big I did some silly things as a teen

Out2pasture Wed 27-Sep-17 00:02:21

that's why there's such a thing as workplace health and safety...because when you do the same job with the same tools the same way you will get the same injury....

WatchingFromTheWings Wed 27-Sep-17 00:03:56

* *She was doing the milk cages and squashed hand between the fridge and cage

I do this regularly in my job!! Hurts even more when you’re hands are cold!

bigbluedustbin Wed 27-Sep-17 16:24:57

If you think your dd hates her job so much that she's willing to physically hurt herself to avoid going, why make her keep working there? Faking illness to get out of work is one thing, but actually causing injuries? That to me would be very concerning.

But I suspect she genuinely hurt it twice by accident while working. Not unusual at all.

PickAChew Wed 27-Sep-17 17:31:01

I've always got the same bruises in the same places on my thighs and shoulders from walking into the same furniture!

PurpleDaisies Wed 27-Sep-17 17:32:37

I always bump myself in the same spot because that's where the table sticks out.

MusicToMyEars800 Wed 27-Sep-17 17:34:27

I broke the same toe twice, I broke it in the summer one year and again the following year.

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