Be Careful What You Wish For

@poehere (17249)
French Polynesia
September 7, 2017 9:40pm CST
When I was young a few of my friends had broken bones and casts. I thought they were wonderful and I wished I had one too. I never received my wish, until a year ago. Now I regret ever wishing for this. I broke the humerus bone near the scapula. I had a clean break and the top of the humerus bone moved. I also had 4 fractures on the humerus bone. I still never had a cast. The way the humerus bone was broken, all they could do was set my arm and put me in a sling. I wore this sling for 12 weeks. I have never felt so much pain in my life. After the bone set I had to spend the next 7 weeks in physical therapy so I could use my arm again. It was a stupid accident and I still can’t believe it happened. I had to block our bridge with a piece of wood so the larger dogs could go out and the smaller ones stayed in the yard. One night I went on the bridge to pick up the dog’s bowls so they could eat. My very large dog decided she was coming in the yard before me. I had one foot over the wood and was in the process of putting my second food over when she came up behind me and pushed me. I went flying and landed on the edge of the gate and the rock flower bed. So my advice to you is this. Be careful what you wish for. One day, your wish could come true. It’s no fun to have a broken bone and I hope this never happens again.
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@1hopefulman (19512)
• Canada
8 Sep
That accident was very unfortunate but what can we do, no matter how careful we are, things happen. I have never had a cast either but I am not wishing for one. I wish I never to have pain again. That would be nice!
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@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
8 Sep
When you are a small kid they look fun. Everyone signs them and draws on them. It is like a work of art. I guess that is why I wished for one. I wanted to draw on mine and make it look really interesting.
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@1hopefulman (19512)
• Canada
8 Sep
@poehere Are you an artist?
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@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
8 Sep
@1hopefulman I love to sculpt in clay and wood and I do a lot of drawings and painting. I started this when I was very young. I was sick and the nuse at the hospital started me drawing. I loved it so much I just kept it up.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
9 Sep
I never had a cast and never wished for one. This reminds me of an old joke. This guy was walking along the beach and found a bottle. He pick it up and rubbed it to clean it off. Out came a genie. The genie said, "I grant you three wishes." The first thing the guy wished for was a million dollars. Poof! He had a million dollars. Then he wished for a fancy sports car. Poof! He had his fancy sports car. Then he told the genie he wanted to think about his next wish. He jumped into his sport car and drove away. He was so happy is start singing along with the radio. "Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener." Poof!
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
9 Sep
I heard that joke a long time ago when I was young. I guess when you are 5 you can wish for a lot. I stopped wishing not long after this because of my mom. I use to tell her I wished for this or that. Then being mean she popped off and told me to wish in one hand and spit in the other and see which gets full faster,. I never wished for anything ever again.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
9 Sep
@poehere Yes, it's an old joke. Sometimes you can off-handedly say you wish this or that without giving it much thought and your wish will come true. When they brought my new manufactured home it had some off brand thermostat in it and I said to myself, "I wish this had a good Honeywell thermostat." When they got everything together and started testing things the furnace would not turn on. They sent a repairman over who concluded it was the thermostat. He put in a new Honeywell thermostat. Not long after the guy left I discovered no one put batteries in the thermostat that came with the home. I believe that was all that was wrong with that thermostat.
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
10 Sep
@RichardMeister Good story and it is also very funny.
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
8 Sep
Oh dear that is terrible and sounds so painful especially when they weren't able to cast you. Are you doing all right better now?
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
8 Sep
It healed fine. Normally they give you 14 to 20 weeks of physical therapy for such a break because you can rotate your arm after this. I saw the doctor after 7 and she was so shocked she said I didn't need more. I was in pain for a long time and so sick of wearing that sling. I was glad when it was off and I worked at home daily to get the usage back in my arm. Now I am back to normal, but now and then I can still feel the pain from the break when I try to push it too hard.
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
8 Sep
@poehere it always astonishes me that even though we heal, there is always a residual reminder of what we have damaged. I'm glad that you're doing better though
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
8 Sep
@SonjaRae Thanks. I was able to get full strength back in my arm and all in all it is fine.
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@just4him (88866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Sep
I hope you never have another broken bone. No, they're not fun, very painful. I've had a couple and one landed me in the nursing home for a month for rehab. That was two years ago this month when I broke my left leg just below the knee. They couldn't cast that either because of where it was broken. I've had a wish list, but not for anything that would harm my body. I know how clumsy I am, and I don't need those wishes to come true.
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
11 Sep
This was my first ever and hopefully my last. It was extremely painful for the first 4 days. When I took a shower and had to take off my shirt or put it back on I had to be so careful not to move my arm. That was painful when I did this one. For a long time ti was my BF who had to wash my hair and brush it for me. Then after awhile, I figured out how to do this with my left hand. I did all the cooking with my left hand. Lucky for me, I didn't have an issue with this because I can do everything with both hands.
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@just4him (88866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Sep
@poehere It's good you're ambidextrous. I can only do a few things with my left, but not much.
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
12 Sep
@just4him When I was a child I was like this. I could write with both hands at the same time. It drove people crazy. A lot of times I do more with my left hand than my right hand, but the tests they gave me in school said I should use my right more. I still don't. I normally switch off between them depending on what I am doing.
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@YrNemo (7331)
8 Sep
So sorry that you had had that awful accident only because of a silly dog! I did wish for a few things too, got them, and realized I hated them all! These days I am more careful of what I wish for...
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
8 Sep
Me too Darcy. I was so young and I had no idea that so much later on in life my wish would come back to haunt me. Boy was that a dumb thing to wish for.
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@YrNemo (7331)
8 Sep
@poehere Guess with the wisdom which we have now, we must pray every night, 'Dear God, any wish I had had in the past which sounds dumb to you, please please forget it. Amen!' (I do pray like that every now and then, just to make sure... )
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
9 Sep
@YrNemo I think I am safe for now. I never wished for a lot when I was younger. My mom use to say wish in one hand and spit in the other, now tell which one gets full faster. After this I never wished again.
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@shshiju (9187)
• Cochin, India
8 Sep
That is an interesting story. If all wish come to true. There is no poverty or poor men in the world.
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
8 Sep
Maybe one day this could happen. I wished for a broken bone or cast when I was only 5. It happened so many years later. I guess it was sort of making a point that if we wish hard enough that maybe one day our wishes will be answered. I don't know.
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@shshiju (9187)
• Cochin, India
8 Sep
@poehere But why did you wish so? Whether to get leave from school days?
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
8 Sep
@shshiju I loved the way the kids signed them and how you can draw some amazing pictures on them. I guess I wanted one so I could draw on it myself and make it look amazing. I was just a kid and when a friend came to school in a cast everyone lined up to draw on it or sign it. That was so much fun back then.
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@LadyDuck (118177)
• Switzerland
8 Sep
How strange. When I was 7 years old, we were vacationing in a mountain village and I saw several kids with their arm or leg in a cast. Every day I told my Dad "please let's go back home, I do not want to wear a cast", he laughed. The last day of our vacation there I broke my elbow... very long and painful story. I knew we had to go away from that place.
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
8 Sep
That is so sad. I am so sorry to hear this. I was a tom boy as they called it back then. I was never a real girl who played with dolls, wore dresses, or like to sit in the house with mommy. I was out playing with the boys and getting dirty. I thought having a cast was a sign of being tough. No matter what I did I never broke anything. Leave it to my dog to break my shoulder. Now that was painful. I hope you never went back there again for a vacation. Seems like the place was accident prone and everyone got hurt up there.
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@LadyDuck (118177)
• Switzerland
8 Sep
@poehere No, we never got back there, too bad memories.
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
9 Sep
@LadyDuck If that happened to me, I would stay away too.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
8 Sep
I'm sorry about it my friend. :) Thanks for the good advice and sharing your experience :)
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
8 Sep
You are welcome. I was thinking of something a person said today. Be careful what you wish for and this came to mind. I wished for this when I was 5. It took so long for my wish to come true and when it did I was so sorry I wished for it.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
8 Sep
@poehere at 5 you were a little innocent kid. who would have known that wish could come true. I can't even remember what I wished for 10 years ago. But if it comes true :) maybe I will remember
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
8 Sep
@mildredtabitha Hopefully this will happen one day. I hope only the good wished come true and not one like mine. That was no fun.
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@Freelanzer (6413)
• Canada
14 Sep
That sounds awful. Never had a broken bone or cast and hope never especially after hearing your story. Hope you are all recovered now.
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
15 Sep
Yes it is recovered now. At times it does give me some problem, but for the most it is healed and I have the full use of my arm again. I hope I never have to deal with anything like that ever again.
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@JESSY3236 (4885)
• United States
8 Sep
I never had a cast either. I did have stitches in my head.
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
9 Sep
I had had my fair share of stitches. But, I never had a cast before. They couldn't cast my arm because of where it was broken. All they could do was set it and let it heal on its own.
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@andriaperry (30731)
• Anniston, Alabama
8 Sep
I broke my arm in a wreck, that is no fun.
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
8 Sep
First time for me and you are so right it was no fun at all.
@TRBRocks420 (60675)
• Banks, Oregon
8 Sep
Very true saying. I once broke my arm and, it hurt very badly.
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
8 Sep
I never imagined that a broken bone could hurt so much. Boy was I wrong. Sorry I wished for this when I was younger.
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@sallypup (20594)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Sep
I'm sorry you had such a painful accident. I broke my collar bone when I was a girl. Its not fun at all.
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
8 Sep
Oh no it's not. I am just lucky I don't have fragile bones. Hopefully this will never happen again. it is really painful.
@Hatley (157523)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Sep
y es its best to be very careful what you wish f or lol lol lol
@poehere (17249)
• French Polynesia
8 Sep
When I was a child I had no idea this would ever come true. Now I know and I don't wish for anything anymore.
@prashu228 (21890)
• India
8 Sep
We should not wish such things which are harmful for us.. I agree with you