Rayhawk wrote:Moronstudios wrote:Matt wrote:I'll bet Rayhawk can fix that.......
And I will bet he doesn't want to do anything about it.
I could put effort into doing something about it, but that would almost be like saying having more posts is actually worth something. Instead I'd rather spend my energy on things that truly matter, like giving people funny rank titles.
IVhorseman wrote:Gonna necromance the shit out of this thread due to the appropriate title. TL;DR: I rolled a 1 while climbing a wall and broke both my legs and now I'm in a wheelchair!
I totally almost died this summer! This is the story! I was hanging out at my friend's house that he just moved into that week. We're walking around the house and we went to the back yard, and start talking about the wall separating the front and back yards. It's a cinder block wall, about 6-7 feet tall, and I decided to climb up and jump over it. because why not.
So I'm running at this wall, and I jump up against the house wall, kick off, and land on top of the cinder blocks. Hey, I did it! I started pushing myself up and over, and then I hear a horrifying crack, followed by several cries of "ohhhh shiiiit!" I look to my side and see that the wall was falling backwards on top of me, and I got the solemn realization that I was about to break a lot of bones, very fast. All I had time to do was jump as far away from the wall as I could muster, and doing so assuredly saved my life.
I land first and the wall comes crashing down on top of my legs, instantly crushing my right femur and snapping it in half. That's the big-ass thigh bone and is the hardest bone in your body to break. My left tibia (shin-bone) was also cracked radially. I also ALSO tore my femoral artery, which means that I had about 20 minutes before I bled to death. Thankfully, all my bleeding was internal and I didn't find out about it until the next day, when I woke up in a hospital with a huge metal technic-looking assembly jutting out of my leg and attached to my bones.
However I totally remained conscious after the fall. I picked up my right leg and saw it fall over like a wet noodle, and fortunately enough for me the ambulance showed up in about a minute. They took a bunch of X-rays and shoved me in an MRI machine, then put me under and started operating. I ended up in the hospital for a month and two days, and am still in a wheelchair 4 months later (this happened June 28th).
Fortunately, I will most likely end up making a full recovery. All in all I only broke two bones (they just happened to be the two biggest ones in both of my legs), and didn't mess up my hip or my knee so I'll definitely be walking again in like a month or two. I'm already using crutches around the house. And of course, I have to thank the fact that I jumped away from the wall, or else I would have broken several more bones at the very least, and punctured/flattened several major organs at the worst.
So, ask me about my horrifying injury!
Tzan wrote:I'll bet the wall had no reinforcing bars in it.
So... do your friends parents want you to pay for breaking their wall.
IVhorseman wrote:As a matter of fact, it did not! Moreover, there wasn't any mortar within the wall. Instead? rolled up newspapers from the sixties.
IVhorseman wrote:... I attempted to read all the posts so I would be back in the loop on wtf was going on before I posted anything, which was clearly not worth the effort.
Tzan wrote:I'll be sure to let my engineer know that 60's newspapers are not a good replacement for steel bars in filled cores.
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