Risking my body for my iPhone

Rumdada

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Well i had walking down my steps with iPhone in hand and slipped on a random shoe. I didn't have my case on my phone so as i was airborne i decided to hold on to my phone with 2 hands instead of breaking my fall now i have a bruised tail bone and scraped up arm lol but im proud of myself because i saved the phone lmao
 

DocHolliday

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Bruised tailbones are VERY hard to heal. Pain or soreness can last for a long period of time, if not for the rest of your life when you're sitting for a bit.

I think you might want to draw a line at some point between the rest of your life and a piece of metal and plastic that is worth no more than 400 at best at the moment. How much is sitting comfortably and your tailbone worth to you?
 

Rumdada

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Ok Mr doctor guy im 17 lol ill be ok in a day or 2 its not like im an old man n not gonna heal fast
Bruised tailbones are VERY hard to heal. Pain or soreness can last for a long period of time, if not for the rest of your life when you're sitting for a bit.

I think you might want to draw a line at some point between the rest of your life and a piece of metal and plastic that is worth no more than 400 at best at the moment. How much is sitting comfortably and your tailbone worth to you?
 

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Well i had walking down my steps with iPhone in hand and slipped on a random shoe. I didn't have my case on my phone so as i was airborne i decided to hold on to my phone with 2 hands instead of breaking my fall now i have a bruised tail bone and scraped up arm lol but im proud of myself because i saved the phone lmao
Good job on saving the phone. I'm sorry you bruised your tailbone-that hurts real bad. I fell down a while ago and it took a while until it felt better. But it healed fine and I am now without pain.:)

Was it your shoe you tripped on? If it was someone else's I'd be really pissed!
 

patrickj

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A buddy of mine did a similar thing years ago. He was mullered after a few of us had been to a Beer Festival and was getting out of the back seat of car with a pizza box (it was a large I think and with all the trimmings, but still worth considerably less than an iPhone), and he got a little caught on the seatbelt as he was exiting. So he protected the pizza box instead of himself and pretty much faceplanted the sidewalk. I don't think he sat comfortably for years afterwards, at least not when any of us who witnessed it were around him :)
 
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Well i had walking down my steps with iPhone in hand and slipped on a random shoe. I didn't have my case on my phone so as i was airborne i decided to hold on to my phone with 2 hands instead of breaking my fall now i have a bruised tail bone and scraped up arm lol but im proud of myself because i saved the phone lmao
All i can say is, WOW!
 

markr

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Actually, the problem was that he HAD a grip. These things have been dropped from 6 stories and still functioned. Try THAT with your coccyx! :eek:
 

wildonrio

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Well i had walking down my steps with iPhone in hand and slipped on a random shoe. I didn't have my case on my phone so as i was airborne i decided to hold on to my phone with 2 hands instead of breaking my fall now i have a bruised tail bone and scraped up arm lol but im proud of myself because i saved the phone lmao
Hilarious. Had you decided long before falling what you would do in that situation or did you make a quick decision right when you started falling?
 

DocHolliday

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Ok Mr doctor guy im 17 lol ill be ok in a day or 2 its not like im an old man n not gonna heal fast
Age has nothing to do with long lasting damage to a body part. You will heal fast now, but it just might creep up on you in your late 20's to 30.

I just turned 30. Hurt my knees at 12 years old, found out recently worse than I thought. Just in the last few years have I been feeling the effects.

And as another user said...get a grip..it's replaceable. Not worth sacrificing your body.
 

Vader

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Good save, I would have done the same. If the injury is that bad, at least you'll be on a wheel chair with your iPhone, then on 2 feet slapping yourself for having a now broken iPhone.
 

geordisjd

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Bruised tailbones are VERY hard to heal. Pain or soreness can last for a long period of time, if not for the rest of your life when you're sitting for a bit.
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I broke my tailbone skiing in 1963. I was very young and none of you were born. It still hurts now if I sit too long, like on a long flight. Don't want to scare you. It's a lot easier to tolerate it with a 17-inch MacBook Pro for entertainment on my lap on the said flight than with a grey, boring, ugly, nauseating Dell laptop.
 

connie

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I also broke my tail bone about 15 years ago when I was very young. (I went airborne on a quad and held on but came down hard). To this day I still cannot sit at the movies or for long periods of time. It could have been worse if I would have let go of the quad, I would have flown off. But if I would have had my iPhone, I would have held on to it too!
 

kakofonix

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Let's be realistic, people...It wasn't like it happens in the movies where you can slow down or freeze frame time and mull the issue: "Hmmm... iPhone or iBone...I wonder which would hurt more to break...?" The man took a spill but saved himself $399 and change. By the time he's old enough to regret it, Apple would be out with iExoskeleton...complete with a dock for the iPhone.
 

Waveguy

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I broke my tailbone skiing in 1963. I was very young and none of you were born. It still hurts now if I sit too long, like on a long flight. Don't want to scare you. It's a lot easier to tolerate it with a 17-inch MacBook Pro for entertainment on my lap on the said flight than with a grey, boring, ugly, nauseating Dell laptop.
Hah... I was a pre-teen in 1963. :laugh2:

You're right about coccygeal injuries being hard to heal. But it's often impossible to make the right call when you have only a split second to decide what to do when you're about to fall.

I've gotten really careful about handling my iPhone lately, especially around toilets. A few times, the phone has almost slipped out of my shirt pocket when I bent over.