Opening old wounds

Canada
July 24, 2018 7:12pm CST
Not the emotional kinds of wounds but the physical kind. Many years ago (18 to be exact) I had tripped over a knot in my carpet and fell chest first into the arm of my sofa. That fall had left me with three cracked ribs on my left center. (The heart area) Nothing can be done to "fix" cracked or broken ribs. I just had to take pain meds and endure 2-3 months of painful discomfort. About a year after they healed, I met a friend who, upon realizing who I was, gave me a bear hug. My "healed" ribs cracked again! I was out of commission again for anoth 2-3 months. Several years later I was riding my bicycle down a huge hill, lost control of my bike, flew head over handlebars and landed chest first into the frame of my bike. The old wound reopened again. Another 3 months of painful discomfort. That last incident occurred 11 years ago. Last week I had a visit from two of my brothers. One of them is 6'6 and very stocky. Before they left I asked him for a hug. (Big mistake) He gave me a huge bear hug...guess what? Not ALL of them cracked, but one of my fragile ribs is feeling is a bit displaced. Have you ever had a wound that just continues to reopen?
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@sharon6345 (147408)
• United States
25 Jul
I am about to cry. I am sorry These are not easy for me. I am so sorry. I can't imagine I am sorry. Please forgive me.
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• Canada
25 Jul
@sharon6345 You didn't break my ribs Sharon. Nothing to forgive...unless you are laughing so hard you cry.
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@sharon6345 (147408)
• United States
25 Jul
@Starmaiden No I was sad to read that I am a big cry baby. I feel other pain. It's not easy.
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• Canada
25 Jul
@sharon6345 Hopefully no one from mylot said that?
@sol_cee (18434)
• Japan
25 Jul
Remember not to ask for a hug from your bear of a brother. hehe
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• Canada
25 Jul
Or tell him "No bear hugs".
@RasmaSandra (21125)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Jul
So sorry to hear this. No, I have never encountered such problems. One healed I suggest wearing a T-shirt that says fragile ribs hug with care.
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• Canada
25 Jul
That isn't a bad Idea! I will definitely look into it.
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@Courage7 (21075)
• United States
26 Jul
Poor Lucinda. Yes I do have a wound, several but it is not physical. It is constantly being opened by one or another abusives.
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• Canada
26 Jul
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@Courage7 (21075)
• United States
26 Jul
@Starmaiden Sorry about that it is just what came to mind. I am so sorry that your ribs keep getting smashed. Terrible. I wish it never happened to you.
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• Canada
26 Jul
@Courage7 Me too. It is a constant reminder of how old I (and my bones) are getting.
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@MarymargII (10830)
• Toronto, Ontario
26 Jul
Wow that definitely was a painful post to read-- oh ouch for you!
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• Canada
26 Jul
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@MarymargII (10830)
• Toronto, Ontario
28 Jul
@Starmaiden Don't let anyone hug you ever unless it's in cyberspace haha! hahaha!
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• Canada
28 Jul
@MarymargII Only one armed hugs from now on.
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• United States
26 Jul
Ouch!!! I can't imagine dealing with that pain so many times
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• Canada
26 Jul
I got used to it.
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• United States
26 Jul
@Starmaiden you're a better person than I am. I doubt I'd get used to that pain
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• Canada
26 Jul
@Marilynda1225 It requires many years of building up a high tolerance to pain level. When I broke my wrist back in Feb of this year, the doctor didn't think it was broken because I wasnt "in pain" enough.
@Shavkat (66889)
• Philippines
25 Jul
I am sorry to hear these incidents. I hope you will not have the recurrence of these accidents. I don't have any kinds of conditions. I do hope it will not happen to me.
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@Shavkat (66889)
• Philippines
26 Jul
@Starmaiden I do agree with you. I had seen it to some of my patients before. Be careful always my friend.
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@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
26 Jul
Wow, how painful that must be, so sorry for you. Are your bones especially fragile?
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• Canada
26 Jul
Yes they are. I'm at high risk for osteoporosis.
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@Freelanzer (9536)
• Canada
26 Jul
No more hugs for you. Sorry to hear about that. I never knew a hug would cause that, And no more bike riding too.
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• Canada
26 Jul
I've settled for the one armed hugs and a stationary bike.
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@GreatMartin (6530)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
25 Jul
Over the years I have had many wounds but I've been lucky--I get new ones not old ones! :O) In any case they aren't any fun! Your brother should have known better! :O)
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• Canada
25 Jul
I don't blame him. He didn't know about my ribs being fragile.
@rakski (24118)
• Philippines
25 Jul
Oh my. I hope you fell better. I think it is must very fragile and easy to re-fracture because of the number of incidents it has been re-fracture again and again. I hope you will better soon.
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• Canada
25 Jul
I'll be fine. It does kind of suck though.
@franxav (5933)
25 Jul
Sorry to know you are going through this pain. Hope it gets healed.
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• Canada
25 Jul
Thank you.
@Ebem21 (23)
• Lagos, Nigeria
26 Jul
So sorry. But no.
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• United States
26 Jul
Ouch! That sounds awful. I have some chronic issues but I don't think anything is broken yet!
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@JohnRoberts (67014)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Jul
I have never experienced any bad physical wounds.
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@TRBRocks420 (85783)
• Banks, Oregon
25 Jul
Yes my shoulder, but is fine now.
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