Jan 29 2012


Continuing in my quest for ever greater injury stories, I happened to fall off my second story balcony this weekend and hit the ground hard. I’ll give more details later, maybe a few days … typing with a broken collar-bone is painful.


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  1. 1

    Poor you!

  2. 2

    Your are obviously possessed by a very odd demon of some sort, probably acquired at Enchanted Rock.

  3. 3
    Ibis3, Let's burn some bridges

    I’m glad it’s your collarbone that broke and not your skull.

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    Pierce R. Butler

    Damn near anything with a broken clavicle is hard.

  5. 5

    Oh, dear, one of the most painful breaks. Still, as Ibis3 said, it could have been worse.

    How on earth did you manage to do that?

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    Stephen "DarkSyde" Andrew

    The reason I jumped? My place was being robbed, the only escape route was out the back and over the railing. What would have been totally cool is if I had managed to land unscathed and walk away. But all in all I wasn’t hurt that bad. Used to skydive a lot, landing square and rolling probably saved me serioius damage.

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    I have no idea how they treated your broken collar bone, but hopefully the Dr.s did a good job of placing it back in position for mending. If not you will have pain in later years.

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    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    You just need more practice, is all.

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    I hope you enjoy sleeping on your back trying not to move for two months more than I did (I normally sleep on my side). I broke my right clavicle when my scooters rear wheel hit oil on a hard right turn and reoriented me 90 degrees in a fraction of a second. It took more than three years before I stopped feeling twinges from the fracture. Hopefully you’ll fare better.

    P.S., Did it take you a 15+ minutes before you realized you had fractured your clavicle? I was telling the bystanders I didn’t need an ambulance right up until the adrenalin wore off and my body told me in no uncertain terms I had broken it at which point I wanted drugs but not for recreation :-)

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    How terrible! I hope the robbers didn’t wipe you out.

    The broken clavicle must hurt a lot. I was a baby when mine was broken (during birth), so at least I don’t remember it.

    I’d probably be crying, and begging for lots of Vicodin.

    I’m a baby about pain that way.

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