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Rain Man
03-21-2009, 11:33 PM
...I made my first fall down the stairs tonight.

I don't even know what happened. One second I was fine, and the next I was down. I was barefoot and I think I accidentally stepped on my pant leg and it slipped forward off the step.

My right elbow and left pinkie took minor hits, and my left big toe took a moderate hit, but the big damage was to my left pinkie toe. I have no idea what it hit.

Nothing broken, but my pinkie toe isn't happy right now.

I even managed to make a right turn at the landing and keep falling.

DaneMcCloud
03-21-2009, 11:34 PM
Old age

evolve27
03-21-2009, 11:35 PM
This thread is poll worthy. :D Fell down plenty of stairs in my awesome life.

stlchiefs
03-21-2009, 11:40 PM
MS Paint Picture please!

DaneMcCloud
03-21-2009, 11:41 PM
MS Paint Picture please!

He was wearing his tangelo Polo shirt.

Frazod
03-21-2009, 11:46 PM
Once when drunk I managed to fall both up and down the stairs.

I'm talented. :D

FAX
03-21-2009, 11:48 PM
I don't wish to downplay the horrible injury to your lower digits, Mr. Rain Man, but you should count yourself as lucky.

I have a friend who slipped on the stairs leading to her basement last summer. She twisted on the way down and wound up smacking the back of her head against a door frame at the bottom. Her son happened to find her lying unconscious in a pool of blood. Some 30-odd stitches later and she still had no memory of what happened and spoke with a bit of a slur. Legion are the peeps who have busted their egg on stairs.

FAX

Buehler445
03-21-2009, 11:48 PM
Happens dude.

Ice that toe. For as little and insigificant as that pinkie toe is, it hurts like a mother!

Rain Man
03-21-2009, 11:57 PM
I don't wish to downplay the horrible injury to your lower digits, Mr. Rain Man, but you should count yourself as lucky.

I have a friend who slipped on the stairs leading to her basement last summer. She twisted on the way down and wound up smacking the back of her head against a door frame at the bottom. Her son happened to find her lying unconscious in a pool of blood. Some 30-odd stitches later and she still had no memory of what happened and spoke with a bit of a slur. Legion are the peeps who have busted their egg on stairs.

FAX


Yeah, in the big picture it was pretty minor. I was pretty proud of my cat, who came running to see if I was okay.

Here's the re-enactment in MS Paint, with an action shot of my cat running to the rescue. The bottom of the stairs turns right and has a door, which I opened with some body part.

Frazod
03-22-2009, 12:03 AM
You didn't have any "help," did you?

bdeg
03-22-2009, 12:51 AM
I even managed to make a right turn at the landing and keep falling.

That's impressive.

I walk around barefoot all the time and always stub the pinkys the worst for some reason.

unothadeal
03-22-2009, 12:54 AM
Is this how the reality game came to you?

unothadeal
03-22-2009, 12:57 AM
That's impressive.

I walk around barefoot all the time and always stub the pinkys the worst for some reason.

Maybe it's cause you walk around barefoot.

keg in kc
03-22-2009, 01:00 AM
Told you you were nuts to run 8 miles. Your legs are getting back at you.

bdeg
03-22-2009, 01:02 AM
I should stop doing that. I've got a cinder block holding up part of one of my couches(well-disguised enough, but still painful), and it's gotten so bad that not only have I built up calluses on the tips of my pinky toes, but they don't last long because I'm stubbing them so hard.

unothadeal
03-22-2009, 01:06 AM
I should stop doing that. I've got a cinder block holding up part of one of my couches(well-disguised enough, but still painful), and it's gotten so bad that not only have I built up calluses on the tips of my pinky toes, but they don't last long because I'm stubbing them so hard.

I walk around barefoot too. No accidents though.

bdeg
03-22-2009, 01:09 AM
It's not a frequent as I make it sound, but I should really push that thing farther under. Walking around a cluttered living room inebriated doesn't help either.

Mecca
03-22-2009, 01:09 AM
I fell down the stairs once and cracked my tailbone because I hit my ass right off the edge of a stair.

Frazod
03-22-2009, 01:23 AM
I fell down the stairs once and cracked my tailbone because I hit my ass right off the edge of a stair.

Ow. I did that before (fell backwards onto the edge of a cheap couch). Nothing you can do but feel the pain and wait for it to heal. It's not like you can get a cast put on your ass.

BigMeatballDave
03-22-2009, 04:30 AM
I fell down the stairs once and cracked my tailbone because I hit my ass right off the edge of a stair.I've done that slipping on ice. Hurts like a bitch.

Skip Towne
03-22-2009, 05:06 AM
Drunk again.

Baconeater
03-22-2009, 07:44 AM
That's impressive.

I walk around barefoot all the time and always stub the pinkys the worst for some reason.
I NEVER walk around barefoot. My shoes stay on until I go to bed.

DaFace
03-22-2009, 07:52 AM
Ouch - glad you're not dead.

Demonpenz
03-22-2009, 08:01 AM
mods, change his name to earl anthony

Pioli Zombie
03-22-2009, 08:04 AM
Don't count on badgirl to open your orange juice.
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ziggysocki
03-22-2009, 08:39 AM
Don't count on badgirl to open your orange juice.
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haha lol! Nice cross thread humor!ROFL

bdeg
03-22-2009, 08:44 AM
I've done that slipping on ice. Hurts like a bitch.

I've got a big bone chip in my elbow from that.

seclark
03-22-2009, 08:57 AM
I NEVER walk around barefoot. My shoes stay on until I go to bed.

really? my shoes come off in the garage, and don't go back on until i go outside.

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bdeg
03-22-2009, 08:58 AM
really? my shoes come off in the garage, and don't go back on until i go outside.

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Ditto, got to let them breathe, just more comfortable.

Baconeater
03-22-2009, 09:00 AM
really? my shoes come off in the garage, and don't go back on until i go outside.

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Someday I hope to have a house that's nice enough and clean enough to be able to do that, but that isn't going to happen until the kid and dog are gone.

StcChief
03-22-2009, 09:00 AM
Ouch - glad you're not dead.spoken like a employee :D

Mile High Mania
03-22-2009, 09:12 AM
So, did you trip over your dog or was it the sofa...

Those are the 2 biggest culprits, typically in the Denver area.

stlchiefs
03-22-2009, 09:16 AM
Yeah, in the big picture it was pretty minor. I was pretty proud of my cat, who came running to see if I was okay.

Here's the re-enactment in MS Paint, with an action shot of my cat running to the rescue. The bottom of the stairs turns right and has a door, which I opened with some body part.

From the picture it appears you have a large rat in your basement. You should set some traps.

RedNeckRaider
03-22-2009, 09:26 AM
Over 13 years traveling these stairs....then a recent purchase of some very strange looking Nikes.....As Spike lee once said "its got to be the shoes :eek:

RJ
03-22-2009, 09:32 AM
I NEVER walk around barefoot. My shoes stay on until I go to bed.


Same here. Put 'em on first thing in the morning, don't take 'em off until bed.

I've read that a really high percentage of accidents happen in the home, something like 100%, or maybe higher. I wouldn't stay in my home at all if I didn't live here.

RedNeckRaider
03-22-2009, 09:53 AM
Same here. Put 'em on first thing in the morning, don't take 'em off until bed.

I've read that a really high percentage of accidents happen in the home, something like 100%, or maybe higher. I wouldn't stay in my home at all if I didn't live here.

LMAO I could win money if filmed while walking through the house when the lights are off. I curl my toes! It is a habit I got when I walked by my end table one time and caught my little toe. Bending it back in place left a lasting limp and a even longer fear of doing it again. I guess it would be rather difficult to film in the dark :doh!: so much for the making money part of the story.

TinyEvel
03-22-2009, 10:03 AM
Don't you have a window at that landing? I remember someone posting at a pic of it, saying you'd better not fall down the stairs, you'd go right out.

Bwana
03-22-2009, 10:30 AM
I guess it was a bad day for walking. I was on the road all week and got home Saturday at about 4 Pm. I cut a deal with my son to grab the shovel and go on "yard biscuit patrol." While he did that, I ran over to Lowes and scored 6 bags of regular fertilizer, 1 bag of grass seed, 1 bag of starter fertilizer and a new fertilizer spreader.

I'm now ready to roll and beat the rain and snow that is forecast to show up Sudnay afternoon. I figured I would let Mother Nature work it in to the ground for me and provide me with thick lush grass for me later in the spring. (My daughter has to make a living too.)

I was hauling all the bags of fertilzer into the backyard to begin the project, when all hell broke loose. I have a raised back porch near the back door that I have to step on and over to get the the backyard. I had 4 bags of fertilzer in my arms so I couldn't see the ground all that well. I went to take my last step before stepping onto the raised porch and and WHAM! I was on the ground in a great deal of pain. It would seem one of the dogs had carried a "kong" (a large rubber dog toy) over by the proch which I missed, and dropped it there.

Long story short, my right ankle ballooned up to the point where it looked like I had a golf ball sticking out on the right side and a large marble sticking out on the left side. I hopped around with the fertilzer spreader long enough to finish the job (about a half hour) and had my wife take me down to the ER. After a few x-rays, it was determined that it was not broken, only tore up as far as they could ascertain, but an orthopedic surgeon still has to view the x-ray Monday to find out for sure.

Today, I am moving a bit slow on crutches, one of the dogs is on probation and the Kong is at least three to four houses away, depending on where it landed after I managed to get to my feet after the incident.

Over-Head
03-22-2009, 10:40 AM
...I made my first fall down the stairs tonight.

I don't even know what happened. One second I was fine, and the next I was down. I was barefoot and I think I accidentally stepped on my pant leg and it slipped forward off the step.

My right elbow and left pinkie took minor hits, and my left big toe took a moderate hit, but the big damage was to my left pinkie toe. I have no idea what it hit.

Nothing broken, but my pinkie toe isn't happy right now.

I even managed to make a right turn at the landing and keep falling.


Were you holding an arm full of pies like that guy used to on Sesamie Street?

JASONSAUTO
03-22-2009, 10:53 AM
Same here. Put 'em on first thing in the morning, don't take 'em off until bed.
I've read that a really high percentage of accidents happen in the home, something like 100%, or maybe higher. I wouldn't stay in my home at all if I didn't live here.

you probably never slip in the shower either, huh?:D

Rain Man
03-22-2009, 12:57 PM
Don't you have a window at that landing? I remember someone posting at a pic of it, saying you'd better not fall down the stairs, you'd go right out.

Fortunately, that's the next staircase down. At some point when I'm old and feeble, I'm sure I'm going to go through that window.

Rain Man
03-22-2009, 01:01 PM
Long story short, my right ankle ballooned up to the point where it looked like I had a golf ball sticking out on the right side and a large marble sticking out on the left side. I hopped around with the fertilzer spreader long enough to finish the job (about a half hour) and had my wife take me down to the ER. After a few x-rays, it was determined that it was not broken, only tore up as far as they could ascertain, but an orthopedic surgeon still has to view the x-ray Monday to find out for sure.


Bummer. Ankles are tough, though, because sprains can sometimes be worse than breaks. I still limp the first 15 feet out of bed in the morning as a result of ankle sprains over the years.

My pinkie toe has a bruise curling from nail downward, on the inside for some reason, but I'm not really even limping or anything. Other than a little minor throbbing, I won't go on the injury report.

Bwana
03-22-2009, 01:06 PM
Bummer. Ankles are tough, though, because sprains can sometimes be worse than breaks. I still limp the first 15 feet out of bed in the morning as a result of ankle sprains over the years.

My pinkie toe has a bruise curling from nail downward, on the inside for some reason, but I'm not really even limping or anything. Other than a little minor throbbing, I won't go on the injury report.

Toes can be a son of a gun. The only thing I have ever broken (unless this thing of mine turns out to be a break) is toes. After several years in martial arts, I had at least five toe breaks. On that note, I hope yours mends back into one piece soon for you. :)

stevieray
03-22-2009, 06:32 PM
start doing squats..it'll help down the road with balance...