The Time I Broke My Collarbone

Hey girl hey. And boy.

Today’s the last day of February and I was thinking of making a heavy-hearted post about a controversial topic but couldn’t gather my thoughts properly so I’ll make sure to do it in March. πŸ˜‚Β I got a lot of post ideas coming up so stay tuned but for now, here’s the story of how I broke my collarbone at recess. This was years ago but I thought I’d share it because it was really dumb and I want to know what surgeries/injuries you guys had. (I’m nosy, okay? πŸ˜‚) Anyways, let’s get starteddd.


 

Okay so this one time in 5th grade (everything happens in 5th gradeπŸ˜‚), my friends and I were practising our dance for the talent show. Me and my friend had to do cartwheels and handstands at one point to add more to the song so while we were rehearsing, the friend who wasn’t doing handstands *cough*Raya*cough* was like “that isn’t a real handstand, real gymnasts do it for like 10 seconds”. I was like yeah? It’s on. πŸ˜‚ I go to do my handstand and by the 4th second, I find myself in the WEIRDEST position ever just wondering how I got there.

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To this day, I don’t even remember myself flipping or falling – just the handstand and the aftermath. I was so confused and was just trying to comprehend what my shoulder felt like. It was almost like my nerves and veins kept twisting tighter and tighter.Β My right and my left side weren’t balanced. It seemed like it wasn’t a big deal because I didn’t cry or anything but I got sent home early. And get this, when I was waiting in the office, the office staff gave me an ice pack. An. ice. pack. Because ice packs are always the solution to your problems. πŸ˜‚Β My mom thought I just had a nerve tear so we waited until the next day to go to the hospital. I remember trying to read – what’s his face – OH, adventure time but literally having the hardest time sleeping. My mom wrapped her scarf so that it resembled a cast but I still felt something was off.

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Turns out I broke my collarbone but since it was on the end area, I only had to wear a cast for a month. The doctors were shocked that I didn’t come immediately because I should’ve been in severe pain. πŸ˜‚Β I’m thankful that I didn’t have a surgery so phew. The problem is, it was on my right collarbone so I had to write and eat with my LEFT hand for the whole month. Plus, my mom had to help me with showers but I had no chest at the time – tmi but whatever.Β 

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I didn’t get to go horseback riding on our field trip and my friend was so cOnsIdErAte to change our song and dance to a very cringy one so I can participate (I appreciate the thought but it was so cringy aah – she’s actually amazing though πŸ˜‚).Β  Our citizenship ceremony just happened to be in that same month, so I couldn’t raise my right hand for the oath properly, sorry Queen Elizabeth. But on the bright side, I got gifts and NO CHORES. Plus, I got to know this boy’s mom while I was waiting for the horses to come back who turned out to be my other friend’s crush’s mom. πŸ˜‚Β 

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To be honest, it was surprisingly a good experience and it actually made me appreciate my body. I watched it heal and turn different colours so that was weird but cool. It’s funny how if one part of your body hurts, your focus is just on that one thing. Like at the time, I had healthy feet and teeth..etc but only focused on the pain. Do you guys get what I mean? So I’m really really grateful for my healthy body now and always try to remember that after I get a terrible cold or injury.Β 

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But lesson learned: gymnastics is NOT for me.

 


 

Anddd that’s all for today. I know this is shorter than usual but hey, you all got a break from reading 2000 words from this grandma.

What was the dumbest way you injured yourself?

What was your worst injury? Cast? Crutches?

Have you ever broken a bone?Β 

Have you ever got surgery? (I got my adenoids taken out when I was fourrr)

LOVE YOUR BODY KIDS – it’s truly a masterpiece! I’ll see you in my next post (ooh February Wrappers, the tea will get realπŸ˜‚)

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Bayyy Β πŸ’ž

30 thoughts on “The Time I Broke My Collarbone

  1. May says:

    In grade 4 we were supposed to sprint to the opposite side of the gym as fast as possible. I thought I was slowing down too much before reaching the far wall, so I decided not to slow down as much next time. Sprained my wrist running into the wall too hard and catching myself on it.

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    • Sam says:

      Ooh I did that! Before I got my glasses in the 2nd grade at recess I ran into the fire poll thingy, I ran into walls in gym, and ya know how double doors sometimes have a poll down the middle? Yeahhh let’s just say those HURT

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    • Bayance says:

      OMGGGGGGGG!!!! I hope you’re okay noww!! D’: We had the same thing in grade 7 and on the first instance, I ran into a trash can and on the other, I fell right on the finish line making my whole team disqualified. No injuries tho so phew!

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    • Gracie says:

      Oops, pressed send to quick
      *a huge pile of logs….backwards. So I was like ‘yeah, give me a second’ and I was just about to jump when he pushed me??! So because I wasn’t expecting it I landed funny on my arm and I thought it was broken. So I went to A&E, but I had to wait HOURS. I saw a nurse who said she couldn’t tell if it was broken or not and that I’d have to wait even longer so I said to my Dad ‘lets just go home’ and we did! πŸ˜‚

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      • Bayance says:

        That always happens to meee!
        GURL YOU’RE GONNA TRIP! jhfghdjuifhrdy that’s so meeaaan πŸ˜‚OMG Gracie I’m concerneddd!! WHAT KIND OF NURSE IS THIS? πŸ˜‚ Omg imagine if I just dismissed my collarbone. But tbh it heals by itself which is amazing so I hope yours healed! πŸ˜‚

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      • Gracie says:

        Ikr!? We’re kinda not friends anymore hahaha πŸ˜‚ jk
        Also, yeah, either she isn’t properly trained or I was like a really hard patient lol 🀣 yeah, I’m still not sure if it was broken….πŸ˜‚ though tbh the pain went off quite quick so I don’t think it was.

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  2. adarianqueen says:

    This was such an entertaining read! The idea that you didn’t even feel that severe pain is absolutely hilarious. I haven’t had a broken bone yet (touch wood), but I did end up getting a ligament tear on my toe from chasing my sister around a table once. Sheesh xD

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    • Bayance says:

      Thank youuu! IKR I was like umm how does this feel? and my brain literally left the chat. I hope you don’t!! OMG OWWW that hurts more than a broken boneee! I hate when I get tears or cuts, they burn so bad. She must’ve really got on your nerves. πŸ˜‚ And probably laughed at you when you got karma. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  3. Isa @theartofbeingisa says:

    When I was 5 I fell off a bunk-bed on to a CONCRETE floor. I broke/fractured my arm and my mom and her friends rushed me to the ER. Basically the doctor started putting a huge cast on it and I was all like “I don’t want a cast, take it off me”. But the doctor wouldn’t listen so my mom got mad and started being all kick-butt and she was yelling at him so he flipping left. And my mom’s friend took out his pocket knife and took the cast off of me. So, we waited for the doctor to come back but HE NEVER DID. So we went home and my mom used a piece of fabric like a sling and I just used that for like a month and a half. And to this day I only sleep on the top bunk if it has a pretty good barrier.
    Oh and Bay, don’t do gymnastics x

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    • Bayance says:

      OOOOOOFFF!!! OUCH. Wait… WHAT? Why didn’t you want a cast?? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ The doctor was so done with you guys. But he should’ve come back haha. A POCKET KNIFE! Guys chilll it’s supposed to make you better. πŸ˜‚ But hey, my mom’s scarf worked well too so I’m glad that helped! I will never ever sleep on the top bunk. My brother pushed off my other brother when we were really young and he broke his arm too! I don’t know how’d I handle this as a mother ughhh!
      LESSON LEARNED! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  4. Sam says:

    I broke my foot once because my sister who is 7 years older than me (and is in college now), was lifting weights on the living room floor watching Criminal Minds (she wants to be a FBI agent and has an internship there this summer) and she just so happened to be laying on her back in the middle of the walkway, and why should I be un-lazy and walk around the other way (because our house is literally a giant circle), oh no, I JUMPED over her. I ended up breaking my foot on her HEAD. When we got to the doctors the guy just looked at me and asked it this is really what happened cause my mom wasn’t home at the time and I was like yes! Yes it happened that way just give me freakin pain pills!

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  5. Natalie Therese says:

    Owwww! The most serious damage I’ve done to myself was flipping backwards onto asphalt and giving myself a concussion. I knew a girl who broke her collarbone the summer she got her pointe shoes and she had to do everything with one arm, and we all felt so bad for her. But she was made jokes the whole time and was great about it, I know I would have been super depressed and sad, lol.
    Great posy!
    ~Natalie

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    • Bayance says:

      OUCH GIRL THAT’S EVEN WORSE PAIN-WISE! :(((( Aaah how’s it like with a concussion? I hope you’re okayyyfrrhgfyudho!! I TOLD YOU THOSE POINTE SHOES ONLY BRING HARM! πŸ˜‚ Ballet is curseddd. Jk jk πŸ˜‚ But aw look how optimistic. Rippp! πŸ˜‚ It is sad when you have physical activities but this potato DOESN’T mwahahah. πŸ˜‚ but I did have to dance for that talent show with a cast so rip again.
      Neat Casty!

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      • Natalie Therese says:

        Actually, I don’t remember it hurting that much, just when my skull first hit the pavement, after that it felt more like my head was full of water and I was throwing up…so yeah, a real party. Oh, haha, I was fine, this was like 8 years ago. I was 5, lol.
        Okay, trueeee! And sometimes it is….πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Ballet is like the only thing I do, so I’d be devastated if I got injured but I NEVER HAVE. (fingers crossed, knock on wood, whatever)πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        ~Natalie

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  6. KeliDey says:

    Once, in an intense game of footy, my finger was stamped on by the stud of the opposing player. I couldn’t move it for a month, it was bent for soooo long.

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    • Bayance says:

      OUCH!! This is why I don’t play soccer 😭 and y’all wear those cleats too. wait..football or soccer? Either way BAN ALL SPORTS (jkjk πŸ˜‚) Ouch tho I hope you’re okay now!! 😫

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  7. Tess says:

    okay so everyone’s talking about their severe injuries and here I am, the worst thing having happened to me being spraining my ankle at a mini golf course. i hit a hole in one and was running along this stupid thin sidewalk and slipped off and twisted it.
    i can’t tell if:
    i’m pathetic) because i sprained my ankle doing a victory lap and haven’t really ever got injured otherwise
    or if
    i’m hardcore) because that’s the worst injury i’ve ever had, and i finished out the game of mini golf hobbling around like a grandpa even though i was hurt. and got second place. i’ve fallen off horses and never really hurt myself. gotten close, but never really.
    my ankle is still dumb tho and won’t turn in like the left one >w<

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    • Bayance says:

      OUCH! I hate when I twist my ankle. It’s actually been years because I don’t do much leg work haha. OMG this can go both ways but you’re definitely hardcore because look at how tough your bones were that they can only twist and not break. Yes gurlll! Teach me some of that physiotherapy tho! I hope it’s feeling better because ouch!

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  8. Ana Regina says:

    Omg what? Wow you had to write and everything with your opposite hand? WOW, I mean, I don’t know what I’d do, and omg it was so funny when you said you didn’t have a chest lol πŸ˜›
    Yeah omg, peole don’t really realize how lucky they are and don’t appreciate their health until something goes wrong lol, I’m glad you see it as a good experience πŸ˜€

    Great post! ❀

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