Question of the day

sicknessWhat’s the most serious illness or injury you ever faced?

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14 Responses to Question of the day

  1. Gary says:

    I was home with my kids and had a heart attack back in June of 2006. I had a 98% blockage and a stent had to be put in. The doctors said I was VERY lucky to even make it to the hospital. That was VERY scary!!! Especially at 36 years old.

  2. SKL says:

    Myself, I have to say I’ve been pretty lucky. I supposedly had scarlet fever at 13 and pneumonia at 16. Can’t think of much else in that category. Well, I had something that was probably the shingles about 10 years ago. I didn’t go to the doctor, but boy was I uncomfortable. It lasted for 2.5 months and finally went away.

    As far as accidents, I was once in a 7-car pile-up. A semi jackknifed into my car. Lucky for me, its rear tire hit me; I was thrown pretty hard into the ditch, but I think it might have been worse if I’d been hit by some part between the wheels of the truck. Anyhoo, I felt like crap for a week but that was about it.

    Never broke a bone so far, except I might have broken my tailbone once – I couldn’t sit for 3 days, but didn’t go to the doctor, because what would they do – put it in a cast? I also cut my left index fingertip pretty badly once. Not life-threatening certainly, but talk about pain! I was in the middle of typing a big project and every time I accidentally used that finger I screamed bloody murder. Thank you Lord for super-sensitive fingertips!

    If you are including illnesses of other family members, I’d have to say my mom’s colon cancer and related complications were the worst.

  3. holeycheese says:

    I had epiglottitis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiglottitis) when I was 11.. I think that must be the most serious illness I have had.

  4. megan says:

    I’ve been pretty lucky in terms of physical health. Illnesses and injuries have been relatively mild.

    Although I barely remember them, I apparently had scarlet fever and hepatitis (the not so serious kind) when I was a kid – not at the same time, though.

    I’ve never broken a bone, but in high school I sprained my ankle pretty badly and was reduced to crutches for a few weeks.

    Here’s hoping the good luck holds out a while longer…

  5. nikki says:

    OMG Gary!! You better take care of yourself!!!!
    The only illness I’ve had to endure is endometriosis. It was not fun, especially when you have a doctor tell you it’s all your head! 4 years I had to deal with that pain before I found a doctor to do something about it. I had a hysterectomy in 05. For 2 years before that though I had to get hormone therapy injections every 6 months which forced my body into menopause. I’m very surprise my husband is still by my side!! lmao! Seriously! I hope that is not a sign of what I’ll be like when I go through it naturally!!!!

  6. Just a Mom says:

    Worst injury ~ I was about 7 and I was running with a broken broom handle. I tripped on the sidewalk and the stick went down my throat and just missed the jugular vein. My mom drove me to the ER with the broom handle sticking out the car window. They said if she would have tried to pull it out I could have bled to death. I got to eat cold soup broth, ice cream & pudding for 2 weeks!

    Worst illness ~ I had an appendicitis at 12. But the worst illness that I ever had to go through was when my youngest daughter had Osteomyelitis, a bone infection, in her right shoulder when she was 1. That was 8 weeks of pure hell!

  7. Sue says:

    I’ve never broken a bone and the only surgery I’ve had was to remove my wisdom teeth. The most serious illness was the pregnancy and delivery of my 2nd (and last) child. He’s 4.5 years old now and perfectly healthy, but he was born 5 weeks early because I developed severe preclampsia (borderline eclampsia), HELP syndrome (which caused my liver to swell up and almost rupture and messed my blood clotting ability up), and I hemorrhaged during delivery so much the doc talked hysterectomy (thank goodness my body finally got with it and started clotting so I didn’t have to have one). I spent the night drugged up with a nurse by my side so that I didn’t have a stroke or seizure and didn’t see my son until he was a day old. I know some of my family was mad/upset with us that we didn’t call the night he was born, but I was really sick and Toby was scared to death. Needless to say, there are no more babies coming out of this body!!!!!

  8. Shingles, on my face. It was so painful, and it was the sickest that I have ever been in my life. I still get residual pain two years later, when I get over stressed or overtired…..

  9. Joy says:

    I’ve held out pretty good. I’ve had a few stitches but nothing ever major. All my top prize winner” worries” go to Jason!!!!

    When he was 2 they told me he had Leukemia. He didn’t thank our lucky stars.

    When he was 7 his appendix burst and he needed two surgeries and spent 21 days in the hospital.

    When he was 16 he was in a bad car accident and broke his collar bone. That was the longest car ride I ever had. We got called to the “scene” and they’d already taken him in the ambulance so we had NO idea what we were going to find when we got there!

    Then when he was in his mid 20’s, he cut off all his fingers on his left hand in a sawing accident. They are put back on and work pretty good but now you wonder why I have to “pay” for my “blond” hair!!! It’s all his fault!!!

  10. Sue says:

    DAMN! Toby looks boring compared to all Jason’s been through! Not that I’ve ever stared or anything, but his appendix scar is bad! And yes, that’s all I was looking at!

  11. Joy says:

    LMAO Sue!! I welcomed the “boredom” of Tobe.

  12. Doraz says:

    Well, I thought about this question for awhile and did not know how to answer it! I have been lucky enough to not have anything really bad happen to me. I broke my ribs, as a kid. I injured my hamstring while running, and am still recovering from that. I had nose surgery due to a deviated septum. But, compared to all of you who really had stuff happen…I feel embarrassed to list my stuff! Just glad everyone is OK now~ Tough question for me, Joy! I love that little teddy bear.

  13. nikki says:

    His scars beat anyone I know!!! I will NEVER forget when you walked in the door and told me he had cut his fingers off! We’d only been together a few weeks!!! That was horrible!! Best surgeons in the country working on that boy!!!! Yes, Sue you should welcome the boredom from Toby!! Jason is so accident prone, I’m scared every time he leaves the house!!!

  14. G-Ma says:

    I had St. Louis strain encephalitis when I was 6 years old. I have no memory of being sick, or of 1st grade or most of 2nd. I was not expected to be “normal” (okay, no jokes, lol). It was a close call, and my mom says an old family doctor put a shot of adrenalin straight into my heart. I now have life-time immunity. Of course, don’t hear of it much, either…

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