What? No, I’m not accident-prone 😉 You know, just a few broken bones, fractures, dislocations, disk protrusions, infections, and a skin graft here and there.
When I was five-years-old, I was at a baby-sitters with my brother and he decided to go on a very wobbly desk. I told him repeatedly not to, so I went ahead and picked him up from the desk and placed him on the ground and as I walked past, I noticed that the desk was about to fall so I tried to speed up and cross the way before the desk fell. However, I was unlucky and the desk fell and broke the bone under my right toe nail. I’ve had three surgeries and was supposed to have a fourth but due to a panic attack I didn’t get it. My toe nail to this day still doesn’t look normal.
When I was in the fifth grade I tripped over my laundry basket in my room and broke my left arm in two spots and needed emergency surgery. A few days later I had a bad infection and was hospitalized for five extra days.
In December of 2015, I was picking up the garbage and compost bins and lost my balance then fell; and I dislocated as well as fractured my left thumb. From that I needed to get surgery. However, I was given to options rather get the surgery that day but have to go out of town to get it or wait five days to get it done there at that hospital. This was because, the plastic surgeon was out of town. I chose to wait the five days. After the surgery it was a pretty easy recovery! Then on May 5th, 2015, I was walking outside and slipped on the grass and re-broke my left thumb.
Then in December of 2017 the 15th, to be specific, I was bored and decided I wanted to grate my left thumb because, my left hand hasn’t had enough pain. After all the bleeding has stopped and it healed; it began to form an infection. But I’m able to laugh at these injuries and get some cool photos out of them!
Then, back again in December of 2015, I was ice skating with my sister and fell hard on my butt and caused two disk protrusions. It took me two years to find out what had happened. After seeing several doctors, physiotherapists, and chiropractors, and having different tests done, including X-rays, blood tests, and even an MRI, I finally found out that I have a disk protrusion at L4-5 and L5-S2.
I have further needed to get a skin graft done on my hip due to an Intertrochanteric Enchondroma or in non-doctor terms, a small non-cancerous tumour. This surgery was done on January 4th, 2016, and was painful and took some time to recover. However, it has helped with pain in my hip.
I may or may not be accident-prone but at least I can tell my stories about them and laugh at myself!