cracked a rib today.

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  1. wrbthe3rd

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    ouch this morning climbing out of bed while hacking my head off from a head and chest cold i have had since saturday,i cracked a rib in the process of gettting out of bed while coughing,my this is a painful thing,kind of sucks it
    hunting season right now.my doctor said this is a pretty common thing,did it ever happen to anybody else here on the forum.
     
  2. rpilthea

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    Yup,
    It happens more than folks believe.

    Praying......

    Rick
     
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    You broke a rib while coughing?! That sounds incredibly painful!

    Heal up man.
     
  4. drewhelean

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    Holy cow! I hope you are ok.
     
  5. Pat1973

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    Yes it happened to me few years ago,i felt so stupid when the doctor told me about it,but yes it can happen,dont worry just be carefull and you will be ok,try to not lift any weight with the affected side,and no brutal turning move.
     
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    Try not to laugh!

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    Yup, broke one 30 years ago while coughing. I had bronchitis. What really sucked was the week or two that followed. Every cough hurt.

    Heal quickly.
     
  9. Sgt. Mac

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    Sorry to hear this. Heal quick Buddy
     
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    Hope you get better soon..

    I never cracked a rib while coughing, but I seperated a rib doing that..
     
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    I dang near cracked one laughing at Chert's post. That was bad, just bad.

    ~JohnP
     
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    Take care and Be carefull don't let anyone hug you ow ow ow...
     
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    I know how you feel. Cracked one a couple of years ago. Rest and be careful of the cracked side. Also, do NOT do any twisting motion. That is the worst. Hope you heel quickly.
     
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    Oh man. Yes sir I've been there. Took me six weeks to get completely over it. I had the chest infection for 10 more days after cracking the rib.
     
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    Dude...OUCH!!!! Hopefully the doc checked out that cough while checking the rib? I had pneumonia so bad once it nearly checked me off the planet...no fun. Get well...Lotsa honey/citrus teas!
     
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    How did?? I diden't know that you could do that?? Get well brother! How long did they say that you're out for?

    PS: You went to a better hospital than the one we went to last time I hope?? They'd wrap you in duct tape, cardboard, and send you home :p

    Hope your doing alright bill...
     
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    :11: Dang!

    Did not know you could break rib that way.
    Been fortunate to never have a broken rib.

    But I can only imagine how much that sucks. Much less when you cough now :2:

    God speed and get well soon.
     
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    oh. sorry to hear about it.

    NOT what i thought when i read the title of the thread... i was thinking marrow... (been reading Hatchet and Brian's Winter by Gary Paulson lately.)

    "you might be a bushcrafter if...." :D
     
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    Dude, ow. I didn't crack mine by coughing but I do know your pain!

    EAT REAL SLOW!!!!! The very last thing you could ever want right now are the Hiccups!!!!!!!
     
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    Hope you heal up alright.

    Never cracked a rib from coughing, but had pnuemonia this past Aug and Sept, I coughed so much and so hard my whole body hurt. Lost 2 months of work.
     
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    I've not done it..but do know of someone who had. Make a pillow your best friend for awhile. Hug that pillow tight when coughing.. it will help I promise. :)

    Get well soon.

    Marsh.
     
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    Ouch! Something very similar happened to my uncle years ago, broke a rib rolling over in bed but that's the only other time I've heard of it. Hope you heal up soon and the pain is manageable in the meantime. Praying for a fast recovery for you!
     
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    Yep. I've done it too. Cracked ribs suck!
     
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    yeah a little better hospital then yours Amp,i can't believe it,its going to suck hunting,it hurts just to sit down.
     
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    GODs speed to your recovery till them lots of rest,and hunting will be a hard pill to swallow so rest as much as possible beforehand or you won't be able to bear it
     
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    Drink more milk!!! oww I feel for you get well soon praying for you.
     
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    ribs , ribs ribs,

    Oh not bbq broken. yup I had one too. 59 years and no broken bones , then break one coughing . pffft.:17::17::p
     
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    I know exactly what your talking about, i broke the same one twice coughing. First time when I had pneumonia, and the second after I had two blood clots to the lungs. I am sorry for you, I hope you get well soon.
     
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    I have popped ribs out of place coughing while sick but no fractures. I have heard this is common though. Man heal fast. When I did have fractured ribs...different situatiuon Epsom salt baths worked great to pull the swelling and soreness out. Ace bandage compression wrapping around the area can also help reduce some of the pain.
     
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    I don't think I've done that, although it may have felt like that, but I didn't go to a doc.

    For some time I've, instead, had to sometimes deal with a pretty serious "back going out" thing.

    Take it easy, take good care and heal up fast, bro'.
     
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    wow - I hope you can heal fast and prayers for such a recovery!
     
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    i hope you healing fast.coughing is a risky practice, a great friend of mine is in a two month
    coma.he doesn't broken a rib he ripped his hesophagus,no chanches.
     
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    As this thread is almost 4 months old--Hopefully you're almost healed up--although it took me over 6 months to fully recover from a costochondral separation

    Manually compressing a pillow over your chest is great advice----wearing a rib belt like some doctors will advise is horrible--as it does not let the chest fully open and could lead to liquid in the lungs (which leads to a lot of other bad things)
     
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    priligy celebrex

    I take priligy pill and it works as expected but after sexual intercourse I sometimes feel muscle pain in the back and fatigue. I do not know if this is because I work like a stud or it is a side effect. Anyway I am lucky that I gave it a try. celebrex
     
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