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Old 10-25-17, 09:22 AM
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Rake in the face - reminder - DON'T DO IT!

yes, this really happens in real life, not just in cartoons, IF YOU'RE DUMB ENOUGH!

busy day Saturday, lots of errands & some yard work. hastily leaned my rake against our fence. I remember saying to myself don't leave it facing out like that, take the time to turn it around (but I didn't)

then much later, after tons of other stuff, just after dark, I was rushing again to finish up some yard work & hastily reached for a tarp & stepped on the rake, then WHACK! right in my face (on the bridge of my cheek) just missing my eye

go ahead & laugh, it's OK, I'm OK, albeit quite embarrassed. funny tho that ppl don't ask about it. Lord knows what they are thinking ...

the bruise has progressed quite a bit in the past 3 1/2 days
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Old 10-25-17, 09:31 AM
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Did it hurt?

But, seriously, very glad to hear you didn't have an eye injury.
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Old 10-25-17, 09:40 AM
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thanks, but yeah, hurt like an SOB! really dazed me! shocked, I immediately felt my face to see if my eye was intact. I saw the brown wooden handle just before it hit me, so my eye was open & looking right at it. wobbled inside & found a bag of frozen corn (which by the way, is not nearly as good as frozen peas) laid down & texted Wifey while holding the bag over 1/2 my face, which she didn't read. got home & asked "what's wrong with you". the bruise wasn't that bad (at the time) so she wasn't that shocked. I quickly realized my eye didn't need the frozen bag, cold eyeball! so I kept it lower. I think if I didn't work Sunday & rested with on/off ice packs as recommend for bruises like this, the bruising wouldn't be so bad now. but Wifey was like, "it's not bad, go to work" ... lol
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Old 10-25-17, 11:19 AM
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Confession time: As a teenager I did it on purpose to see if could really happen like in cartoons. I found out the hard way that it could.
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Wow! Glad you're relatively okay!
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When this was happening, did you hear some kind of Yakity-yak music in the background?
I'm re-living a Benny Hill skit here...

Glad your eye is okay.
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If you visit a healthcare professional with that bruise, you will be asked something like "Do you feel safe at home?"
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Old 10-25-17, 01:12 PM
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visit a healthcare professional with that bruise, you will be asked something like "Do you feel safe at home?"
tell me about it. had an annual physical a few months ago & Doc looking at a black & blue on my arm, asks how's things with the Wife at home? I was like, um fine, that's from my 2nd job at the home improvement center lumber/bldg material dept.
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Nearly did it this weekend myself with one of those 4 long tine cultivators. Luckily, it ran into the fiancees car instead....
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
yes, this really happens in real life, not just in cartoons, IF YOU'RE DUMB ENOUGH!

busy day Saturday, lots of errands & some yard work. hastily leaned my rake against our fence. I remember saying to myself don't leave it facing out like that, take the time to turn it around (but I didn't)

then much later, after tons of other stuff, just after dark, I was rushing again to finish up some yard work & hastily reached for a tarp & stepped on the rake, then WHACK! right in my face (on the bridge of my cheek) just missing my eye

go ahead & laugh, it's OK, I'm OK, albeit quite embarrassed. funny tho that ppl don't ask about it. Lord knows what they are thinking ...

the bruise has progressed quite a bit in the past 3 1/2 days
I am just glad you survived. It could have killed you.
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I was going to laugh, until I scrolled down to see the photo. Glad you missed the eye. Not so funny.
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Old 10-28-17, 11:33 AM
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I got a black eye yesterday that looks worse than the OP's. I woke up Friday morning tired with the intention of going for a bike ride. Decided to take my dog for a walk instead. Dog trips me and I do a face plant on concrete. It could have been worse, but still feels terrible. I hope it looks better before work on Monday. It would have been safer if I went for a bike ride.
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I got a black eye yesterday that looks worse than the OP's. I woke up Friday morning tired with the intention of going for a bike ride. Decided to take my dog for a walk instead. Dog trips me and I do a face plant on concrete. It could have been worse, but still feels terrible. I hope it looks better before work on Monday. It would have been safer if I went for a bike ride.
oh man, use an ice pack as long as you can. frozen peas are best wrapped in paper towels. tomorrow too. it will get worse but the on/off ice packs will slow it down & minimize it. I should have called out the morning after I got mine to rest w ice packs, etc. go for a ride tomorrow if you're up to it, advil or tylenol is ok for pain. but keep the ice packs tonight & tomorrow. not for pain, to slow it down. 7 days later & still have it

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
yes, this really happens in real life, not just in cartoons, IF YOU'RE DUMB ENOUGH!

busy day Saturday, lots of errands & some yard work. hastily leaned my rake against our fence. I remember saying to myself don't leave it facing out like that, take the time to turn it around (but I didn't)

then much later, after tons of other stuff, just after dark, I was rushing again to finish up some yard work & hastily reached for a tarp & stepped on the rake, then WHACK! right in my face (on the bridge of my cheek) just missing my eye

go ahead & laugh, it's OK, I'm OK, albeit quite embarrassed. funny tho that ppl don't ask about it. Lord knows what they are thinking ...

the bruise has progressed quite a bit in the past 3 1/2 days
Unless that's what you're going for in an Halloween costume That's what I did for Halloween costume at work 2 years ago. Wife and kids weren't impressed. Coworkers like it though
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oh man, use an ice pack as long as you can. frozen peas are best wrapped in paper towels. tomorrow too. it will get worse but the on/off ice packs will slow it down & minimize it. I should have called out the morning after I got mine to rest w ice packs, etc. go for a ride tomorrow if you're up to it, advil or tylenol is ok for pain. but keep the ice packs tonight & tomorrow. not for pain, to slow it down. 7 days later & still have it

got a pic?
Yep, been doing an ice pack over the last couple of days. Felt okay to do a 40 mile ride yesterday. Since Photobucket went bonkers I haven't found another photo hosting site yet. Not sure you want to see a pic. I dread going to work tomorrow and having to keep answering about my face.
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Thanks for giving me the permission to laugh.
Having had several black eyes in my line of work, it's always worse the next day.
"Hurts more the first day , looks worse the next day(s)".

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Yep, been doing an ice pack over the last couple of days. Felt okay to do a 40 mile ride yesterday. Since Photobucket went bonkers I haven't found another photo hosting site yet. Not sure you want to see a pic. I dread going to work tomorrow and having to keep answering about my face.
Possible answers to what happened to your eye?
1. You should see the frying pan.
2. I'm just glad my bike is ok.
3. Last time I'm going drinking wearing my Dallas Cowboys t-shirt in a Philadelphia bar.
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If you visit a healthcare professional with that bruise, you will be asked something like "Do you feel safe at home?"
Answer: No, there's a dangerous rake in my backyard.
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Yep, been doing an ice pack over the last couple of days. Felt okay to do a 40 mile ride yesterday. Since Photobucket went bonkers I haven't found another photo hosting site yet. Not sure you want to see a pic. I dread going to work tomorrow and having to keep answering about my face.
I found ppl don't ask. so you might try this approach if they are awkward: "hey how do you like my shiner, wanna know what happened?" then tell them. you'll be repeating yourself a few times but then everyone knows
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I found ppl don't ask. so you might try this approach if they are awkward: "hey how do you like my shiner, wanna know what happened?" then tell them. you'll be repeating yourself a few times but then everyone knows
So far no one is asking. Is it because they being polite, don't care or don't want to know?
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So far no one is asking. Is it because they being polite, don't care or don't want to know?
yeah, weird, isn't it? dunno ...
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Probably too embarrassed for you to ask and assume the worst.
Possible things they could be assuming:
1. Your significant other did it.
2. You got into a fight.
3. You were punched but no fight.
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Probably too embarrassed for you to ask and assume the worst.
Possible things they could be assuming:
1. Your significant other did it.
2. You got into a fight.
3. You were punched but no fight.
Finally had some people ask. We had a monthly dept. meeting this week and I was able to explain en masse what happened.
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Finally had some people ask. We had a monthly dept. meeting this week and I was able to explain en masse what happened.
bonus! bet they all had a good chuckle at your expense?
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just remembered this thread cuz my Sister just stabbed herself in the eye w/ an ice pick, well actually, just missed her eye w/ an auto ice scraper. sorta the same .. she's OK. but don't do that either!
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