I know this is a couple of days late (try four days late) but I recently found the Friday Fiver and thought that this particular Friday Five was written just for me.
1. Have you ever had braces? Any other teeth trauma? No braces and no teeth trauma other than the usual cavity filling and one root canal because I’m an idiot.
2. Ever broken any bones? I broke my right leg when I was in grade 2. My friends and I were jumping from the top of a hill, landing on our feet and sliding the rest of the way down. On one jump I landed incorrectly and did the splits resulting in my leg breaking. I was in a full leg cast for around 3 months. I broke my wrist this past summer when I fell from my mountain bike onto pavement. I broke the distal end of my radius bone (the big one in your forearm). I was in a full arm cast for 5 weeks and my wrist is still a little stiff at times. Physiotherapy did wonders but only time will loosen it up.
3. Ever had stitches? I’ve had stitches several times. When I was five I tripped on a rug and I fell into the bottom of a staircase with my forehead. I received a dozen stitches or so. This is one of my first real substantial memories. Another time I was climbing on a stone wall and fell on my chin and needed a couple of stitches.
4. What are the stories behind some of your [physical] scars? I have a scar on my left thumb from stabbing the end of it with an exacto-knife at work/school. I have a scar on my left index finger because my mom cut my finger just below the joint with a shovel. We were planting trees for the Boy Scouts of Canada and my mother though my hand was out of the hole I had just placed a sapling into and brought the shovel down. I ended up spraying blood all over the place because my first impulse was to shake the cut finger. I didn’t get stitches but my finger was in a splint for a couple of weeks. I also have scars from all of the stitches I received.
5. How do you plan to spend your weekend? No need to answer this since these answers are late anyways. 🙂
This Friday Five idea is great. I’ll have to do them more often 🙂