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    Bruised ribs, nope, broken

    Ok, I thought I had bruised ribs, went back to the hospital and found out they are broken. That explains all the pain and lack of sleep. 5 more weeks before I can ride AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Little bitter now, ciao.

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    Sorry to hear that.......I feel your pain. That sucks so bad especially because it sounded like from your posts you were progressing big time this season

    Now knock back some vicodin w/ a whiskey chaser

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    Wow. Thatís a drag.
    On the bright side, ya had a great ride and a war story for when you get better. I have some times wondered how bad it can get. Maybe I donít really want to know. I like to think that they are all just bruises, scrapes, and minor breaks.
    Look after them ribs and lungs and you will be back in the saddle before you know it.
    Me? I go to the water for 3.5 months. Maybe I should have taken up kayaking. Got another 2 weeks biking and off I go. Not much to do on a tug and barge. Squats and pushups is what I do and then go look at mountain bike magazine.

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    Wow... hope you heal before too long, and that it doesn't hurt much in the process

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    Not sure if it was Lombardi or Landry but one of them had a saying, "If it aint a weight supportin' bone then get back out there!!!".

    Sucks for you Mael but I dont feel your pain since I have not yet broken a rib . Hope it heals fast.



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    i broke 2 ribs once so i feel you pain, youll be healed up before you know it. gl with the recovery

    by the way how many did you break?
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    Thanks for the support.

    Each rib on my right side has a hairline fracture. They aren't sure of all the damage just that each one has been damaged a bit. Who knows these are the same docs that said it was a bruise and not broken just 7 days ago.

    dbd, Try standing on your bike and pedalling with bruised ribs, they are supporting bones hahaha As soon as I can ride xc I will be out there. If I was a jogger I would be good to go ...actually the worst is the breathing, if I walk to hard and my lungs expand they really push on the ribs...that smarts ..

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    Sorry to hear that bro.

    Get better and get back on the horse.

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    That blows alright Get well asap.

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    Get better bud, all the best wishes to you.

    Heal fast.

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    i cracked a few ribs doing ju jitsu. not pleasent, took about 6 weeks to heal for me i had to sleep on the couch so i couldnt roll over, 6 weeke without good sleep was not pleasent get well soon!
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    I know what you're going through in a way. I'm stuck with a rusted bike because of one of my friends, so I can't ride either. Anyways hope your ribs heal up quick and easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
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    dbd, Try standing on your bike and pedalling with bruised ribs, they are supporting bones hahaha As soon as I can ride xc I will be out there. If I was a jogger I would be good to go ......
    I have Used to ride horses, play ball, surf, hockey and cycle with bruised ribs all the time. Even wrestle As my old rodeo (for those of you around the BeverlyHills CA. area, thats row-dee-o ) coach would say, "Pain is all reletive."

    If you just have small fractures they should heal fairly quickly. You will be back out there in no time.



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    Well that truly blows!! Sorry to hear you'll be off two wheels for a while.Hope you have a speedy recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    5 more weeks before I can ride AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    Lucky you, im out for 8 more weeks.

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    thanks really stinks. my freind broke a couple ribs on his left side to in line skates. hope you get through it easy.

    breathing tiwce as hard for half the amount of air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterSezFaster
    I have Used to ride horses, play ball, surf, hockey and cycle with bruised ribs all the time. Even wrestle As my old rodeo (for those of you around the BeverlyHills CA. area, thats row-dee-o ) coach would say, "Pain is all reletive."

    If you just have small fractures they should heal fairly quickly. You will be back out there in no time.


    I hope so. I am generally good at playing through the pain. Broken ankles wrists etc...I am sure (hoping) I will be good to go before september

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    Take a deep breath and relax.




























    Seriously though that sucks. Get Well Soon

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    Get well soon!

    I know how much it sucks to not be able to ride (And we don't even really have an off season here)
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    Bruised, but never broken, ribs before. That's gotta suck! Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Thanks for the support.

    Each rib on my right side has a hairline fracture. They aren't sure of all the damage just that each one has been damaged a bit. Who knows these are the same docs that said it was a bruise and not broken just 7 days ago.

    dbd, Try standing on your bike and pedalling with bruised ribs, they are supporting bones hahaha As soon as I can ride xc I will be out there. If I was a jogger I would be good to go ...actually the worst is the breathing, if I walk to hard and my lungs expand they really push on the ribs...that smarts ..
    I feel your pain brother! To be fair to the docs, my emergency room xrays (looking specifically at the ribs) showed no breaks at all. The next day, at the ortho's office, the new xrays showed 1 maybe 2 breaks. A week later, all of the breaks were clearly visible. It just took some time for the ribs to move around and separate enough to show the damage. For me however, 11 months later I'm still recovering. I'm back on the bike (that happened in April), but it was a very slow start and to date I'm very happy that I will pass 500 (total) miles on todays ride. I think jogging would be worse Take your time, heal up, and maybe start indoors on a trainer (just to keep the legs in shape).

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    Bummer to hear that Maelstrom. I'll blast through an extra lap on the trails tomorrow for ya. Don't go too loco during the healing process.

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    you maniac maelstrom

    get well get well soon we want you to get wellll

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    You're probably going to get back on that rig and ride in 4 weeks, but nothing too knarly. Try to breathe through your belly, pulling your diaphram downward. It's less rib action and more of a complete breath.

    I've been on the couch for the past 6 weeks with a pinched nerve and herniated disc. I'll be out for the rest of the season. I feel your pain Bro I told my buddy to take my ride so I wouldn't have to look at it and maybe it would get ridden this year.

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