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Brickset Bonus Ball

Hi all,

As @Legoboy is doing the raffle tonight I though I would get the bonus ball in nice and early. Gives everyone plenty of time

Question of the week inspired by James is "What has been your worst ever injury? (if any)?"

Mine was breaking my radius and ulnar bones in my arm when I was about 10 by falling onto some concrete steps.

Mixing it up a little this week and hope nobody minds. As Legoboy is not allowed to enter his own raffle then if you wish to donate your place in this raffle to him just say so.  Hopefully we can get a 1-59 of Legoboys which will amuse me at least and make doing the list nice and easy.  It's OK if you still want to enter for yourself, it is just always nice to give back.

Good luck everyone. @Legoboy



  • princedravenprincedraven Member Posts: 3,764
    edited August 2016
    Mine was falling off a 30+ft cliff in Cornwall and amongst over injuries, lost my memory for a while..  Can't remember any others...
    Oh and of course I donate my space to @Legoboy!! - Injury King!
  • DawnDawn Member Posts: 237
    Broke my skull after failing on icy pavement (please donate my place to @Legoboy)
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Member Posts: 1,771
    Well, I'm more than happy to donate my entry to @Legoboy so...

    I've actually been really lucky so far and have never broken a bone or needed stitches for a cut.  A couple of bangs on the head and minor scrapes are about all.

    Mind you, I have had bone grafts in my jaws and am getting a cyst removed on Monday that will require stitches.
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Member Posts: 1,659
    Stepped on a loose LEGO brick ;-) 

    Playing for a @Legoboy spot
  • adiemcadiemc Member Posts: 592
    edited August 2016
    Had to have some stitches when I fell off my tricycle when I was 5! And please give my spot to @Legoboy
  • stluxstlux Member Posts: 2,450
    Happy to donate my spot to @Legoboy
    Been lucky with injuries so far (touch wood), worst one is tennis elbow on both sides. Currently having lovely shockwave therapy to try and fix it.
  • ricecakericecake Member Posts: 878
    edited August 2016
    I've never broken a bone, had stitches (other than when I had my wisdom teeth pulled), nor been in the hospital, so I feel very lucky.

    Please donate my spot to @Legoboy!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,539
    edited August 2016
    At the age of 17 I got struck in the forehead by an aluminum baseball bat during a wiffleball game. The biggest dude there was trying his best to impress the ladies with his powerstroke and let the bat fly out of his hands and it helicoptered straight into me. Later at the hospital when they left me alone in the room I went to look at the mirror. 'What is that white stuff?' I wondered. 'Oh. That is my skull I am looking at.'

    Now you are probably all thinking 'Well that explains a good deal...'

    edit and @legoboy is welcome to win this prize if it falls to me
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,779
    I've hit my head several times, but I don't think those had any lasting effects. ;)

    Other than that, I've either impaled my left ankle muscle or sliced open my chin, for starters...

    Oh, yeah, and make sure @legoboy gets my place. ;)
  • iso3200iso3200 Member Posts: 2,065
    When I was 16 I was riding my cycle and failed to see a scaffolding pole hanging off the back of a parked lorry. It smashed me straight in the mouth and knocked me off to collect a bunch of grazes and road rash.

    At that point I still didn't know what had hit me, until the lorry owner came out to see me dazed and lying on the ground - he told me I'd better come inside to get cleaned up. I'd picked up a nasty gash to my mouth, so as you might imagine, it was off to hospital for stitches.

    It could have been a lot worse. An inch higher and I suspect my nose would have been flattened for good.

    It all healed pretty well, hardly a scar at all. Covers easily with stubble nowadays ;-)

    Unfortunately, the trauma had the long term effect of affecting the nerves in my teeth. Over the next couple of years they gave me a lot of pain and so the top few have now all been deep root filled. Oh what joy that was.

    Apart from that, a broken bone in my hand when a cupboard attacked me.

    This one's for @Legoboy

  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 Member Posts: 722
    Broke 2 metacarpals in my hand after a shelf fell on it, now the bone sticks out of my hand a little.  

    Please donate my spot to @Legoboy
  • LegogramLegogram Member Posts: 321
    I have never had a major injury, but I was treated for severe scoliosis.

    Please donate my spot to @Legoboy!
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    My worst was breaking my arm at age 12, when I fell into a ditch around the elephant enclosure in a zoo.

    @Legoboy can have this spot too.
    Work boots filled with close to boiling water after having 30 litres spilled across my lower legs - three years in compression socks and still have occasional trouble with scars being rubbed raw 22 years later... Give my place to @Legoboy
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,161
    Not sure i'd call it major, but I broke the metacarpal from my little finger punching a falling bike out of the way. The bikes were hung from bars in the garage and we had the cavity wall insulators around to inject insulation into the wall between the house and the garage. They'd taken the bikes off the wall and hung them back on the very edges of the bars and one fell on me as I brushed past it. I didn't get it looked at for 2 days, thinking it was just badly bruised.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Member Posts: 2,683
      Mine is almost the same as @Bumblepants in that it was a baseball injury. I was a catcher in little league when the pitcher threw a wild one way too high.  I stood up to get it and the batter swung anyway and hit me straight in the elbow. It wasn't broken but was cracked and bothers me even now 40 years later. 

      You can donate my entry to @Legoboy .
  • solid_stridersolid_strider Member Posts: 209
    Papercut with cardstock! Kidding, I fell off a trampoline once and landed like a seal touching the back of my head with my feet. Luckily it wasn't too bad.  @Legoboy can have this one too!
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Member Posts: 801
    Aside aside from various minor breaks arm, thumb and toe as a child I've some how managed to escape serious injury during adulthood.

    Please donate my spot to @Legoboy
  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,372
    edited August 2016
    I have been remarkably fortunate and have not had any injuries that are worth talking about (worst being the top 2 mm of finger lost in a knife incident at one of my old jobs).
    Have been in a 44 tonne truck when it's jackknifed on the ice and come of my motorbike 3 times due to expectations exceeding talent, but due to luck and bloody good leathers and crash helmets have walked away reasonably unharmed (gravel rash doesn't count if it's my own fault i crashed). 

    Edit: - Without doubt entry for @Legoboy
  • CoviCovi Member Posts: 334
    Broke my shoulder once when playing soccer.
  • pharmjodpharmjod Member Posts: 2,916
    A cat bite that resulted in rabies shots. Fun times =)
  • davetheoxygenmandavetheoxygenman Member Posts: 214
    ATV and barbed-wire fences don't mix...

    Please give my spot to @Legoboy !
  • SandmanSandman Member Posts: 26
    At a party while drunk climbed a 40ft tree. Had a can of fosters up there, proceeded to climb down then run back to the gathering, tripped over a 2 inch step and broke my thumb.

    Please donate my spot to @Legoboy
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    edited August 2016
    Ooh, some stories make me cringe, what an idea for a question! ;)

    It's a though one though, what to choose from... I've been in a lot of accidents (most of them weren't my fault although I am a tad totally clumsy). I think the most spectacular one was when I went flying in 2013. Was cycling down the street to pick up my son and this car that was parked on the wrong side of the road came out and didn't see me (it was raining).

    I flew over the car and landed on my head. Luckily I was wearing a helmet. The doctors in hospital said without the helmet I would have been dead. So I'm living proof (literally) that you should always always wear a helmet, even if you are just picking up your son or going to the bakery three streets away.

    I had a nasty concussion and was black and blue everywhere, but miraculously I didn't break anything then or at any other point in time, apparently it has to do with the fact that I'm hyper flexible so that makes me less prone to breakages, even though it gives me a lot of other grief ;)

    Obviously I'm giving my spot to @legoboy!

    - I see your secret plan @bendybadger you just don't want to type all the names so you are trying to make things easier for yourself! It is as cunning as a fox that has just been made professor of cunning at Oxford university...

    (only joking, you are the nicest badger around, good idea to giver James his own raffle!)

  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,161
    Back in high school we had to do the mile walk/run one morning. I was actually in decent shape that year and set to finish it decently, and at the beginning of the third lap my hip or something got knotted and I could barely walk. 

    I ended up getting sent home early (gym was like 1st or 2nd period for me) and had trouble walking for like 2 days but whatever it was worked itself out and I was fine. Outside of that, does appendicitis count?

    Please also donate this spot to @Legoboy

  • CoviCovi Member Posts: 334
    Covi said:
    Broke my shoulder once when playing soccer.
    And donate my place to @Legoboy
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 286
    I had a hang nail once.
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Member Posts: 1,643
    edited August 2016
    I'm not going to donate my entry to @Legoboy .  I'm going to go crazy and donate it to his raffle.  So someone can win my spot in @bendybadger 's raffle in @Legoboy 's raffle.  Man I hope it is won by @SumoLego .  With the odds stacked against him like that, it'll go down in Brickset history.  (And hey, if that's too complicated, then @Legoboy can I have it for sure.)

    Anyway, I got housemaids knee playing ice hockey.  Yup, that's right - the manliest sounding injury ever.

    @TheOriginalSimonB Why does your cyst need stitches?
  • LuLegoLuLego Member Posts: 1,010
    Not so much an injury but... Had kidney stones last year and had THE operation to remove them. The paramedics could only laugh when I was crying in pain before I knew what the problem was.
  • thebeermonkeythebeermonkey Member Posts: 390
    edited August 2016
    I've dented my pride on numerous occasions. 

    @legoboy can have my spot.
  • LuLegoLuLego Member Posts: 1,010
    And @Legoboy for my place too
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    edited August 2016
    Breaking a piece off the back of my knee cap.  It was quite the trick to do, and quite the bit to recover from.  Having a dental clamp lodged in my throat was no fun either, but that's no really an injury...
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Member Posts: 1,063
    Never broke any bone or really injured myself in any way except maybe a papercut so I consider myself lucky! @Legoboy can have my spot ;)
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie Member Posts: 1,813
    Fractured my arm falling out of a tree. Please donate my spot to @Legoboy

  • carnage717carnage717 Member Posts: 166
    almost slicing the muscle that hold my knee cap on with a machete.
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 1,116
    Just a broken nose in high school.
  • Renegade007cjhRenegade007cjh Member Posts: 696
    edited August 2016
    Unfortunately had many injuries / accidents over the years, but most have been minor in the overall scheme of things. Concussion, multiple sprained ankles, nearly cut off my finger with a saw (I can still hear / feel it rasping against bone), pushed front teeth through my upper lip (and I *mean* through as you could see daylight), split my head open etc.

    The worst has been on-going chronic back pain for 12 years, culminating in 6 months of agony and almost complete immobility last year. Surgery at the beginning of this year and recovering nicely (touch wood).

    Of course @Legoboy can have my spot!!
  • dannyrwwdannyrww Member Posts: 1,394
    Surgery for kidney stones count? Donate my spot to @Legoboy  
  • flordflord Member Posts: 797
    Broken left arm when I was 6. Not an injury but getting my tonsils out at 36 was far worse.
  • woony2woony2 Member Posts: 336
    Broken little toe, thats it. Seemingly inderstructable, given the things I've done and just bounced off.
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Member Posts: 880
    edited August 2016
    I fractured my skull. 
  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,393
    14mm kidney stone
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Member Posts: 1,771
    @MattsWhat perhaps I should have phrased that better. It is quite large so I'll have to be sewn back together once they chop it out.
  • hoodaddyhoodaddy Member Posts: 315
    I have been lucky, nothing really major.  I did almost cut my finger off with some hedge clippers though...
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo Member Posts: 497
    Thankfully no major injuries yet!  Sliced finger is the worst I can recall.  This one is for @Legoboy
  • BoomDiggityBoomDiggity Member Posts: 107
    Couple torn ligaments in my finger.
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 Member Posts: 355
    Probably my worst injury was diving for a ball in the center field of a baseball game and having the guy from left field do the same. Our heads collided and, 16 stitches later, I now have a permanent reminder above my right eye. 

    This is for @legoboy
  • nychromastonenychromastone Member Posts: 163
    tore my ACL while playing basketball. i chose ACL reconstruction as i was in my early 30's at the time and still wanted to be active in outdoor sports. the rehab took a bit longer than expected but it seems to have worked out well. basketball is longer in the picture these days but i can't complain. i can still go full tilt when trying to catch the bus to work =]

    here's to you @Legoboy!!
  • nexandernexander Member Posts: 908
    I've been lucky, nothing bad has happened so far. worse thing was chopping (almost all) the tip of my finger off. Was just above the nail so just flipped it back on, bandaged it up and got back to work. And just call me @Legoboy
  • pantboypantboy Member Posts: 211
    edited August 2016
    I tore my rotator cuff in a motorcycle accident, still get twinges 6+ years on.

    Edit: must read the op fully in future, another place donated to @Legoboy
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