there goes my record
My lifelong never-broken-a-bone-yet record.
Not even when I crashed my motorbike decades ago.
I'd been having some back pain, thinking I'd strained a muscle again, but usually that gets better pretty quickly and this pain hadn't even lessened after a couple of weeks.
No real OMG!! pain!
Just severe discomfort.
Losing a bit of sleep because I can't get comfortable sort of thing.
So off I went to the hospital, the one my daughter works at, and lay around for several hours while they asked my name and birthdate at least six times, drained me of blood, poked, prodded, x-rayed, you name it, they did it. Anyway, it was eventually decided that I simply had a more severe strain than usual, in the muscles between the ribs.
Off I went home, with instructions to take it easy, take anti-inflammatory tablets a couple of times a day, and stop lifting heavy things, no more vigorous sweeping of squished plums off my path etc.
That's all good, I can lay around like the Queen of Sheba as well as anyone else.
Then the Dr rang me at home. Said after a closer examination of my x-rays, it looks like there just might possibly be a hairline crack near the end of the rib which hurts the most. He said it will take more than a couple of weeks rest to heal, probably closer to a month, since I'd already gone through two weeks of discomfort, and these things normally take around six weeks.
So there it is, I'm no longer the unbreakable one. And I didn't even have to fall over to
break crack something.