Have you ever accidently stepped on a nail before?

@peanutjar (5211)
Canada
September 5, 2007 7:33pm CST
Did you go have a tetnus shot?How bad was it?Well,I stepped on one this afternoon,it went right through my sneaker!.Actually it was a spike not a nail that i stepped on.The carpenters threw some wood beside the steps because we put new ones in.I removed them so my daughter wouldnt get hurt and i was the one that went to the hospital to get a shot!OWWWWWW!I have a nice foot now with a big white bandage and 5 stitches.lolIt went in the middle of my foot about 1/2 an inch!The pain drugs are good though!!:):S:o::)
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11 responses
• Malaysia
6 Sep 07
It had happened to me when I was 16 years old. Walking along the river side(sand) for fishing with bare foots and stepped on the bent 1 in. long rusty nail. What else!!!, screaming and crying just like a one year old baby calling for feeding bottle....but still fortunate because that particular bent rusty nail didn't pr*cks my left foot's bone. Straight away to the general hospital for medical treatment. I thought everything will be fine enough to me, no...a more terrible moment for me, when the doctor cut that effected part, doing cleaning and added on antiseptics,..fuuuuu yoooooh!!!what a sick I am!!!just like wanted to kick-off the Doctor... I hope this particular event will not happen again in my life, enough is enough and I will ensure to put an extra care next time for not to step-on any sharp object.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
6 Sep 07
Im sooo sorrry but i cant help but laugh!!!This was the best response of all time that i ever had!!It must of hurt like heck for sure.You should of kicked the doctor to let off a little steam.I hope you dont go through this again either!Thankyou so much for your story and a little laugh on my part.:):):)peanutjar
• Malaysia
6 Sep 07
my 'true life' story.
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@Sharon38 (1916)
• Jamaica
6 Sep 07
Hey Michael I had to laugh. You see even though you guys behave tough I can just imagine you bawling. I guess we all learnt our lesson from this. Barefeet is not too good a practice to live by.
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@ranitam22 (1147)
• United States
6 Sep 07
I don't remember much, but I know I was probably 6 or 7 and I had some of those jelly shoes on that are back in fashion now. This was about 20 years ago though, anyway by my house there was a storage unit that had a little platform kind've like a stage before you entered that we used to play on. sometimes we acted like we were a singer on stage, we played school there, and different things. you had to climb up just 3 steps so it wasn't very steep. This particularly day, I was just spending energy running up the steps and jumping off the "stage". I did this many times before somehow I jumped right onto a spike kind've like you did. I think it came from the train across the street or something because it was kind've thick. I just remember my sister and my cousin carrying me in the house to my mother and I don't really remember much else after that. I do know that I have a scar on the bottom of my foot still today from that.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
6 Sep 07
Jelly shoes,its like wearing nothing on the foot.Im sure you never went back there again,did you??!:)
@ranitam22 (1147)
• United States
6 Sep 07
Unfortunately, yes I did go back there because it was right next door to my house, but I definitely didn't jump off of there anymore.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 07
I did not step on one I managed to jump on one lol from a lovely Height Yes I needed a Tetanus as the Nail was rusty I was 11 at the time but I certainly have the reminder on my Foot lol as there is Mark where the Nail went through my Foot Yes it hurt believe me lol
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
8 Sep 07
Jump on one?!OW.OW!!I can imagine something like that hurting!Yow!:)
@sephrenia (567)
6 Sep 07
Sorry to hear you stepped on a nail, I hope it heals up quickly for you! I've done that myself so I know how painful it can be and yep, I got a tetnus shot too, straight in the butt, that hurt something rotten. I've also managed to shoot a nail through my foot (same one that i stepped on the nail with) so now I have two rather nice scars lol.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
7 Sep 07
I got lucky,they stuck it in my arm and it hurt like heck.The burning sensation is ugh!!I never shot a nail in my foot though(YET)lol
• United States
6 Sep 07
Yes I did, and it still hurts to think about it. I did get a tetanus shot, that very same day.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
6 Sep 07
Tetnus shots are not nice.OW!:{
• Malaysia
6 Sep 07
not recently but when i was small yes. i remember that i accidentally stepped on a nail and it was so painful. my parents then took me to the doctor to get it out or something and i was crying like mad. yup, got a tetanus shot as well :)
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
6 Sep 07
Ive noticed that alot of people had it happen to them when they were small.I think because when were small we dont know theres things that can hurt our feet.Always in barefoot.I learnt to keep my shoes on,thats why it didnt go through that far.Thank-you sneakers!!!!:)lol
• Pakistan
6 Sep 07
Lol.. it had happened with me a couple of times and every time i use to think that i will remain careful next time but anyhow or the other i always hit some thing sharp under my foot. and i know how does it pain. ahhh..cant explain:(
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
6 Sep 07
Usually for me when i say "o.k next time be careful thats when its happens the most.lol:)
@chileman (969)
• Australia
6 Sep 07
OUUUUUUUUUUUUCH, that is nasty....I hope you're not in to much pain. I have trod on a nail but it only just pierced my skin, but I still had to get a tetnus shot. I think the most painful was when I put a staple through my finger, I had to rip it out along with half my little finger :(
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
6 Sep 07
Oh my goodness, how terrible...and painful!! You ask, have I stepped on a nail? Nails, glass, staples,...you name it...I've accidentally stepped on it...But nope, never got tetanus shots for any of my mishaps...as long as a nail isn't rusty it's really not necessary..all I would do is yank out the sucker, and run under water while letting it bleed freely...then put a ton of antibiotic/antibacterial cream on the wound...Healed just fine...wouldn't have minded the pain killers though..LOL
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
6 Sep 07
Yah the painkillers are quite good!:} My boyfriend when he came home tonight said i shouldve just put some iodine and a sock around my foot!Ha,ha,your sooo funny!Not.Iodine:+ wowsers.The spike was stuck in the 2x4 and in my foot.It was actually funny,my leg was in the air with the piece of 2x4 hanging.lol.I took my foot out of the sneaker,it hurt like beep!My shoe is still stuck outside on the board!lol.My daughter was at the gaudery,good thingg.When i get hurt,she seems to feel the pain too.
@Sharon38 (1916)
• Jamaica
6 Sep 07
yeah I did when I was younger and all I can remember is that I got several injections before the nail was removed. I also remember the blood spewing all over the place and made me cry even harder than the pain I felt. I was 8 yrs old then.
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@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
6 Sep 07
I even cry more when i see the blood!Lol.:)
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
14 Sep 07
Several years ago I actually stepped on a roofing tack...great big honking thing! It went through my shoe into my foot securing my shoe to my foot. They couldn't get it out and couldn't get the shoe off. Finally they had to use a pair of pliers to pull it out and I got 3 stitches...and a tetnus shot. I've had numerous tetnus shots from: getting attacked by a cat, getting hit in the head with a cast iron pole, cutting my hands various times, getting animal bites, getting a fishing hook in my hand and foot and re-piercing my ears with a sewing needle. Oh, and carving my initals in my wrist with a railroad spike. Man, I was a terrible teenager LOL AT PEACE WITHIN ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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