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Injuring yourself in a silly way

On friday morning I was woken up by the alarm as per normal.

I turned over and stretched then click went my neck. Instantly I suffered immense pain down my neck, right shoulder and right arm.

The pain was so great that it made me panic and then pass out and the Mrs phoned for an ambulance. After being hooked up to various machines to check my heart, breathing, blood pressure and blood oxygen I was told I didn't need to go to hospital, but just needed painkillers and rest

Today I still feel rather stiff but am much better. I spent two whole days led on my back just trying to find a position where I wouldn't be in excruciating pain. Co-codamol didn't seem to have any effect on it.

It seems like I may have somehow trapped a nerve, but I am going to see the GP tomorrow to see if I can get it investigated further as i don't want a reoccurance at a later date.

Has anyone else done themselves a nasty in similar unlikely circumstances?

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No. However do I know someone family friend who knocked themself out in their lounge floor. Naked from the waist down, they woke up to see a man on ladder painting the outside of their first floor flat!
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Last month, in France, sitting in my campervan having breakfast I leaned forwards to drop a tissue in the waste bin and my back went. My lumbar muscles are weak from a motor cycle accident 50 years ago, but tis was in a different league. I coould only stand by hand walking up furniture. Once vertical I coould walk pain free, I could als sit pain free, but the transition was difficult to say the least.

My French was given a thorough workout at the TIC finding out the locatiion of a doctor. Then as I was hunting the surgery I spotted the plate of a sports physio who could see me later that day. We communicated in mixture of French and English and after a brief manipulation I achieved some degree of comfort which, with care and painkillers, saw me through the remainder of the holiday.

My back has gone numerous times over the ears and invariably after lifting something like an empty box, never shifting something heavy.

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Last month, in France, sitting in my campervan having breakfast I leaned forwards to drop a tissue in the waste bin and my back went. My lumbar muscles are weak from a motor cycle accident 50 years ago, but tis was in a different league. I coould only stand by hand walking up furniture. Once vertical I coould walk pain free, I could als sit pain free, but the transition was difficult to say the least.

My French was given a thorough workout at the TIC finding out the locatiion of a doctor. Then as I was hunting the surgery I spotted the plate of a sports physio who could see me later that day. We communicated in mixture of French and English and after a brief manipulation I achieved some degree of comfort which, with care and painkillers, saw me through the remainder of the holiday.

My back has gone numerous times over the ears and invariably after lifting something like an empty box, never shifting something heavy.
After my lower spine connected with a concrete bollard in 1982, how I managed to get in front of my bike I do not know, bloody thing hit me back into the bollard 1 second after, things have never been great spine wise.
Roll forward to 2002, sat in my old Mercedes bus, leant over, slightly sideways 2 discs kindly ruptured, 10 months of horrible pain, 1/2 shorter and limp pretty much all the time.
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Have cracked my little toe by kicking the bedroom door frame on the way to the bathroom. Three times.
Three? wow, that's better than me then - I've only managed it once, albeit on a couch leg.
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Can you tie them in a bow or something?
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If I could it would have been in a safer place
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When on holiday in the Maldives many years ago, we planned a romantic evening on the deck of our water villa, with champagne we had got earlier from the bar.

The first thing we did was to accidentally lock ourselves out of the villa, on said deck. This meant that I had the choice of either climbing over the villa to get to land, or walking through the sea, at night, via a route on which I had seen sharks and rays earlier that same day. I very nearly chose the roof. But I eventually decided that would result in me breaking my legs and then being eaten and stung, rather than only the latter issues.
So, an extremely nerve-wracking walk to shore, and calling the staff to come and laugh at me while letting me back in.

Back out to the deck, this time ensuring that we didn't let the door lock. Opened the champagne and let the cork off right into the edge of my eye socket.

Once the pain had subsided, I wasn't really feeling very romantic anymore, and I only managed half a glass of champers.
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