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Posted: 12/25/2008 12:35:08 PM EST
Anybody who has broken a rib... how long did it take before the pain mostly went away?

It's high on my rib cage, just under my right nipple.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 12:37:42 PM EST
Usually about 3 weeks. Depends on how you broke it, and how gentle you are with it while healing.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 12:39:21 PM EST
Couple weeks.

Don't do anything to aggravate it.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 12:41:20 PM EST
I had a BAD cough a few months ago and cracked one.It took over a month to get better,because i can't just sit around!
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 12:42:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:
Couple weeks.

Don't do anything to aggravate it.


So extremely hardcore rough sex would probably not be a good idea?

Shit...

Link Posted: 12/25/2008 12:44:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/25/2008 12:45:24 PM EST by ohiobob]
I had 2 broken ribs and it took a year before it was completely healed, but it was about 2 months before it didn't fuck up my entire day.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 12:44:57 PM EST
Months before it feels normal again.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 12:47:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By DigDug:
Months before it feels normal again.




this.. it totally sux
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 12:48:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By Cypher214:
Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:
Couple weeks.

Don't do anything to aggravate it.


So extremely hardcore rough sex would probably not be a good idea?

Shit...



Probably not, but you might not feel it mid coitus, endorphins and all, but you definitely would a couple hours later.

I cracked a rib a couple of months ago, I have some first hand experience with the suckage that you are going through.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 1:09:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 1:13:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By Cypher214:
Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:
Couple weeks.

Don't do anything to aggravate it.


So extremely hardcore rough sex would probably not be a good idea?

Shit...



Depends on how big he is and how much he throws you around.

Bragging has liabilities.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 1:14:47 PM EST


Weeks and don't laugh, cough or fart.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 1:16:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By ohiobob:
I had 2 broken ribs and it took a year before it was completely healed, but it was about 2 months before it didn't fuck up my entire day.


This is close. I broke 2 and it took about a month to move normally, 6 months or a little longer before it didn't hurt to cough or sneeze

Link Posted: 12/25/2008 1:18:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Originally Posted By Cypher214:
Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:
Couple weeks.

Don't do anything to aggravate it.


So extremely hardcore rough sex would probably not be a good idea?

Shit...



Depends on how big he is and how much he throws you around.

Bragging has liabilities.


I'm the pitcher, so he'll just have to settle for the easy stuff until I get healed up.

Link Posted: 12/25/2008 1:18:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By blessteve:

Weeks and don't laugh, cough or fart.


Yeah, I did all three at once yesterday and felt like I was gonna die.

Link Posted: 12/25/2008 1:31:22 PM EST
Got hit by a cow........took nearly two months for the two ribs to heal. Sorry dude, major suckage.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 1:37:04 PM EST
Also, did your doc tell you to make sure you take deep breaths a couple times an hour so you don't get pneumonia? Doing so hurts baaaaaad.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 1:51:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By DigDug:
Also, did your doc tell you to make sure you take deep breaths a couple times an hour so you don't get pneumonia? Doing so hurts baaaaaad.


Yeah, but luckily the rib is high enough that breathing deeply isn't too bad.

Link Posted: 12/25/2008 2:01:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By Cypher214:
Originally Posted By DigDug:
Also, did your doc tell you to make sure you take deep breaths a couple times an hour so you don't get pneumonia? Doing so hurts baaaaaad.


Yeah, but luckily the rib is high enough that breathing deeply isn't too bad.



You are lucky in that case.

I have done it on a few occasions. Two ribs on my right side when I was a teenager. Hurt like hell, but I did a mission trip anyways, and worked my ass off.

Second time was cracked ribs on my left side, it hurt, but not nearly as bad. My other injuries at that time made it seem not very bad.

Third time was my left side while playing football on the beach. Hurt like hell, but decided to keep playing, and aggravated it even more. Ended up with injuries to my front left, and back left. That was hell. Hurt to breathe, hurt to walk, hurt to sleep (and I couldn't find any comfortable position). Basically everything hurt, and it seemed like forever for me to get better. Even now, years later, the spot on the ribs were I got injured is still tender when touched.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 2:15:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/25/2008 2:17:55 PM EST by BangStick1]
Mine took 3 weeks for the pain to start easing. 6 weeks total.


Never went to a witch doctor.


DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT watch any funny movies!! I damn near killed myself laughing while watching Wild Hogs.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 2:15:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/25/2008 4:39:18 PM EST by Arcane6-1]
A motorcycle accident fractured two ribs on my left side along with a fractured left leg. The leg was an inconvenience but the ribs were the pits. Man I had to be careful if someone told a really funny joke, if it was a good one and I laughed really hard it would bring tears to my eyes it hurt those ribs so bad. The first 90 days were the worst, but it took 5-6 months to get completely over the fractured ribs.

Arcane6-1
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 3:09:28 PM EST
i had sympathy for you until you mentioned nipple 3- 4 weeks and dont SNEEZE either you will cry
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 3:12:23 PM EST
Remind me not to break my ribs.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 3:21:27 PM EST
Mine took about 2 months before the pain was tolerable and didn't greatly affect my daily life.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 3:28:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By blessteve:

Weeks and don't laugh, cough or fart.


This. I'm on day 8, and while I think I'm improving, do any of the above (or God frorbid, sneeze) and it feels like you're back at day 1.
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 4:26:46 PM EST
more than 8 weeks bc I kept training (fighting)
Link Posted: 12/25/2008 5:43:09 PM EST
It will take a while. I was run over by a Humvee, front right wheel centered my chest. Busted them all.
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