my son and i were playin toss with a football out on the perimeter of the highschool field, when he kicked a decent punt. i "knew" where the fence was, i thought, and took and extra step, reaching up over my head to make a stellar catch when WHAM. stopped cold.
four foot high galvanized corner fence post, no cap, just raw pipe.
i stood and walked away with clenched teeth, exhaling slowly and trying to control my breathing, staggering a bit, frankly.
wife, thoracic surgery veteran of cracked or broken (cut, more correctly) ribs along the anterior axillary line, set me up on the couch watching tv; football thru AMC's madmen. treatment? alternating cold compress, heating pad, and lagavulin every 20 minutes.
felt worse the next day, about the same today. a wave of panic comes over me when i have to sneeze, and every now and then i turn the wrong way and get a reminder.
she wanted me to get an xray, but they can't do anything anyway, and i have a deadline.
anyone else ever have cracked (or maybe just badly bruised) ribs? i have a bruise about 7 inches away from where it actually hurts. strangest thing.