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mushermusher Posts: 389

Cut a long story short. Staying with my ex partner.Her ex turns up with out warning. My ex tells me to hide. I leg it and hide in to the garden. Not much cover only a big bush up against a wall. i stuff myself behind it. Unknown to me it was a fire thorn.I'll leave the rest to your imagination.



  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    The tip of a pyracantha thorn popped out of my thumb just below the nail recently.  It has been there at least 15 years.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,192

    Ouch ouch musher and Welshonion. Mine was being bitten - though my old gardening trousers - by a horsefly. Like a red hot needle being pushed into my leg and I reacted very badly to it over the next week.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,140

    Tightening up the screw on a wall bracket for baskets.  The darn thing snapped and jumped off the wall and gashed my forehead down across my left eyebrow.  Much blood and hurty.  Headache for days. OH away, of course.  No steri strips as I hadn't heard of them and I couldn't drive to to an A&E so a lovely scar I hide under a fringe.

    Loads of horse fly bites - cattle next door and horses across the road - so I wear repellant and take an antihistamine for summer gardening, just in case.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,711

    far too many.

    Most recent was falling off the ladder whilst pruning one of the hedges, very bruised hip and out of action for some time.

    Perhaps shouldn't mention the 3 weeks spent in the local burns unit!

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Apart from the stiffness and aching bones, which I suspect we all suffer from after overdoing it when giving a border a "refresh"image.

    I once stood on a plank with a protruding rusty nail, it went right through my boot, ouch! 

    Hubby smashed his thumb with a lump hammer during the installation of some log roll edging. Not a pretty sight, looked like a squashed black grapeimage

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,052

    I once snipped the fleshy bit of the tip of my thumb off with a petrol hedgetrimmer. ( wear gloves folk )

    I had to be taken to the military hospital in Aldershot.  Felt such a wimp saying " I've cut my finger"

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    Hubby got a bad rose thorn when pruning them, got it out. It started  turn, went to the doctor's, had some antibiotics he took his blood pressure. Turned out he has moderately high blood pressure. If it wasn't for that thorn he wouldn't have known.image

  • mushermusher Posts: 389

    Yes has my ex partner retrieved me.And what was left of my bodily parts. Like you I reacted badly Lady Bir. But she laughed her socks off when she was smearing the Aloe Vera on.

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    i was making a large wooden planter and was lining it with one of those staplers you have to slam into wood like a hammer, i was was stapling up near the top of planter and i swung the stapler towards the top and missed the planter and swung it straight into my shin image not only did it flippin hurt like billyo i also had to pull the staple out too, what a bruise i had there!

  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,185

    All of which reminds me that we gardeners ought to keep up with our tetanus injections.  And be very aware that a mere scratch from a rose thorn, for example, can lead to sepsis.

    (It's a wonder we ever venture into the garden with all the perils of pests and infections that await us there image)

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