Good to Know, Now I’m Healed

A month ago I had an xray on my ribs due to excruciating pain whenever I coughed, sneezed or rolled over.
Then I had a bone scan after the xray showed no visible damage.
My doctor works under the no news is good news principle. And I heard nothing. I was just driving out of the car park after work today when my phone rang – “Doctors”. I awkwardly pulled over, taking up four parks, and scrambled to pick up the phone and turn down the radio at the same time. What would they be ringing for? It was the nurse calling to tell me I, most likely, had a rib fracture.
Had being the word, it hasn’t hurt for weeks.


Xray Day

I mentioned the other day that my rib was a bit sore. Over the past few days, thanks to the acquisition of a cough, that soreness has ramped up to excruciating. Every cough and sneeze feels like a knife. Laughing also hurts, which Mr Pigalina learned yesterday after I came close to tears after he repeatedly showed me a hilarious photo.
I am guzzling as many drugs as I am allowed – not enough. All of this agony is possibly down to a cracked rib – caused by coughing!
An xray today will hopefully reveal the source.