Injuries

What part of your body has suffered most during your service?

  • Knees

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  • Ears

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  • Penis

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  • Mind

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  • All of the above

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  • Bumhole... !

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#4
Yes knees and lower back . Three knee ops and lots of 'help' for the back.

Also issued those pink plastic ear defenders, can't hear a thing now.
 
#5
Tore all the ligaments in my knee. Waited two years for surgery (thanks to useless physios thinking they can fix things themselves), finally starting to get back into phys now, almost 3 years later
 
#6
old_bloke said:
Yes knees and lower back . Three knee ops and lots of 'help' for the back.

Also issued those pink plastic ear defenders, can't hear a thing now.
.........say again.


I got out 15 years ago, on the day of leaving I lobbed my trainers in the bin vowing never to run again, and if anyone suggested going for a tab I'd have laughed in their face.

Within three years I had started running again (while at uni) and I've loaded up the bergan more than once and done the odd 10, 15, 20 miler as well. However, a knee operation last month has meant I'm just getting back in to running after a long layoff.

I suppose its in the blood :D
 
#8
It has to be ears. Some knob discharged an SLR next to my left one during the confusion during a mock section attack. There were no BFA's available. Hey this was the TA for Christ's Sake ! I was deaf for the rest of the afternoon, and have had no top range in it ever since. I'm also convinced 58 kidney pouches have knackered my back due to their ergonomically poor design and bad position.
 
#9
Kness, lower back (bridging.. oh dont you just love being on top panel when yr a short arse - c*nts) and Ankles (Early High Leg Combat Boots...)

Hearing pretty much ok (when 'she who thinks she must be obeyed' is not in range :roll: ), but then never used those stupid 'pink ear plugs' or 'fall apart' issued ear defs, I proffed a decent set of 'ear defs' from the RAF early on (hey I was a sapper, gotta keep up corp traditions and all :wink: ) figured if they are good for fast jet ground jocks then they will do me..... :lol:
 
#10
Kness, lower back (bridging.. oh dont you just love being on top panel when yr a short arse - c*nts) and Ankles (Early High Leg Combat Boots...)

Hearing pretty much ok (when 'she who thinks she must be obeyed' is not in range :roll: ), but then never used those stupid 'pink ear plugs' or 'fall apart' issued ear defs, I proffed a decent set of 'ear defs' from the RAF early on (hey I was a sapper, gotta keep up corp traditions and all :wink: ) figured if they are good for fast jet ground jocks then they will do me..... :lol:
 
#11
Knees - partially severed medial ligament & cartlidge in Right Knee :(

Neck - 2 vertebra fractured (diving header & also headed upright!) :D

Lower back - 2 vertebra fractured & displaced disc (by medics when on traction for back pain, resulting in jab in base of spine and no nerve reactions below waist!) 8O

Both ankles, achiles tendons & wrists broken on numerous occaisions :(

Sense of humour seriously damaged :D

Also, I've just had my final medical as I'm coming to the end of FTRS and its nice to see that civvy doctors working for the army are just as crap at final medicals as the old military medic officers used to be. When asked what other problems I had (after finding movement in my back & neck was limited) nothing I told him was written down :evil:
 
#12
It was a toss-up between the earhole and the bumhole.

Just too many sharp bangs over 20 plus years means I struggle to hear anything if there is any background noise, mind you this can be a positive advantage when Mrs Numnums is going on a bit.

I don't know what really causes piles but what ever it was I clearly did it. They're a happy little memory of past times.

Worst injury received on day of discharge. Not a massive pain that you can't live with and enjoy a relatively good life style but a dull pain that just niggles, you know what I mean. A hole in your soul that no civvy job can fill. Cameraderie, the jokes, shared experiences, good and bad times that only soldiers know. Still ARRSE goes a long way to improve things.
 
#13
My ears were 20:20 (or whatever the ratio is) and when I left they were down by 20-30% I have a problem with hearing anything when there's background noise about. Nothing to do with weapons but years of wearing "cans".
 
#14
Birdie_Numnums said:
Worst injury received on day of discharge. Not a massive pain that you can't live with and enjoy a relatively good life style but a dull pain that just niggles, you know what I mean. A hole in your soul that no civvy job can fill. Cameraderie, the jokes, shared experiences, good and bad times that only soldiers know. Still ARRSE goes a long way to improve things.
You can say that again - in fact, I'll do it for you as you are so right
Worst injury received on day of discharge. Not a massive pain that you can't live with and enjoy a relatively good life style but a dull pain that just niggles, you know what I mean. A hole in your soul that no civvy job can fill. Cameraderie, the jokes, shared experiences, good and bad times that only soldiers know. Still ARRSE goes a long way to improve things.
 
#15
Fractured my 4th and 5th vertibrea in a nasty drunken tumble off a bouncy castle at a drum majors leaving party (to all none clued up bods I effectively broke my neck). Sent to hospital and less than a week later (against the orders of a civvy doctor) I was flown to NI from the UK and stuck in a certain millitary hospital in NI for a further 5 weeks...
 
#16
had a month on light duties after trpping over dodgy paving slab in basra palace .Claims direct seam reluctant to take my case against the former owner
 
#17
Fractured L2 & L3 Vertibrae whilst on Exercises dumb cnut who was supposed to keep hold dropped me, fell 10 feet straight onto my back onto a concrete floor, if i hadn't been wearing the Kevlar helmet, I would have died. RQMS made me get up and walk to the (nigh on impossible) out of the building, a Landrover GS was sent to take me back to the location, bundled into a 432 Amulance, dumb Medic slammed the door on my feet, taken to the Civvy Ambulance RV, Paramedics went mental, no back board, neck brace etc, on the way to the Civvy Hospital the Ambulance ran into a Pig at 60mph, that's Norfolk for you. Wife and Kids in Yorkshire, gaffers wouldn't let me go home, in SLA (First Floor), had to be helped in and out of shower, when they finally let me home got told to make own way to train station and wanted me back after a week, the Regiment totally fcuked up my re-hab, ended up paying for myself, PAX fcuked me off and to cap it all the RQMS billed me for the kit the Paramedics cut off of me.

After 2 and a half years, almost back to full fitness, and they wonder why I left!!

Join the Army Be the Best!!!!
 
#18
Tore the ligaments in my ankle, and was told by the hospital i had only sprained it, then after many more tears and no strength left in it a sensible doctor sent me for an operation, but, after 2 operations and physio to die for, told it is beyond help and will only get worse.
Knackered back lower and middle in true Engr tradition but also didn't help being crushed under a lifting platform, luckily for me i had body armour on, and the medics tell me that saved me from breaking my back, and of course the usual problem with ears, pardon!!

After reading this back i have decided to to take myself off to behind the stables to be duely put too sleep. a bullet is probably quicker, me thinks.
 
#19
Not quite 100% sure on the facts about what to do when I retire.

How can I claim regarding the serious injuries I have succumbed to during my service?

Some , for example I was stabbed in my chin by a bloody medic on my drill course but stitched up ( I was in fact) by a medic in the Guards who had never done it before.

How do I put the fact across?
 

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#20
Knees, back, ears all nigling little pains/ringing. All started when I was a Cadet and all slowly getting worse. I've just scraped throught the hearing test. I'm having one of my periodic lower back pains sessions now, which was excacerbated by a CFT on Saturday and trying to bump start my motorcycle last week.

BCH damaged the sheaths around my achilies tendon I can't wear any boots that press on that area at all. Assault boots are a no no. I wear jungle boots or Hanwags. If I want to wear things like Timberland Boots I have to remove the foam grips around the tops.

As I say all these are niggling little injuries - and whinging about them makes me feel better.

Its noticable how many people have the same sort of problems.
 

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