I was bullied throughout my time in public school. It was worst in 2nd grade, but even as it got better, it never stopped.
The most physically damaging incidents came as I got older.
- I have hearing loss from a firecracker (M80, probably) thrown into an enclosed stairwell I was in.
- The cartilage damage in my knee dates from when I was skinny, but I don't know if it was caused by the time someone jammed by lower leg between the wheel well and seat of a school bus and tried to break my leg.
- One that was younger: the ventral hernia that has dogged me including 3 operations, one preceded by excruciating pain of intestine nearly dying due scar tissue adhesions from a previous operation--the first time I felt that was when I got punched the last day of second grade--by a guy who likes a lot of what I post here and probably doesn't remember the incident. Again, I'd bet against him having caused the hernia, but I don't know.