Nearly 4 weeks ago, I had fallen off my bike due to being extremely careless and for lack of a better word, being stupid. I fell off my bike and my ribs fell right on the butt end of my handlebar. I didn't feel a thing during the fall other than a slight bruising pain. I felt very little until about 2 days afterwards. The pain became more evident after a skiing faceplant I had done 2 days after my bike fall. Being as stubborn as I am when it comes to my health, I just shrugged it off as a bruised rib and that the pain will soon go away. Fast forward 3 and a half weeks later, the pain and discomfort is still there. Now I am thinking for sure I did some damage. So off to the walk-in clinic I go, got a referral to have some X-rays done and went straight to the x-ray lab immediately after the clinic. After a week of waiting, I finally got my results today. Fractured rib is the diagnosis! Yay! :( boo .
The good news is that it was only a small fracture and that throughout this whole time it has already been healing. What I am feeling now, as the doc says, is just soft tissue injury. It shouldn't be too long til I am completely healed. Oh, and his last words of advice.. "just take it easy". 'k doc, I'll try. :D
For those interested in actually seeing how I managed to fracture a rib, I actually caught it on video!! Here it is on Youtube .
Do you now see how stupid that was? I still can't believe that a little fall like that could cause a fractured rib. But hey it was still fun and funny! I'll be fine mom. :P