Dumb injuries

Kevin B.

Big hippy
Location
Stinkwater
So last weekend I went to open a garage door and ruptured the lower ligament on one of my biceps. I had surgery for it on Friday and now have 6-8 weeks off to recover.

So far this is the worst stupid way I've managed to injure myself, although I'm sure that can be topped.
Several years ago I dislocated my shoulder when I was swimming. Yeah, swimming. And apparently it didn't heal quite right because right at the start of the pandemic I was doing "PE" at home with my youngest and tore the labrum almost clean in half. And then in the middle of the recovery process, I popped the upper bicep tendon off of where the doc had relocated it.

Getting old sucks.
 

SoopaHick

Riding Hickeys coattails!
A few months ago I twisted some ribs (or at least that's what I was told) while sleeping and couldn't walk for 2 days and had to have my wife dress me and help me out to the Doctor thinking I was having a stroke or something. Nope, just a twisted rib and 3 weeks with a chiropractor.

Got a lot of crap from my co workers for that one. I just barely turned 25, I am not excited for my 40s😬
 

Tonkaman

Well-Known Member
Location
West Jordan
I ruptured my left bicep 2 years ago. The dumbest thing I did was push myself too hard one handed. I ended up over using my right arm, causing tendinitis, and eventually rupturing my tight bicep as well 🤦‍♂️

My advice is slow down, focus on physical therapy, don’t overcompensate with the opposite arm.
 

xj_nate

Doctor, economist, polical expert, poser
Location
UT
The dumbest was probably when I broke my foot playing wall ball and the cast caused a blood clot that went to my lungs. That led to a week in the hospital, 2 years on rat poison and the fear of eventually getting a blood clot that actually finishes the job. I was 25 when that one happened.
 

jeeper

Currently without Jeep
Location
So Jo, Ut
We had a picture that wouldn't sit flush to the wall. I pushed on it with my thumb trying to push the nail into the wall a bit further. Instead the nail head pushed through the picture, cracked the glass, and went into my thumb... pushing tiny shards of glass deep into my thumb. Took about an hour for the Doc to clean them all out 🤦‍♂️
 

DaveB

Long Jeep Fan
Location
Holladay, Utah
Too many to list them all, but the dumbest injury was when I was a kid I made a cannon using a glass milk jug, dry ice , water and a cork. It was pretty tame till I tried to get more distance with a new cork. The glass jug blew up in my hands and sent a shard up my face putting a nasty gash up my nose and eyebrow. I was embarrassed trying to explain to the ER doc how I managed to cut myself all up. I was very lucky I didn't lose an eye.
 

Houndoc

Registered User
Location
Grantsville
I guess my injuries all happen in fairly logical ways, my problem is not being smart enough to let them heal (such as break ribs falling off horse at start of adult soccer season, can't run of course so switch so playing keeper, pretend to be surprised that repeatedly diving on the ground slows healing.)

I don't know why, but ankles (usually playing basketball) and ribs (as an adult have separated/fractured them water skiing twice, horse related twice, while playing soccer one) seem to be my injuries of choice.
 

spaggyroe

Man Flu Survivor
Location
Lehi
A couple years ago, I was working on a friends trailer in my garage. I was wearing shorts and flip flops (while welding). :rolleyes:
I ended up burning my left foot (didn't see that one coming), and while jumping up in a mad panick, flipping up my welding hood, etc... I managed to run my right foot into my floor jack, breaking a metatarsal. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Injuring both feet, in different ways, within a matter of seconds... now that's talent... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 

4x4_Welder

Well-Known Member
Location
Twin Falls, ID
Too many to list them all, but the dumbest injury was when I was a kid I made a cannon using a glass milk jug, dry ice , water and a cork. It was pretty tame till I tried to get more distance with a new cork. The glass jug blew up in my hands and sent a shard up my face putting a nasty gash up my nose and eyebrow. I was embarrassed trying to explain to the ER doc how I managed to cut myself all up. I was very lucky I didn't lose an eye.
Oh damn, that makes me wonder how I managed to survive my childhood.
 

Kevin B.

Big hippy
Location
Stinkwater
Too many to list them all, but the dumbest injury was when I was a kid I made a cannon using a glass milk jug, dry ice , water and a cork. It was pretty tame till I tried to get more distance with a new cork. The glass jug blew up in my hands and sent a shard up my face putting a nasty gash up my nose and eyebrow. I was embarrassed trying to explain to the ER doc how I managed to cut myself all up. I was very lucky I didn't lose an eye.
A buddy of mine snaked his dad's can of black powder one day, and we were having fun making fire snakes and whatnot on the concrete. Then we decided to put some in a bowl and set it off, and I decided to stand right over it.

Turns out you don't need eyebrows and eyelashes, but the kids at school had lots of questions...
 

haulinshine

Active Member
I cut my finger open with a 12" knife while talking and making kindling for a fire in Yellowstone a few years ago. Spent 4 days there (in a tent so no running water) came home and took off the bandage to find nearly black blood oozing out with a smell to match. Went to instacare to get it cleaned and stitched, they gave me an antibiotic and a script for them. The wife and I stopped at Taco Bell to eat being as we hadn't had anything in about 12 hours. She noticed my face was swelling. Turns out I am severely allergic to the antibiotic they gave me and had to go back to urgent care for I.V. Benadryl.
 

DAA

Well-Known Member
A buddy of mine snaked his dad's can of black powder one day, and we were having fun making fire snakes and whatnot on the concrete. Then we decided to put some in a bowl and set it off, and I decided to stand right over it.

Turns out you don't need eyebrows and eyelashes, but the kids at school had lots of questions...

Kinda similar deal when I was about 12. Elk camp with my buddies family. Big elk camp, several wall tents with wood stoves in them. We were camp bitches, had to rustle all the firewood, keep the fires going, feed and water the horses etc. Using white gas to get a stove lit in a wall tent. Pour some on, doesn't light. Pour some more on, doesn't light. Pour some more on, doesn't light. Pour some more on and of my gawd did it ever light! Both of us with our faces right down there at the stove opening to see if it was going to light. Puffed out the sides of that wall tent with a big loud whump.

We come out all big eyed and missing those eyebrows and stuff and all the adults were literally falling down laughing.

- DAA
 
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