I was going to ask do we count all the pieces your skull ends up in?
Second week of eight grade only remember getting a math book and the rest is a black hole.
1/4" pieces at impact, 1/2" left side forehead , 1" cheek . That's what they say I was out cold for a while.
Woke up with the guy from the 60s movie (Last Man On Earth) hammering a wooden spike through my head. Well if felt like it anyway.
Broke both bone on my left arm same fall off the barn roof in the back yard.
So that's all I though about till I read the all yours and then remembered only climbing related one Cracked ribs roof fall with swami belt, ok it was more than one fall.
Broken nose twice hitting ladder coming up for air after jumping off roof into pool,14ish.
Face plant night riding 40s so much blood the lift op called the rescue crew, I took off and at my daughters insistence stopped at the emergency/ aid clinic at the resort.
Doctor said yep broken nose good thing you were wearing a helmet. I cleaned up best I could and we did some more runs.
Toes mostly a few over the years, only remember four at one time on the freeway. Guy in front I was passing did not see me on a motor cycle. I had the choice lay it down or into the construction area where they were adding lanes. Missed the rebar and concrete but not the orange cone that feels soft in your hand but not at 60 MPH. Wrapped the shifter around my toes.
Out of five kids I think I am the only one to break bones but not sure its something to brag about.
I broke a clavicle, right side of my forehead with six stitches, my left ear no longer works, and five ribs are broken and quite painful.
This was March 23rd. I flew 25 feet from my mountain bike coming down from the top of Black Mountain in Morrow Bay. I hit a bump going pretty fast, maybe 30 mph. After 12 days in two hospitals, I get to go home. I won't be working for five or six months.
We didn't make it to the Cerro Caves because I was unable to speak for a few days in San Luis Obispo. The doctors told my family that I was either going to die or spend the rest of my life in a facility care hospital.
On June 23, 2007, I was hit on top of the head by a falling rock, knocked out and then went arse over teakettle down a talus slope, ending up in a face plant.
Fractures from top to bottom:
bone over the eyebrow (frontal?)
orbital floor (eggshell bone under the eyeball)
the face bone (maxilla?)
burst fracture of the C7
hairline fractures in all the other C vertebrae
hairline fractures in all the other T vertebrae
The other non-fracture stuff: concussion, subdural hematoma, pneumothorax (that's a punctured lung), vitreous detachment in both eyes, tongue nearly bitten through, lip nearly bitten through, short-term nerve damage in face, permanent nerve damage in face, short-term loss of taste, teeth permanently out of alignment, worsened vision in left eye, nose hacked, and probably other things that don't come to mind. Some minor memory impairment and sleep problems. And because of the crushing of vertebrae I'm two inches shorter.
I wouldn't wish any of this on my worst enemy. It took three years to fully recover physically and five years mentally.
Here's an x-ray -- spot the crushed T5. The C7 looks much the same.