Have you ever broken a bone?

July 15, 2009 2:34am CST
Have you ever broken a bone in an accident or from falling over or playing sports? I've been quite fortunate, I've only ever broken my little pinky finger playing soccer and managed to avoid broken legs or arms.
4 responses
@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
9 Feb 10
Yep - three at once actually. I was in the fifth grade and it was my best friend's birthday. We were jumping on her brand new trampoline and I guess I landed wrong. I didn't notice anything and just kept on jumping and having fun (I have a high pain tolerance). When I got down on the ground I just collapsed and couldnt get back up. My friend's brother helped me and I remember being more shocked about that than the fact that I couldn't walk. Ahh, the innocent naive years.
@Chad525 (349)
• Canada
6 Mar 10
What did you break/injure?
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
15 Jul 09
Hello flydanman, I've been lucky enough to never break a bone and would be terrified of the pain. I was with a friend once at university when she tripped and broke her wrist and it appeared she was in agony. It was extremely inconvenient too as it is not easy to do eveything with one hand whilst keeping the plaster dry on the other, and I believe the itching inside the plaster is the worst part.
15 Jul 09
I've heard the itching can be the worst part, a few of my friends used to try and come up with various flat things that they could poke down their plaster cast to try and relieve the itch! I'm so glad you've not had the misfortune of breaking a bone, I've seen several people with broken legs and arms over the years and the pain seems like none other (although a few women might tell me child birth is worse!). I imagine the inconvenience of not being able to walk properly or carry things with both hands would be equally frustrating too.
@Chad525 (349)
• Canada
6 Mar 10
I certainly stumbled into the wrong discussion: -Landed on the bar on a trampoline and was in for surgury to staple the back of my skull back together (believe it or not, I didn't know I even hurt myself until my friend said I was bleeding) -Have broken both wrists twice -Broke all four fingers on my right hand, as well as the hand being hit by a baseball -Broke my right hand playing soccer and had to undergo cosmetic surgury to fix it (When I made a fist with my right hand, my pinky knuckle was about an inch off of where it should be) -Broke my big toe knuckle jumping off of the bleachers at my school (believe it or not, this was the MOST PAINFUL thing I've ever done. -Stitches on my chin colliding with another soccer player. and to top it all off, my appendix ruptured and I was in hospital for 16 days on my vacation to England. Yup, my body is meant to break. Hence why I never snowboard, ski or skateboard. Too risky. I'm always the guy who gets hurt.
@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
15 Jul 09
I have not been that fortunate. I had a hairline fracture near my ankle. I tripped and fell down the stairs. Luckily, I had 2 friends with me who took me home and from there I was taken to the hospital.It was such a horrible day. I remember it was a sunday, so I had to be taken to the emergency room and the pain was just bad!