Broken bones - How are you doing?

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I was wondering how messed up we all are. I have broken a few bones in my time. I am 60 years old now and osteoarthritis is kicking in. How many bones have you broke? If you broke same bone twice that counts as 2. Here is mine:

Nose:
Broke 3 times.
1 -Playing rugby in England.
2 -Hit a tree face first, trying to make a Royal Enfield 250cc do things its not designed to do.
3 -Defending myself I had to take broke nose.

Ribs:
1 -4 ribs on left side, tripped on dog toy and crashed into a pine coffee table. Vino related.
2 -2 ribs on right from Royal Enfield tree accident.

Right Hand:
1 - Smashed first finger to bits and broke it, when metal boat hatch fell on it.
2 - Second finger stamped on with rugby boot and metal stud broke it.
3 - Second finger defending myself (pub fight).

Left Hand:
1 - Thumb, closed in hinge of a car door.
2 - First finger got caught in Suzuki chain and chopped the end off.
3 - Second finger got caught in Suzuki chain and chopped the end off.
4 - Thumb, smashed with club hammer while getting wheel bearings out (missed).

Lower back:
1 - Hit Ford Capri at high speed while riding 750 Commando. Broke vertebrae.

Right Knee:
1 - Broke it during 750 Commando accident.
2 - Broke it again, was swept across a sailboat (130 ft) by a huge sail and smashed it to bits on a metal thing.

Right Ankle:
1 - Smashed by a hard hockey ball
2 - Jumping ditch on a Yamaha DT 175, landed wrong. Compound break.
3 - Carrying a baby a missed a step and had to do a rapid twist, compound break.
4 - on the piss related, uneven pavement.

19 breaks total, possibly more.

I think that's all the bones I broke. Arthritis is worst in my back and ankle.
What are you all taking and doing to ease the arthritis? I try not to take anything, but every now and then take over the counter pain meds. I go to acupuncture and it really helps.

I thought this would be an interesting topic. Post your bone breaking story. I think Yves will win maybe?

Cheers, Jerry
And the winner is...Jerry Doe!
 

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After returning to New Zealand when my father passed away ( left when I was 19 ,returned unintentionally at 50 )
I had to visit the local doctors with my book of problems.(introduction letter from docs in Germany)
The head doctor said to me after one look ,and I quote "your fucked" .
Have broken everything from my head down to my toes , luckily not my neck though.
Bit he same as Jerry ,
Can't remember all but,
1 1/2 years old tripped and kissed concrete steps lost all of my top row of teeth,had to have the roots surgically removed.(was never allowed to smile for photos as a kid !)
4 years old fell off a hay trailer ,hairline skull fracture .
Normal growing up breaks in school, 6 years old broken arm playing bull rush .
Broken collar bone playing rugby . broken nose etc.
Then was a teenager ,motorcross broken hands, feet, collar bones,arms
And ribs.
Got beaten up by mongrel mob prospects ( nz street gang) , walking home alone at night broke my hand defending myself and gotl a sound kicking ,( six broken ribs) and had my leather jacket stolen .
Then came road bikes, and a few offs high sides low sides general things, broken arms ,collar bones,feet,and legs ( back when drink driving was aright of passage and not a crime 8) ),
Then put my hand in the wrong place at work ( Steel rack) again broken thumb fingers and bones.
Then was " work" as a stunt man in a travelling show,
Again arms ,legs and shoulder.
Got attacked by Nazi skin heads in east Germany for speaking English ( four broken bones in my left hand )and 10 stiches in my head from being hit with a beer glass.
Got hit by a car crossing the road in Berlin, Skull fracture and lower leg was 90deg in the wrong direction is also now 20mm shorter.
My last good one was slipping on ice and falling down a stalir well with no guard rails ,sober .Fell 2mtrs with a straight leg
Broke my heel in 8 pieces and a bad ankle break .
Spent 10months in hospital ,had a bone infection,(morbus sudeck)
Spent two years on crutches.
Suffer now from extreme arthritis.have had doctors wanting to weld my ankle together,to maybe minimize pain
Have had to take opiates.
Also have ranauds syndrome in my hands
Not getting any better only getting worse. Have very limited movement in my left foot, also one of the reasons I have to ride a right hand gear change.
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There's more but I've got writers cramp.
Cheers
I don't know but blaisestation would also be close to Jerry in injury wise, be hard to pick who is the most unlucky of both, its a wonder you both are still walking not only riding, scares me just thinking about all these injuries.
 
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Last summer, minding my own business riding on a beautiful Sunday morning, my HD and I had a very unfortunate meeting with a Pickup truck. First mishap in 50 years on two wheels.
Both wrists, open book pelvic fracture, and vocal cord. I now have a plethora of pins and plates. Prior to this, a wrist years ago ( fell off a ladder) and my left hand.
Not a contest I would want to win. Hope everyone came out OK. I am still recovering somewhat. Would like to compare notes with anyone recovering from a pelvic fracture. PM me if interested. Be safe everyone.

 

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And the winner is...Jerry Doe!
I don't know but blaisestation would also be close to Jerry in injury wise, be hard to pick who is the most unlucky of both, its a wonder you both are still walking not only riding, scares me just thinking about all these injuries.
I am feeling very good considering. Main issues are starting the 750 due to ankle, knee or back. Once it’s going though it’s great therapy. I find the twisties really help with the back exercise. The cold weather does not help. I am definitely aching more since we moved to higher altitude at 6300 ft. I am done with interstate trips on my Harley and will be selling it next year. I will probably get a smaller, lighter Harley. I am always on and off with selling the 750. I ride much more carefully these days as don’t want any more breaks.
 

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Sorry Jerry, but blaisestation gets my vote. It's the least I can do for someone so unfortunate.
I hope both of you manage the lasting aches and pains associated with these injuries.

It has been 55 years since I got "throwed" by the Atlas and suffered my break .... the pain still persists, but a glass of single malt scotch helps.

Slick
 

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I am feeling very good considering. Main issues are starting the 750 due to ankle, knee or back. Once it’s going though it’s great therapy. I find the twisties really help with the back exercise. The cold weather does not help. I am definitely aching more since we moved to higher altitude at 6300 ft. I am done with interstate trips on my Harley and will be selling it next year. I will probably get a smaller, lighter Harley. I am always on and off with selling the 750. I ride much more carefully these days as don’t want any more breaks.
Which lighter Harley you got in mind Jerry ?

My Dyna Low Rider S is one of the lightest big twins, but it’s still a great big hulk of a thing compared to my Limey Lightweights. I’m always on and off about selling the Harley for that reason.

But when the sun is shining and it’s out on the road, it is a lovely thing to ride.

First world problems eh ?!
 

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Which lighter Harley you got in mind Jerry ?

My Dyna Low Rider S is one of the lightest big twins, but it’s still a great big hulk of a thing compared to my Limey Lightweights. I’m always on and off about selling the Harley for that reason.

But when the sun is shining and it’s out on the road, it is a lovely thing to ride.

First world problems eh ?!
I have not decided yet. I like the Harley motor. I am also thinking about one of these for my modern bike or a Guzzi:
 
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