Saturday, July 24, 2010

it only hurts if I breathe

I'm grumpy. I seemed to have somehow pulled/torn/cracked something in my ribcage and it's annoyingly annoying. The smell of Ben-Gay is not helping.

I'd been dealing with a slight tinge of something there for the past few days, then I did something as innocent as sit up off the bed, but I apparently did it all wrong, because I felt an audible "pop" and here I am now, all Ben-Gayed. Where did that product name come from anyway?

But, it could be worse. I can walk and talk and appear somewhat comfortable. There are just a few unmentionables that are out of the question at the moment.

Right. Bowling. You were thinking bowling, right?


Anonymous said...

Ouch. Let's take bowling off of your list of activities.

agg79 said...

That s$*%@ happens when you get older. Telling someone you hurt yourself getting up out of bed doesn't quite have that same zing as telling them you hurt yourself rappelling or mountain biking. Bengay and Advil are your allies. That's the smell of a retirement home. BTW - Ben-Gay was developed in France by Dr. Jules Bengué, and brought to America in 1898.

Bowling. Right. I got that.

Wendy said...

You sound like my son who coincidentally is named Ben. He's had a cough for a bit and now his rib cage hurts. It got better, then he went swimming and came home bawling. We had him checked out and xrayed and nothing but some pleury? around his lungs due to the virus he has.
I hope you feel better. Maybe you should get checked out though?

terri said...

I was sure you were going to say you injured yourself doing some of those herculean exercises you tend to do. How frustrating that it was the simple act of getting out of bed that caused such pain! Hope you feel better soon.