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Old 03-14-2015, 08:07 AM   #15
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The 1st time I busted mine in the 70's, they made me wear an elastic band. The last time 3 years ago, they told me they no longer do that because it can cause pneumonia, from not taking deep breaths.

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Old 03-14-2015, 12:38 PM   #16
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I cracked two in a training exercise with the ski patrol. Took about a year before they felt really good.

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Old 03-14-2015, 12:42 PM   #17
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Those ribs can really cause some pain when mistreated. Never broke a rib, but did have the cartilage separate between the ribs, boy was that painful. slept sitting up for a week. My brother decided that was a good time to take the DW and I out to a new movie that just came out, it was "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines. Hardly I minute in that movie when you're not laughing. Oh the pain!

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Old 03-16-2015, 08:24 AM   #18
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Cracked two ribs several years ago falling on a tree I was cutting up with a chain saw... The pain was ,,, well, you know... Best wishes for a speedy recovery !!!
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Old 03-21-2015, 03:25 AM   #19
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Thanks..... Update

Beamis... & Friends... Doing much better!! Oh the first couple weeks were the pits!! I NEVER sleep on my back! For one thing I can not breath. I will snore and wake up normally right away from choking. And thus I never sleep in a chair unless I am dead tired but then the breathing thing starts again so you can imagine my deepest desire to get back in bed and sleep on my side or stomach. So for over two weeks I was in a Recliner!.

Fortunately, my wife and I just purchesed new Power Recliners so getting in and out was not too bad and if I took dope the Dr gave me I managed to sleep more than 20 mins at a time. But you keep thinking what the Doctor said: It will be at least 4 weeks before I could get back in bed. Well after 2 1/2 weeks I was ready to at least try and sleep with my wife again. I missed her companionship so much! I rigged up a long strap over the footrest of the bed to help lower and pull me up along with using my walking stick I kept by the bed side. DW wanted to help me but the PT folks told me I had to be able to do this on my own. The first week was a challenge but after that I could get in and out pretty well. And after another few days I was finally able to sleep partially on my side with the aid of a pillow. About a week after that I am finally able to sleep on my stomach again.

I am at a point it is not on my mind all the time as I am pretty much pain free and I can sneeze or cough again!! My lung capacity on that breathing apparatus thing is at 3500 and they told me a man at my age should be at 3000 so I praise the Lord for that!!! I am well on my way to a full recovery.

I ready Scotties story about his adventure and then having to pull start a snow mobile to get back to base. Boy oh boy I would have had to have Jesus help me with that as I tell you that injury left me with the most pain and difficulty breathing I have ever had. I see my tennis rackets now and thinking of that next game. someday.... I tell myself... someday.... cheers!! Jim
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:48 AM   #20
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Glad to hear your are on the mend. You will be able to return to normal activities, including tennis, but the tenderness will hang in there for a while. The thought of taking another shot in the ribs may make you a little tentative, at least it did for me. Makes you appreciate those football players that play with broken or bruised ribs. Nothing a little shot of Toradol can't overcome.

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