Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ugh again.

Just when I thought I was almost beter...

My ribs on the right side have continued to be in quite a bit of pain... think no laying on my back or right side... reduced movement... tenderness to touch... it's been a pain-- quite literally!

I went to a new primary care doctor today (the one recommended by the Ear, Nose, & Throat doc who cured me a month or so ago) and this office seems much more competant.

The results are in: the new doctor has diagnosed me with a fractured rib. Sweet. Can it get any more exciting?

Anyhow, for all the times I've ended up with an achey body lately, at least I finally have an answer as to what's up.

I'm broken! :-)

But really, it sounds like I'll be okay... it's just going to be a little painful for a while.

Why has this happened you may ask? Well, if you remember, I was sick for around 7 weeks not long ago. I was going to an incompetant doctor who failed to diagnose me properly on the first 6 visits and I ended up at an ENT who was able to cure me in 3 days with just a little common sense and some nose spray, basically. Anywho... during those 7 weeks, I spent a LOT of my time coughing... and apparently, coughing for 7 weeks = broken ribs.

Take it from me, if your doctor can't figure out what's wrong with you, get a new doctor!

1 comment:

Philip said...

You are the second woman I know who's broken a rib because of a ear, nose, and throat sickness. She had bronchitis and was coughing while driving when *pop*, a rib broke. Take care of yourself.