Remember when I told you I fell while trail running this weekend? It hurt when I hit the ground and Ken says it was a crazy, loud THUD, but I got up right away and finished the run. BAMF, I know. I was kind of sore, yet nothing to write home about. Saturday and Sunday were fine.
But, starting yesterday I’ve had a lot of pain in the ribs behind my left boob. Yes, it hurts when I breathe in. Yes, it is hard to get comfortable when sleeping. No, there is no bruising.
I figured maybe I just had some soreness from the fall, and have been taking Motrin and using a heating pad. Today I went for a 5 mile run and it was bad. My breath was shallow and the impact on my body when my feet hit the ground sent some pain to the sore area. I stopped halfway and had trouble catching my breath. I tried to take it deep breaths, but got stabbing pain.
What the hell? I’ve never experienced this before. Why did it take a few days to hurt? It sounds pretty classic for a cracked rib, no? If you are a doctor, can you come over with your x-ray machine and check things out?
Have you ever had this happen? If so, did you seek treatment? From what I’ve read, there is nothing they can do for you anyway. You just need to rest. Story of my life.
Any tips on how to get more comfortable?
***Update: Just got back from xrays and urgent care. Good news: no crack. Just a strain. Valium. Bad news: mild scoliosis and a crack in my ass.