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    biggest injury as a kid?

    well my wtf thread made me think of my worst injury as a kid. mine came when we was playing a ame where we would knock on the window and then run and hide.well i hit window to hard it broke anfd i slit open my arm i was tryin to hige arm from buddys mom i was afraid id get in trouble. but blood was all over.so how about u?

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    Broken wrist at 5 or 6 years old. Broken collarbone at 8.
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    Spiral compound fracture below the left knee (result of clothes lining myself with a staked down tree's guide wire). Spent 2 days crawling around like a 3 legged dog before my mom decided that maybe I wasn't just faking it (major guilt points from that).
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    Due to split sessions, I had to be at Jr. high school by 6:30, so I was in the habit of riding my bike there as fast as I could go, while still halfway asleep. My folks' driveway was a steep descent down to the road, which I took without braking, every day.
    One day my mind must have wandered, because I rode facefirst into a telephone pole on the opposite side of the street. Busted lip, broken tooth, ten stitches in my chin.

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    It would be the time I changed from a balloon tire bike to a narrow tire bike, and soon discovered for the first time on how wide storm grate slots really were.

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    biggest? dunno.
    But the list includes a broken eye socket from a rock that was thrown by another kid, broken lateral malleolus (ankle bone), broken rib, and broken fibula.
    Numerous sprains and a bruise that went completly through one foot (bottom through the bone and on top).

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    Sprinted toward a water fountain and didn't notice (nighttime) a black curb in between me and the fountain. Tripped at speed, broke left wrist and right pinky finger, when I tossed out my hands to break my fall. One of the better parts of the story is my buddy's aunt insisted on finishing up at Bingo before driving me to the hospital. With casts on both hands, it was a sucky Summer, but at least I got out of having to mow the lawn.
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    Left Collar bone broken.. high-sided a corner off the edge of the pavement into the gravel verge.

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    I guess it would the 3 stiches from when a neighbor bully intentionally dropped a cinder block on my head.

    Like many kids my hair was blond when was young and got darker. Except for that spot which stayed blond several years longer.

    The bully's father did nothing about it and even threatened my father if he took any action. Boys will be boys! That did not work out well for the bully. I had a second cousin who was still a boy, but older, bigger and in an instance like this a really mean SOB.
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    Broken leg, 12 y.o., skiing.

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    Broke my collarbone in 4th grade horsing around with my brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    Spiral compound fracture below the left knee (result of clothes lining myself with a staked down tree's guide wire). Spent 2 days crawling around like a 3 legged dog before my mom decided that maybe I wasn't just faking it (major guilt points from that).
    hOW THE F did your mom not know you had a COMPOUND fracture!!!

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    too many trips to the ER to count. They knew my mom by her name. Stiches: Head (3 times), busted open my lower lip, shoulder, right palm, left hand, bottom of right foot. Broken Ankle (2X), broken wrist, too many concussions to count. I guess you can say I was a bit nutty.
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    Torn ACL at 18, otherwise scrapes and bruises.

    I had a bigger impact on my sister: collar bone and large gash to head on several month span. The ER doc had reported it to social services out of obligation; despite knowing it was not an abuse case.

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    I hadn't so much as broken a bone before getting in a car crash, breaking my hand, and being subsequently diagnosed with a legion in my skull at 18. Though I did have to get a few staples in my head from a pillowfighting accident once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    I hadn't so much as broken a bone before getting in a car crash, breaking my hand, and being subsequently diagnosed with a legion in my skull at 18. Though I did have to get a few staples in my head from a pillowfighting accident once.
    a legion?
    Was it exorcised?

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    my ego when no one showed up for a birthday party
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBA View Post
    a legion?
    Was it exorcised?
    lesion. Damn talk to text. Yes, excised. And that's how I had a facelift at 18.

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    Drank lighter fluid as a toddler Chemical burns to lungs, etc. Spent some time in an oxygen tent.

    Had stitches in just about every part of my body you can imagine. Foot, knee, eybrow, head, hand, tongue, etc.

    In kindergarten or preschool, I cut my pointer finger on my left hand off at the first joint in a car door.

    Got to dr's office and he asked my mom where my fingertip was. Bone was there, just flesh and nail part was gone. Our neighbor and my brother went home, found it on garage flloor, put it on ice and brought it back up. He sewed it all back together and I have most of that finger today. It is a bit misshapen but still there and without a whole lot of feeling in it.
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    6 years old, playing tag in the school playground, missed a jump off the steps behind a 3' wall. 340 degrees of a somersault, landed with my right leg under me. Broke the tib and fib cleanly.

    Two seven year olds tried to carry me to the school doctor when we figured I couldn't stand up. One took my arms, one took my legs. I screamed a lot, they dropped me.

    Grabbed leg, hauled it behind me, hopped to the doc. Told there was nothing wrong -- then I came out of shock and started screaming a lot.

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    All my really bad injuries occurred after I became an adult (I guess...thank goodness) but I did have a bad mishap. I used to visit my aunt - she had old sash windows. She told me to stay away from them but I liked to look outside. Had my hands on the sill and the window dropped down smashing and pulvering the tip of my right middle finger. Doctors put it back together somewhat - it took 20 years or so for a nail to actually grow out and it still looks funky - also that finger is shorter than normal, same length as my pointer on that hand.

    I remember having sit with my hand soaking in hydogen peroxide while I watched cartoons...
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    Broke right collar bone on a bike, shattered left little finger playing baseball, crushed left wrist and broke both left lower arm bones on an ugly dismount off a dirt bike, smashed/broke left big toe under a weight bench, and ran a splinter up under the big toe nail causing infection and subsequent surgical removal. All before high school.
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    Oh yeah forgot until reading some of the other stupid things that kids do.......Stuck my tongue in a Christmas tree socket when I was 4 or 5 and knocked myself out falling back onto a linoleum covered slab concrete floor. Vaguely remember the doc sitting by the couch later. They actually made house calls back then.
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    I somehow managed to never break any major bones. Multiple concussions and a lot of stitches (although I think maybe they believed more in stitches back then). More often than not achieved in bicycle crashes, but a sled into a tree could do some damage in the winter. I suppose the worst was cutting the tip of a finger off.
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    Severe radial head fracture of my left elbow when I was about 5 playfighting with a friend. They had to put a "pin" and screw in to hold it together while it healed. A double thickness plaster cast in summer was not fun.
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