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Old 09-21-2009, 07:42 AM   #1
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Default FREAK ACCIDENTS - Have you had one?

I was thinking about the late “gentle giant” on my way in to work this morning and I am happy to say that I don’t cry when I think about him anymore. I can now remember things with a smile or a chuckle. He was something else.

Well anyway I was thinking about a freak accident the two of us had and was wondering if anyone else would like to tell us about one. I think it would be an interesting thread! Here is what happened:

When Ivan was still an adolescent (a huge adolescent) he was house trained almost instantly. One day as I opened the back door to let him out I reach down to pat his head as he walked by. At the same time he looked up at me and somehow my wedding rings got caught on one of his canines. It was a step down to the patio and he ended up literally pulling me out of the door and onto the cement by my rings! The fall dislodged my hand and since I was on the ground Ivan decided I was down there to play with him and started jumping all over me. Fortunately my husband heard me scream on my way down and rushed out to help me.

I came away from it with some badly bruised knees and elbows and wedding rings that were pulled into an oblong shape. These rings were my wedding band, engagement ring, and eternity ring all soldered together! I barely got them off my finger before it swelled up too much. The jeweler couldn't believe what happened – he said it looked like someone had run over them with a car!

Ivan was none the worse from the experience but we decided to teach him to sit and wait at the door until we gave him the go ahead. Wish we’d taught him that sooner!
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:23 AM   #2
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I had one not so long ago, fortunately no dogs involved. I was laying a new stair carpet and needed some carpet strips- the kind that holds the carpet joins by doors. We had some in the loft we'd brought ages ago, so I got the ladder put it against the hatch, opened it up and reached to start rumaging around just as the ladder slipped and I came crashing down. Our hatch sits over our stairs and I was half way down before I managed to throw my arms out and stop myself. Could barely walk for a couple of days & on pain killers for weeks. But I survived to tell the tale.
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Ouch Diane!
That reminds me of another one!

I had a washer and dryer that were in front of some metal shelves. One day I needed to get something from behind the washer so I climbed up on it and bent over the back. I dislodged a saw that was hanging on the side of the shelves and it fell straight down right behind my ear. I HEARD the little bump bump bumps as the teeth of the saw grazed the back of my ear. My ear was cut and it bled but I could have easily lost it!
Whew!
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A few years ago I had took my mother to the doctor, a building ajoining the hospital, and let her out at the door while I parked in the underground parking. On the way to the elevator, I tripped which caused me to start to catch myself in a kinda run. I was going downhill and when I fell, I fell right at where the cars turn into the 2nd level. I had knocked the breath out of me, besides being skinned from top to bottom. I tore my pants and was bleeding. I couldn't move for what seemed forever. Very fortunate no cars came in or I would have been hit. I finally made it up to my car and laid down for a few minutes. I got up and went up to the office where my mom was and it was the Wound Center. I know it had to look hilalous for me to open the door in the W.C. cut, bleeding and torn pants. The nurse that was behind the desk said, Oh, my you need to go to emergancy. We got a laugh out of it later but it sure wasn't funny at the time.
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Funny you should ask this today!

Yesterday, I walking down the steps and turned to pick something up off the step, well somehow I slipped and I started to tumble, except for one foot! That foot went the opposite direction of the rest of my body! I continued to fall backwards down a few more steps!
I've been using crutches today and my body is starting to feel the pain of it all!
This is the third time I've taken a fall down the steps, ugh!
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I had eye surgery when I was a kid and my depth perception never developed... this is usually not a problem in normal everyday life, but stairs are my worst enemy! I have fallen up and down stairs more than I care to remember. One time it was so bad I was SURE I broke my ankle. I was home alone so I crawled to the phone and called my mom's neighbor who was a nurse and had a brand new baby. She got me in the car and her baby and rushed me to the doctors, they put me in a wheelchair and took xrays.... guess what??? NO BREAK! Severe strain and I was on crutches for what was supposed to be 2 weeks, they lasted 1 day. LOL Those things are impossible.
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I had eye surgery when I was a kid and my depth perception never developed... this is usually not a problem in normal everyday life, but stairs are my worst enemy! I have fallen up and down stairs more than I care to remember. One time it was so bad I was SURE I broke my ankle. I was home alone so I crawled to the phone and called my mom's neighbor who was a nurse and had a brand new baby. She got me in the car and her baby and rushed me to the doctors, they put me in a wheelchair and took xrays.... guess what??? NO BREAK! Severe strain and I was on crutches for what was supposed to be 2 weeks, they lasted 1 day. LOL Those things are impossible.
Crutches are the awful! I didn't realize how sore my hand was from my fall until I tried to use the crutches! Plus it makes you so sore under your arms!
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Cutches are the pits. Adie made me break my toe once and it was soooooo hard on the armpits! I know you aren't supposed to use them that way but my arms aren't strong enough to have my full weight on them all the time!
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ughhh I hate crutches.

Earlier this year I got my wrist caught in the metal part on the bottom of the window blind, and it took a HUGE chunk out of my wrist. It hurt like CRAZY and my scar is nastyyyyy.

and last year I was running, and right before I started running I heard a little tiny voice - clear as day - say "Don't run" which I thought was cuhrazy because helloooo...running is good for you! I didn't get 3 steps and I heard a pop in my knee and I was gone. I couldn't move my leg at all. It took me half an hour to drag myself around the corner back to my house (because of course I didn't have my cell phone with me ). Turns out, that my knee had been dislocating and relocating because one of the muscles in my thigh wasn't working!! and that time it didn't pop back into place like it had been doing. SO weird.
It still happens all the time, but it hasn't really been a problem in a while. I had to go to physical therapy for like 6 months to strengthen the one muscle--I still have to do the exercises at home all the time or it just stops working. It's the weirdest thing! every time except for that one time it's gone right back into place with some creative leg bending haha. LUCKILY, my knee doesn't hit any nerves when it dislocates, cause that would SUCK haha. It just feels really weird. and doesn't let me move my leg. That one time though...boy oh boy did that hurt!!
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It always amazes me that I could never go to the doctors and get a shot or bloodwork without my mom there... I would FREAK out. I have white collar syndrome really bad, my blood pressure goes through the roof! One time I had to tell the nurse to take my pressure again after the appt was over because they were concerned and thought I needed to be on meds, but by the end of the appt it was back to normal. Soooo the amazing part is how much PAIN I can handle when it comes unexpectedly yet a tiny needle makes me cower in a corner and avoid doctors like the plague! I am 32 yeas old!!!! LOL I should be USED to this by now!
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It always amazes me that I could never go to the doctors and get a shot or bloodwork without my mom there... I would FREAK out. I have white collar syndrome really bad, my blood pressure goes through the roof! One time I had to tell the nurse to take my pressure again after the appt was over because they were concerned and thought I needed to be on meds, but by the end of the appt it was back to normal. Soooo the amazing part is how much PAIN I can handle when it comes unexpectedly yet a tiny needle makes me cower in a corner and avoid doctors like the plague! I am 32 yeas old!!!! LOL I should be USED to this by now!
oh my gosh I am the SAME way!!! Except I can't handle pain LOL.

I always cry when I know I have to get a shot. and when it comes to bloodwork...forgetaboutit!! I pass out. It's not pretty. The last time I had it done my doctor was a GENIUS and decided to do it out of my hand instead, for which I am eternally grateful haha. I've heard shots in the hand hurt more, but I didn't even feel it AND I didn't pass out! haha.

and I do not intend on getting bloodwork done again until it is completley necessary. My brother donates blood every month which I have soooo much respect for - I could never!
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Oh me either. I found you that you can request a butterfly needle, it's the tiny tiny needles they use on newborn babies! HAHA Everytime I do that the nurse looks at me disgusted! LOL I don't care. I want the butterfly needle!
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LOL - when I got married the first time the doctor came rushing in jabbed the needle into my arm and then "PULLED" on the plunger. That really hurt! I have hated blood tests every since. Needles don't bother me so much because I'm diabetic (type 2) and have to test my blood regularly.
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I have had too many freak accidents! I have not had many involving animals though, mainly just my own stupidity that resulted in personal injury, lol. One time though that there was a dog involved was when I took my dads boat out and brought his 2 American Bulldogs (NOT Pitts) out for a ride and stopped to play fetch in the water because they loved it, and after a bunch of rounds of fetch, Buster, my fav dog of my dads, jumped up to grab the stick and accidentally bit through my hand . You could tell right away that he totally didn't mean to and he felt so bad! He was a BIG dog and it was a BIG stick I was playing fetch with, his aim was just off when grabbing it. My doctor tried to say he HAD to report it as a dog bite, but I talked him out of it because it was such a freak accident and the dog was not at fault and was not trying to grab my hand.
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My accident happened this morning in my kitchen where Rockie is in his xpen... Rockie woke me up at his normal time at 6:30a.m. l feed him and clean up his wee wee pad, l used Mr Clean and Lysol cleaning my kitchen floor. So l go and shower and brush my teeth. l go get ready and walk into my kitchen with my pumps on and as soon as l walk in front of my stove l slipped and fell on my knees. l guess l put to much lysol on my tile, it was still slippery. My knees and right foot got the worst of it.
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