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    klondike300 klondike300's Avatar
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    Cracked ribs are so much fun

    Dumb crash last night. Had the front wheel wash out and came do a dead stop with my left hand balled into a fist right under the left nipplage. Knocked the wind out of me. Luckily no one ran me over as I crawled like a fish out of water off the trail to try and breath. Only a few miles left so no big deal finishing the ride. Tried soaking the ribs from the inside out with some vodka and cranberry with little effect. Well, effect but not what I was hoping for.
    Decent amount of sleep, deep breaths and picking stuff off the floor still sucks but I'm pretty sure they won't have to euthanize me. No outside bruising and no funny sounds coming out from the rib cage so off to work I go.
    Thank you, that is all, carry on.
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    Take it easy out there and if it was that bad I would get a medical exam of it to mke sure.
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    I feel for you; cracked ribs are no fun. Glad they didn't get a lung in the process. Hope your mending goes well.

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    I second Trek1's advice, getting it checked out. Hate to find out later there was something more amiss.

    Regardless, I hope it heals quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klondike300
    Dumb crash last night. Had the front wheel wash out and came do a dead stop with my left hand balled into a fist right under the left nipplage. Knocked the wind out of me. Luckily no one ran me over as I crawled like a fish out of water off the trail to try and breath. Only a few miles left so no big deal finishing the ride. Tried soaking the ribs from the inside out with some vodka and cranberry with little effect. Well, effect but not what I was hoping for.
    Decent amount of sleep, deep breaths and picking stuff off the floor still sucks but I'm pretty sure they won't have to euthanize me. No outside bruising and no funny sounds coming out from the rib cage so off to work I go.
    Thank you, that is all, carry on.
    Isn't it incredible how painful it can be? I fractured my left #7 and I could hardly move for a couple of days. Lots of adult beverages.
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    That sucks. I am just getting better (almost pain-free) from 3 cracked ribs. Same as you -- fist under the rib cage as I slammed into the ground -- but on the right side.

    It's been 3 weeks and only one still hurts when I move. The others are sensitive to the touch, but I've been back on the bike for 2 weeks. Oddly enough, riding didn't hurt as bad as work did for the first couple weeks, and I have an office-type job, although I do have to get up and sit down repeatedly. That's what kills.

    Bending over is the worst, except for getting out of bed. Yeesh, talk about motive to sleep in.

    Quick healing and better luck next time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by klondike300
    Dumb crash last night. Had the front wheel wash out and came do a dead stop with my left hand balled into a fist right under the left nipplage. Knocked the wind out of me. Luckily no one ran me over as I crawled like a fish out of water off the trail to try and breath. Only a few miles left so no big deal finishing the ride. Tried soaking the ribs from the inside out with some vodka and cranberry with little effect. Well, effect but not what I was hoping for.
    Decent amount of sleep, deep breaths and picking stuff off the floor still sucks but I'm pretty sure they won't have to euthanize me. No outside bruising and no funny sounds coming out from the rib cage so off to work I go.
    Thank you, that is all, carry on.
    did no break any ribs. darn. before going to the doctor. go try it again to see if you can break a couple...cause you know its so much fun...and the medical bill will be worth it....and heck, the doctors need to do some work to earn the money...

    let us know how it goes....
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    klondike300 klondike300's Avatar
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    Nothing broken, just some deep bruising and some funny sounding cartlige. Still sucks rolling over while I'm sleeping and picking up things off the ground is awkward. I have a golf tournament this weekend and bowling next weekend so may just have to lay off the dirt for a while. I'll ride the road until after those. Don't seem to crash on the road near as often as the dirt.
    He's a restless young romantic, wants to run the big machine.......

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    I know exactly how you feel.
    Just getting over another rib injury. Doctor said just cracked ribs this time.
    He said he could see several old breaks that were calsiumed over.{and he was just looking at the right side. The last two injuries were on the left side**
    The bad thing about rib injuries is they take so long to heal, because you can't isolate the injury like an arm or finger. Every time you take a breath, you disturbe the injury.{ not to mention getting in and out of bed and trying to sleep without rolling over**.

    I have had two seperated shoulders, one broken collar bone, and about ten rib injuries over the years.
    I'm 55 years old.... I may have to slow down one of these days...............yeah right.
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    Look at the bright side, at least you didn't puncture a lung.
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