Throughout life, there are times when we are injured or fall ill. Although I have been relatively healthy (head and spine aside) I have come some almighty croppers in my time. The first one, at around 4-5 years old, involved me riding my tricycle into the oncoming path of a girl who was standing on a swing in the park and travelling at full pelt. My forehead and the base of the swing met and I was knocked clean unconscious. I once fell through a void where a plank had been removed in an adventure playground when I was around 14 years old. The opening still had some of the nails in place and I hung and swung, with a nail penetrating my upper arm. I struggled to free myself and hit the planked deck below, landing on my bottom! That thump really did hurt. However, it wasn't until checking the damage to my coat on the way home that I realised there was a gaping wound in my arm requiring around 40 stitches! I still have the scar to show for that. I know of 4-5 people who have partially or fully cut off a finger or thumb. I have had too many accidents to mention in this opening gambit, but I would be interested to find out if anyone else is as hapless as me.