Monday, August 31

WTF

Ok, anyone ever broken a rib? I fell in the shower this morning getting ready for work, all my weight fell on my right side on the side of the tub and I heard a snap. Sean had to take me to the ER and yep, I broke my 9th rib. It hurts to breath in, to walk, to turn...
They also did a CT scan to make sure I didn't have internal injuries and that came back ok but they saw a small spot on my liver, could be a fat globule, could also be cancer. Please think STRONG good thoughts that it's not cancer.
Then when we got home Sean went to p/u my pain meds and I got really hot so I got up to get a popscicle and apparently passed out as I ended up coming to lying on the floor. Not good. So this week started out just peachy :(
I was supposed to be going to NYC on Friday and have to reschedule that now obviously as I can't do shit, too much pain. Anyone ever broken a rib and if so, how long did it take to heal and how long were you in pain?

6 comments:

Spidey said...

6 to 8 weeks healing time. double that if you smoke.

i haven't broken mine, but i work in a medical clinic.

i am thinking good thoughts for you regarding the spot on the xray.

Beanns37 said...

Thanks Spidey, I don't smoke so that's something. Also thanks for the good thoughts, I have had all good blood work so I'm not too scared but you never know

UrbanStarGazer said...

Yikes. Strangely, I've never broken a bone (knock on wood) which is shocking given my childhood antics. Hope the liver spot is nothing!

Jilly said...

my friend boke a rib while sneezing and now takes calcium pills because it was freaky. good luck with the liver and sorry about the rib.

jilly

vq said...

Goodness, Jean! What a day!

I am sending healing thoughts your way. Be the brave, strong girl we know you are.

emma said...

:::jabbing Beann with healing thoughts::::