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        12-28-2011, 11:30 AM
      #31
    Green Broke
    I have plenty dumb ones, but never seriously hurt. One was being dumb and using a bucket on uneven ground to mount my mare bareback before I learned to vault.. I ended up laying on my back under her with her head between her front legs I can only imagine her say "your doing it wrong.."

    The other was with a 4 wheeler. I was on the back and my cousin floored it before I had a hold of him, and I slid right off the back, landed on my back and head on the pavement.
         
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        12-28-2011, 01:29 PM
      #32
    dee
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    Not horse related, but it was still stupid. I was cooking beans in a pressure cooker. I had turned it off quite a bit earlier and there was no more steam coming out. My younger daughter was standing next to me - she had been badly burned when she was only nine months old (long story) and I wasn't happy that she was in the kitchen, but try telling a two year old not to do something and have them listen!

    Anyhoo, I figure it's safe to take the lid off the pot so I can check to see if the beans need any more seasoning. Big mistake. Apparently the pressure relief valve was a little plugged, because there was still some pressure. I lifted off the lid and the contents came boiling out with a vengence. Without thinking, I twisted around so that my daughter was shielded and knocked her away. I caught the full brunt of the hot beans and broth all down my chest and belly.

    Ran and jumped into the shower and ran cold water on the burned areas. That well water was COLD! I was hollering for DH to get out of bed (he was working nights and the beans were for his supper before he left for work.) DH finally gets out of bed, really ticked off at the mess in the kitchen floor, and tells me if I want him to take me to the ER, I was going to have to get out of the shower. I got out of the shower, and pulled on a very loose fitting sundress...only to find that DH was in the shower. He gets out, gets dressed, and asks why I haven't cleaned up the mess I made yet, and does he have time to eat dinner before taking me to the ER?

    I had second and third degree burns on my chest and belly, and didn't notice until the doctor said something about it, but I had blistered my feet, too! (I had been wearing flip flops)

    I went home with a bandaged chest and belly, a shot for pain and some extra pills, and instructions to see my regular doctor first thing in the morning. We walk in the front door, and DH says "after you clean up that mess you made, would you make some cornbread to go with the beans?" It's a miracle that he's still alive after the glare I gave him. But, I did clean up the mess (with the help of the dog) and made him some cornbread for his beans...that had to be reheated - but WITHOUT the lid on!
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        12-28-2011, 01:54 PM
      #33
    Green Broke
    Gosh dee! I would have made him cook his own cornbread! Lol I hope you had a speedy recovery?
         
        12-28-2011, 02:08 PM
      #34
    dee
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    It took about two weeks before I could wear regular clothes again, and another week before I could wear them without pain. I had a reaction to the adhesive in the tape that was used to tape down the bandages over the burns, and wound up having to use tea towels over the bandages and holding the whole shebang together with ace bandages. But... I survived.

    We laugh about it, now, but hubby definitely knows that if I were to tell him I need to go to the hospital in the future, he'd better be heading straight for the door!
         
        12-28-2011, 02:14 PM
      #35
    Green Broke
    Hahaha I assume death glare got to him. :P glad to here you were ok!
         
        12-28-2011, 08:20 PM
      #36
    Green Broke
    That's exactly what I would expect from my husband.
         
        12-28-2011, 08:27 PM
      #37
    Trained
    Stupid injury today as a matter of fact. I was doing up the gate, it's a chain, & as I swung it around, it came up & coldclocked me in the forehead. Saw stars for a bit there, and had to do hair a bit different to cover it up at work so doesn't look like I got punched in the head.
         
        12-28-2011, 08:28 PM
      #38
    Trained
    Major owies Dee!!!!!! You got an aloe vera plant?
         
        12-29-2011, 08:18 AM
      #39
    dee
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    I did have an aloe plant...until the puppies found it. Good thing it's not toxic!
         
        12-31-2011, 01:51 AM
      #40
    Weanling
    A couple years ago I was riding the 15hh Arab I leased bareback. I was never very graceful getting off and just kind of slid clumsily to the ground. So I'm getting off and next thing I know I'm sitting on the ground with an awful pain in my right knee. Turns out I had dislocated it and torn some of the ligamants. It took two months to heal and it still aches frequently. I just wish I could say the injury came from something more interesting than a simple dismount!
    Not long before that I was attempting to mount the same gelding bareback with a step stool not quite tall enough. I managed to get one leg partially over his back when the usually lazy horse decided it was time to move. I fell and twisted my ankle pretty bad. Luckily it wasn't broken but it hurt to walk on for the next few days!
    Hmmm I'm just full of stupid injuries. Right around the same time as those two I was shaving and slipped. I somehow managed to take quite a large chunk out of my pinky finger. It almost needed stitches! I can still see a small white scar there too.
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