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Few things are more painful than "kicking" something barefoot

Old 03-05-08, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by gilbertr76
Throw me in for a 9-hour bout of testicular torsion! Mmmmmmmmm, boy!
I experienced about 14 hours of this before I was rushed into emergency surgery.
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Old 03-05-08, 07:59 PM
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When I was a kid I was walking barefoot in my house and I hit the edge of something, I can't remember what it was. Anyway, I ripped open the skin under the toe next to my pinky toe. It was as if I ripped it halfway off.

Good times, good times...
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Old 03-05-08, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by imperator505
There has to be a story behind this...
Apparently, I said something that really pissed her off and she tried to throw a snowball at me. I ducked and turned away to avoid it and by the time I stood back up and was facing her again, she had moved with in striking distance and launched her assault with her boot. OWWWWWWW!
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Old 03-05-08, 08:42 PM
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Growing up we had bar stools that had metal feet like a plus sign against the floor. I ran my toes into them countless times walking around the basement in socks.
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Old 03-05-08, 08:44 PM
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Nothing beats dropping a bowling ball on your toe while wearing only socks.
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Old 03-05-08, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by zekeburger1979
Try getting kicked in the nuts by your sister who is wearing boots when you're not looking and get back to me on pain. Or just ask kvrdave.....
In sixth grade we had a skating party. I wore skates but I stayed on the periphery since I usually fell and people would trip over me. Some classmates decided it was time for me to go out into the skating rink.

I was pushed and pulled toward the rink which had a vertical metal support pole in the middle of the entry area. I grabbed the support, locked my arms, and I stopped my forward progress. Unfortunately I was still being pulled forward and before I knew it my legs, which straddled the metal support, had lurched forward and I was on the back wheels of my skates. SLAM!

My classmates did not seem to understand why I was laying on the ground, whimpering in pain for them to leave me alone since I had just racked myself.

As Giantrobo said, "Good times, good times..."
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Old 03-05-08, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by debbert
I experienced about 14 hours of this before I was rushed into emergency surgery.
What, in the hell happened to cause this?
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Old 03-05-08, 10:52 PM
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I recommend kicking the door jam. That's a sure fire way to bring you to your knees...and to create a stress fracture on your foot (like me).
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Old 03-06-08, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by debbert
I experienced about 14 hours of this before I was rushed into emergency surgery.
YOU WIN!

9 hours of feeling like someone was wrenching on my sack was plenty for me.

Originally Posted by dieinafire
What, in the hell happened to cause this?
I can't answer for debbert, but for me it is simply something to which I am prone. I had been dealing with it throughout adolescence (mild to severe discomfort that would last minutes to hours). I never told anyone for 2 reasons: (1) Dumb kid who felt ashamed and (2) No health insurance. I was 18 when it really hit hard, leading to an eventual emergency surgery. Now the boys are sewn in place, and I'm back to only the occassional mild to moderate discomfort.
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Old 03-06-08, 03:11 PM
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since some of you have been down the 'boys in a knot' road... imagine what this guy suffered... "gradually the pain went away"...

An Undiscovered Strangulation

A young man arrived at the emergency room complaining of severe pain in his left testicle. The ER doctor notified the on-call urologist (kidney, bladder, genitals specialist) and suggested testicular torsion as the cause of the pain.

The urologist disagreed. He concluded the problem was really an infection. He prescribed an antibiotic, then sent the young man home with instructions for warm soaks.

Over time, the young man improved. The pain gradually went away. Eventually, he returned to work and the matter seemed ended.

Several months later, however, the young man noted the peculiar phenomenon of his testicle becoming smaller and firmer. There was no pain. Eventually, it shrunk to the size of a pea.

Perplexed by this, he sought a second opinion from another urologist, and was given the unfortunate news that the testicle had died.

Quite dead. He was advised to have it surgically removed.

While removing the shrunken testicle, the urologist tacked down the adjacent good testicle to prevent it from rotating. The operating surgeon attributed the cause of death of the shrunken testicle to strangulation by torsion.
Link to article...

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Old 03-06-08, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by debbert
When you experience a testucular torsion, we'll talk about your pinky toe hurting.
I'm also a member of the torsion twist club, circa 1990. It still remains to this day the most pain that I had ever experienced. Maybe we should start a support group.
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Old 03-06-08, 03:26 PM
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I've have an ingrown toenail or two, but the worst is sciatic nerve pain.
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Old 03-06-08, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by gilbertr76
Throw me in for a 9-hour bout of testicular torsion! Mmmmmmmmm, boy!

Oh man! I'd forgotten (repressed?) about that. I had torsion induced epididymitis in the summer of '86. Bedrest, painkillers, ICE PACK ON MY SCROTUM. Now I need a scotch.
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Old 03-06-08, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
since some of you have been down the 'boys in a knot' road... imagine what this guy suffered... "gradually the pain went away"...



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In my case of torsion, the emergency room doctor was leaning toward the infection diagnosis but decided to call the Radiologist for what I think was a Radionuclide Imaging Test just to be safe. Thank God for that! The test showed restricted/no blood flow, the Urologist was called, and I was off to surgery.

Due to the length of my bout (needs to be less than 6 hours), the chance of saving the nut was near 0.00%, which in the end held true. I've now been carrying the dead little guy for over 13 years. Suppose I should talk to someone about removal, but I would feel strange about the good guy flying solo or hanging with a prosthetic...
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Old 03-06-08, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
since some of you have been down the 'boys in a knot' road... imagine what this guy suffered... "gradually the pain went away"...



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Holy fuck, that is horrible, and I am now scared to ever sleep again. I admit I never really knew much about this condition, but it scares the fuck out of me.
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Old 03-06-08, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Sweet Baby James
I'm also a member of the torsion twist club, circa 1990. It still remains to this day the most pain that I had ever experienced. Maybe we should start a support group.
It's OK! In most cases the boys are sewn into place AND the sack is stitched back up. Therefore, no additional support is needed.

My oldest sister who has willingly given birth to 4 children without the use of pain meds cringes any time my torsion is brought into a discussion. She points out that she was able to at least somewhat prepare herself both mentally and physically for each upcoming contraction, while my pain was constant and unrelenting...
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Old 03-06-08, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by dieinafire
Holy fuck, that is horrible, and I am now scared to ever sleep again. I admit I never really knew much about this condition, but it scares the fuck out of me.
If you haven't previously experienced discomfort eminating from your boys from time to time for no apparent reason, you need not worry.

Some of us were just born with a defect making us more prone to the condition. The rest of you would require severe trauma to the area to have any shot at the fun!
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Old 03-06-08, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by gilbertr76
If you haven't previously experienced discomfort eminating from your boys from time to time for no apparent reason, you need not worry.

Some of us were just born with a defect making us more prone to the condition. The rest of you would require severe trauma to the area to have any shot at the fun!
You know, maybe it has happened before. I know there has been a time, or two where there might have been a slight discomfort, but they might have just been jostled a bit. If it does ever happen, I will make sure to go to the doctor. You don't want to fuck around with any problem like that. Either way, it just sounds scary.

Edit: I just read up about it, and I think that I have never had anything like that.

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Old 03-06-08, 05:55 PM
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when i was younger my family had one of the two massive springs that supported our garage door break... this was the 'old timey' garage door of solid wood sections that weighed hundreds of pounds combined... so with only one spring in support/assist the door was not safe... left on it's own it would slam down with, i'm sure, thousands of pounds of force...

to gain access to the garage we would lift the door, quite an effort, and prop it open with a good step ladder... this made things manageable for the short term until the door or spring was repaired... when you lowered the door if you kept it under control from the very start it was manageable... you could ease the door down and then reach up and grab the handle and use it for the rest of the way down... just not let ANY momentum build up...

over 2-3 weeks i got kinda 'used' to this... and this is main fault of the human mind... the tendency to lessen full attention required on something by committing things to habit... a constant optimization routine that is the source of most accidents... anyway i got to where i would start the door down and then let it go and grab the handle and let it down the rest of the way... kinda in a swift move that made it faster...

anyway i let the door go reached up and grabbed the handle... i thought, and let go... well my fingers were in the joint/hinge of the door and not the handle... and the door went all the way down and bounced... literally the door bounced up off my finger tips... there was around 1/4 inch or so of space in the closed joints...

i saw a bright light and dead relatives beckoning to me... it was otherworldly... there are more nerve endings in the finger tips than anywhere else in the body... i was crushed into nausea by the pain... it was an existential out of body experience... it was more pain than i could imagine possible... i don't remember getting the door up and getting my fingers out... i don't remember vomiting... or the next few minutes clearly... i remember the fingernails falling off later... the fingertips looked like a special effect from a horror movie... unbelievable... the fractures healed pretty good... after a long recovery... i couldn't do much with that hand for a long time...

that was #1 most painful thing i've ever experienced... i think that must be, neurologically, about as much pain as the human body can generate or experience...

#2 was having a 2 inch piece of metal girder, on the cart at a sawmill, mash through my leg just above the knee... astounding... impossible to describe... i worked there as a canthook man... a 12 cylinder diesel engine powered that cart... never even knew my leg was there...

#3 was the ~30 minute ride to the hospital down off Mobrey mountain to the emergency room with my leg opened up like 6 X 4 inches... trying to stop the blood... i was a quart or so low by the time we arrived there...

my hamstring luckily caught on the cart and came out of my leg... i saw it... and that was what wrenched me down and bent my leg down just saving my knee... it rolled off the cart and only had a minor cut on the sheath...

over a hundred stitches... if that 2 inch piece of steel had gotten my knee joint... well replacing them wasn't going on back then... i would have been in bad shape...

i had nightmares for a year or so... my leg sticking out... the cart coming... i couldn't move...
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Old 03-06-08, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by gilbertr76
It's OK! In most cases the boys are sewn into place AND the sack is stitched back up. Therefore, no additional support is needed.
I had that surgery. My nuts are now firmly tacked in place. The surgery cost 3k back in '90. I shudder to think what it would cost now.
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Old 03-12-08, 04:45 PM
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I'd like to introduce the newest member of the TT club...

Surgery has Pie out three to five days

...Outfielder Felix Pie will be sidelined three to five days after undergoing surgery Monday to correct testicular torsion. Pie has been bothered by this all spring, and the Cubs had hoped to delay the procedure so they could use the off-day on March 17 as one of the days for him to heal.

However, Pie, 23, reported to the Cubs' facility on Monday with considerable soreness. If not corrected, he risked losing the testicle. The Cubs said late Monday that surgery was successful...
Mayhap we should all get together and compare scars?
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Old 03-15-18, 02:27 PM
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Re: Few things are more painful than "kicking" something barefoot

Vasectomy club thread reminded me of this one. I think there is a better testicular torsion thread out there though..
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Re: Few things are more painful than "kicking" something barefoot

You waited ten years for this?
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Old 03-15-18, 03:29 PM
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Re: Few things are more painful than "kicking" something barefoot

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You waited ten years for this?
Yeah...if you bump a thread like this it needs to be because you have a kicked something while barefoot story.

As in, it hurt like hell when I smashed my toes into the corner of a brick flower enclosure while barefoot many years ago, causing me to notice a hairline fracture a day or two later examining the toe for reasons why it still hurt like hell after what I thought was a reasonable amount of time that had passed and wondered why it was still throbbing.

In my book he gets a mulligan to come back into this thread with a legit contribution.
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Re: Few things are more painful than "kicking" something barefoot

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Opening an umbrella up your ass?
I like the way you think.

They scream louder when you close it up again, though.
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