The most stupidest injury

injured myself sitting on the loo

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purpletrilady    pirate
31/08/2010 at 12:26

On Saturday I sat on the toilet and felt a sharp pain in the side of my leg. Within a couple of hours I couldn't walk on the leg. Today I have had it diagnosed as an inflamed bursa .

So...I managed 9 months of IM training injury free and now I can't walk because I sat on the loo!!!

Anyone else injure themselves in a stupid way?

Monique    pirate
31/08/2010 at 12:29

I know someone who broke their thumb shutting a lift door.

I have an unexplained burn on my left elbow, which has been very blistered but I can't remember doing, I think Dave tortures me in my sleep, it's the only possible explanation.

31/08/2010 at 12:31
Couldn't the bursitis be a build up from repetitive use ie being on the bike and not just because you sat on the toilet?

FWIW my most stupidest injury was breaking my left wrist. I slipped on a step and didn't want to drop the glass of wine I was carrying in my right hand so put my left hand down....  Was of course worried about landing on smashed glass as well.
Edited: 31/08/2010 at 12:37
31/08/2010 at 12:35
I did my back in picking up a rubber glove once - and, more recently, when I sneezed
The Silent Assassin    pirate
31/08/2010 at 12:47
Wrecked my back putting a wardrobe together
31/08/2010 at 12:49
Broke my thumb swimming......and, no, I didn't hit it on the side!
31/08/2010 at 12:58

Slugsta - I pulled my intercostals sneezing once. Signed off work for a few days and lots of very good painkillers, result!

My list of daft injuries is long and embarressing. I'm 37 and there are only two years in my entire life when I haven't presented myself at A&E with something broken, bashed, torn or bleeding;

- damaged knee ligaments by dancing on a table in heels

- sprained ankle falling off a kerb, crutches for four weeks

- burnt all fingers on right hand by pouring gravy over them

and the best one is entirely my Mother's fault - admitted to hospital as a toddler with suspected meninghitus (excuse spelling ) to discover I had heat rash.

31/08/2010 at 13:17
tore my back muscles picking up a tin of biscuits - off work for 3 days in agony.

31/08/2010 at 14:02
that must have been one mahooosive tin of bikkies FB!
31/08/2010 at 14:18
Hmmm I suppose I should add concussion caused by a dead squirrel too.....although I'm not sure if it was dead when it hit me or died as a result of hitting me.....
31/08/2010 at 14:28
trouble is Nick it wasn't! it was very light

I suspect it was where it was that caused the problem as I had to reach under a shelf to get it - as soon as I picked it up I couldn't move as my back locked out completely.

happened during a summer job when I was working for a catering wholesalers packing crates for hotel deliveries
31/08/2010 at 14:31

Rolled over in bed and pulled my groin - didn't run for a while after - bloody hurt

Bending over to put key in front door pulled my back - was in agony for a few days with that too

31/08/2010 at 14:51
Oh Gawd, Purple.  Hope it calms down very quickly. Better now than a few weeks ago...
Dubai Dave    pirate
31/08/2010 at 16:04
Fielding at third man having just bowled my over, batsman on adjacent pitch hits a six and knocks me out, two days in hospital
Cpt.Jack sparra    pirate
31/08/2010 at 16:47
I borrowed a top mountain bike off a friend to go to a local pub beer garden as I was late to meet up with friends , it's a massive pub ( the manor farm in rainhill) and it was a BBQ fun day , there were probably 250 people there and then a group of real mountain bikers rode in , they all came over and started asking me questions about my bike and about the coarses I've done downhill racing on ???? Having had a good few beers it was easy for me to go along with it !!!! When leaving the pub , infront of everybody , my girlfriend at the time , who was also on a mtb , rode off first , approx 10 metres away from all the crowds there was the smallest step in the grass you have ever seen ( approx raised 1" or 25mm !!!) anyway she stopped and pulled the front wheel up it and got back on her bike ........ I instantly burst out laughing , told her she was stupid and could have easily just rode over it as it was the size of a small stone !!! As I continued laughing riding past her , I leaned back slightly and once front wheel over then leaned forward to hop the back wheel up ...... It was my first experience of rear suspension ........the back of the bike sprung up instantly and , in full view of everybody ( including the mountain bike team ! ) I was flung straight over the handle bars with the bike hitting me on the way down !!! I couldn't move !!! I broke 2 ribs and fractured my right foot in 4 places !!! Waiting for the ambulance was the worst 20 mins ever , just wanted the ground to swallow me up !! I've never heard so many people laughing in my life !! The funny thing is though , the step in the grass was literally the thickness of the sole of my trainer ....... 5 weeks off work unpaid ........ Expensive few pints that was !!!
31/08/2010 at 17:42
Oh dear Purple.  But at least you've got a diagnosis now.  Get well soon. 
01/09/2010 at 05:28
Stood on the terrace at the old Boothen End at Stoke (not even watching my own team). Hard to see, so spent the whole 90 mins with toes on one step, and arches on edge of next step.

Don't know what I did, but absolute agony under arches next day. Couldn't run for several weeks.

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