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    Worst Injury You've Had

    created by jwade13 33 days 13 hours 20 minutes ago

    Category: World

    Worst Injury You've Had

    Hey CNet,

    What is the worst injury you've ever had?

    I've been very lucky that I haven't broken any bones, but I have had a ton of ankle sprains and shin splint issues while playing sports in my younger days.

    What was your worst injury and how long did it take to recover?

    -Jess

    Re: Worst Injury You've Had

    Hey Jess,

    I have been extremely lucky in the area of injuries! Ive had a few broken bones in my foot and a couple of stitches here and there.

    The most painful things I have endured have been kidney stones and suffering through a few episodes of an inflamed sciatica nerve. Both were extremely painful!!!

    Christi

    BTW, I didn't get a chance to reply to your post on not sleeping/coffee/energy, but I hope you are getting some rest and are doing okay! You haven't mentioned what the cause of your recent angst is, but it would seem that you are hurting! I'm so sorry and you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Re: Worst Injury You've Had

    Hey Jess,
    I had a ruptured tendon in my foot before and it was incredibly painful and I was in a walking boot for months! I'd regularly have to get shots in my leg and not being able to put pressure on my foot was rough.

    My hardest recovery was probably from my C-section with my second daughter. It was pretty painful recovering and as a nursing mother, I chose to not take any pain medication so it wouldn't impact my daughter. At the time I had a 1 year old to care for as well, so it was hard not being able to pick her up and do things I normally did with her. I could finally resume normal activity after 8 weeks and I was definitely ready!

    Thanks!
    Morgan

    Re: Worst Injury You've Had

    Hi Jess,

    I've broken both ankles twice. The worst time was when I was running down the subway stairs in NYC to catch the train that was sitting in the station. I was in flat shoes!

    One of the steps was actually loose, it rocked when I landed on it and my ankle turned over. I fell, rolled down the stairs, but then popped up and limped onto the train just as the doors were closing and found a seat. I was determined not to be late for work, if you can imagine. The other passengers were like OOOH!!!! OMG!!! ARE YOU OKAY???? My ankle was on fire, but I had turned my ankle over so many times before I thought it would be sprained but ultimately OK. I didn't realize in the adrenalin rush that I had scraped my knee and the palm of my hand as well. I kept telling people, "Thank you, I'm fine, really."

    I rode about ten stops and got off, limped THREE AVENUES across town to work. If you know Manhattan, that's a long way. When I got to work, the pain really set in. I told my boss that I fell, and he said, "Let's see the ankle." It had swollen to a small balloon. "Uh, you should go to emergency," he said.

    I took a taxi to a local hospital and got X-rays. The tech told me it was broken in two places, but he also pointed to spots on my heel. "You also have a couple of older fractures here, do you know when these occurred?" Uh, NO. Had no idea I'd already been walking on a broken foot.

    All I can say is: I hate crutches. Recuperating was rough, because I lived alone at the time. That was the worst injury I've had!

    Thanks for the forum, sorry I was so longwinded … LOL.

    Janine

    Re: Worst Injury You've Had

    Hey Jess!

    Well I thought with playing football for the past 7 years I dodged a bullet with not breaking or tearing anything, but there went that. Just last month I found out I tore my ACL in my knee and now I'm waiting for an appointment date for surgery. I'M NOT HAPPY RIGHT NOW ABOUT IT AT ALL, BUT it's the price you pay for playing such a rough sport.I was told it will take up to 9 months to completely heal, but I've had other teammates whom have done the same thing and it took them 5 months to completely heal as depending on your body, physical therapy and following directions.

    The only other thing I did that was extremely painful was separating my shoulder while playing football also. It took about a month to completely heal, but the pain was terrible. I couldn't even sleep comfortably for a few days.

    Have a great day!

    Thankful

    Re: Worst Injury You've Had

    Hey!

    I broke my collar bone when i was 6. I jumped off this place that i thought i could and fell down. I was trying to be cool i guess. It was so dumb thing to do.
    It hurt so badly. I think i even passed out and i didn’t know what was going on. I was young so everything was ok afterwards. I was just in bed for a long while.
    Thanks
    Have a great day

    Re: Worst Injury You've Had

    Hi Jess,

    I also haven't broken any bones (officially). However, I tore my MCL in my knee during football in high school. It was pretty painful and I made it worse by walking on it for days before seeing a doctor. When I finally saw the doctor, I just got a brace because it was bad enough that they couldn't just let it go, but not bad enough that it absolutely needed surgery. I think that the surgery would have been the better option though because it still hurts every once in a while, even 7 years later.

    Re: Worst Injury You've Had

    Backs are always the worst injuries :///