So, a post I read in another group reminded me of the time when I broke both legs within three days of one another and both required surgery, and I'm sick and bored so it got me thinking.
What is your stupidest ever injury? Something that happened exclusively due to your own klutziness (if that's even a word)?
Mine is, as I already mentioned, both broken legs. It was during college, I believe senior year. It was rainy that day, and wet, so I slipped on the stairs, landed with my right knee on concrete and broke my tibia tubercle (that's the part of the tibial bone right under your knee cap, you should feel its ridge under your fingers when your leg is bent). I smashed it into pieces, had to get surgery and two pins to keep it in place. I also got to take home crutches and one of those knee braces from hell to keep my leg straight.
Some three days after, when I was still learning to navigate crutches and a dead weight leg (wasn't supposed to be bearing weight on it yet, only lean for balance), I was waddling around my apartment to get something to eat and bumped my left foot, the good one, into something. I think it was a cupboard or a door frame, something, I don't remember. The result? Broken big toe. That's another surgery, one more pin and a walking boot right there for this gal.
So, I ended up with one leg I can't bend, one that can only bear weight on the heel and crutches I barely had enough upper body strength to navigate, for SEVEN WEEKS. My friends had one hell of a field day with that one.