dispite current medical pracitce, take a 4 inch ace bandage and wrap your chest. make it rather tight, yes you restrict breathing but at least you will feel like breathing. fwiw think 3 month till you feel better
I feel your pain, been there several times before. I bruised them several times, cracked 2 ribs playing football and had pleurisy twice.
Best advices I can offer is take Aleve every 3 hrs for the pain, drink plenty of water and sleep sitting up and don’t exert yourself.
I wouldn’t wrap anything around the ribs since that might make the pain less but it will also restrict your breathing and an ole fella like you could end up with pneumonia. Sorry to say the only thing that makes the pain go away is time.
Thanks guys. Still very tender with pain especially when sleeping. I did the sleeping sitting-up thing last nite or at least tried to sleep..
Its bad enuff that I just cancelled a 4 day flounder trip planned for tomorrow-Monday. with Acorn20 & Grey Bear,JR. The Mrs said...it must really bother you to do that!! For once I agree with her..but am already in the process of rescheduling. !