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After 24 hours of feeling like the left side of my chest had turned into a painful stone weighing a billion pounds and also with magic stabbing functionality I finally made an appointment at the university hospital. There I discovered that through my violent coughing fits of late I have self-inflicted two cracked ribs. Plus enough severe muscle strain to make me want to bisect myself (the right side of my body feels fine). Codeine makes me throw up so all I get is ibuprofen, lots of it. And maybe some time off from working to watch Veronica Mars DVDs in bed.
Update: aaah it is 5:20 AM, am still awake, can't sleep. Matters made worse: Kiyash came down tonight with the thing that made me hack my own ribs, so he can't sleep either, all the mucus is making him reall sick to his stomach. So here we two miserable sickies are finall giving up on trying to sleep and optimistically declaring tomorrow a Sleep Day, whenever we finally manage to get to it. And now for the 8th Veronica Mars episode of the evening...
Hang in there! The DVDs sound like just what the doctor ordered.
(Did the hospital actually have a mirror-reversed sticker on the locker behind you?)
Pavel, I imagine she took this using a camera phone with a rotating lens - pointing it towards the user of the opened phone would otherwise take an "upside-down" picture, hence the software's capability to flip the image.
Oh, and Jesus, that sounds rough. Get better!
with magic stabbing functionality
OMG that made me laugh so hard I feared for my OWN ribs.
YAAAARRRGGH that SUX so bad -- this happened to a friend of mine too - she coughed so hard she broke her own ribs. Not fun. If I lived closer I would *so* bring you morning rolls from Tartine.
xoxoxoxo feel better
Oooh, sounds harsh. I pray you have a quick recovery!
I'm having an 8-Bit theatre flashback here:
Black Mage: It's Stabbity stabbing time!
Arrgh. Hope you feel well soon!
I think in retrospect that I did this once (one rib), though the clinician I saw said it was impossible. I felt the bump on my bone where none had been before....
I've had a little sinus thing for a few days... now i'm terrified beyond belief to even cough!
Hope you feel better soon!
omg - I did not realize that one COULD break one's own ribs. I thought that to do that, you needed to run afoul of a guy named Guido.
Yeeouch. :-( What, no Vicodin?
Feel better soon.
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