Day 10 and Counting.

I’ve been bumbling around the past week, nursing a bruised rib. Being an Aunt is a hard job, babies are dangerous.

But I was expecting this weekend, now that the bruise has receded, for the rib in question to stop causing such excruciating pain. Alas, it seems that the bruise was protecting me from the rib’s wrath. Now, 10 days post injury, the rib actually is in *worse* condition than ever.

A quick Google search landed me on a mountain biking injury page. [No, I wasn’t taking the baby mountain biking.]
Apparently ribs take forever +1 day to heal. And even then, may still lash out at you when you least expect it. That’s just not right, on so very many levels. The average healing time is 3-4 weeks. I might as well have pulled a groin.

Sneezing, hiccups - especially those nasty ones caused by a cold can of Coke, laughter, and rolling over while sleeping are all inflaming my rib. These are also all activities i could do a few dozen times a day.

At this rate, I may not have a decent night sleep for another 20 days. And me, I’m just the Aunt ;-)