So, Saturday I got the final component (derailer hanger) for my new bike and was super-excited to build it up. I got a call from some friends a couple hours away to come hang out and ride on the boat a bit. Figured "Eh, i can build it tomorrow"...
then I fractured a rib by slipping while untying the boat from the dock and heard/felt POP right in the middle of my sternum. ZOINK
As best I can tell, my bottom right rib is mildly fractured - I have no breathing or other problems, it's just sore. From what I've heard, the best medicine is mild painkillers/Tylenol, mild activity and lots of good food/rest - any other suggestions? Should I 'test ride' and just get off if it hurts in a week or two? I don't have health insurance so the whole "go to the doc, check it out" would likely nail me for the better part of a grand just for a Vicodin scrip, bleh. Of course if I feel that I need to go in, I'll go in, but right now I'm just relaxing and taking it slow.
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