"I've fallen and can't get up!!"
So, there I was, having a good time introducing my kids (6th grade middle school students--I teach phys ed) to the fun game of floor hockey. I'm even playing with them. We're having fun. Then, somebody's stick gets caught between my legs as I'm running across the floor. Oops...my stick is still in my hands, I don't think to let go...ouch, I land smack on the front right side of my chest. Ow!
I thought I caught myself in time. But no. (Ever notice when you're falling, you can't let go of whatever is in your hands at that moment?) I'm sore all the rest of Wednesday. Must have done a nice contusion to my pectoralis majoris. But it hurts deeper than that now.
So,...it looks like I possibly cracked a rib (haven't taken x-rays...friend M.D. said not a lot to do even if). Breathing deep is fine (no punctured lung), but stretches the area and causes pain. I can't bend over too well (stretches the area), and can't do a push-up
I rode home from work on Wednesday and to/from work on Friday. It's possible. Really only feel pain when I'm stopping at a light to stand up. I took Saturday, Sunday and will take Monday off Trying to rest it and let it heal as much as possible. But I need to commute to work Tues--Fri (about 16mi round trip minimum).
I used to play college football for Pete's sake! Never, ever had any trouble/weakness with chest--it's one of my largest (exactly) strengths!! Am I going to break my hip next?! I am my own Grandmother.