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Yoga is not normal

This post is written from the couch, between cycles of icing my right rib cage, where I’ve RE-torn an intercostal muscle (I think.) It’s not a broken rib, though I’ve broken those ribs before in an unrelated concrete-bungalow-stair-faceplant accident in Thailand several years back. 1,536 more words

The hits keep coming

Today’s my first day off of painkillers in over a week. Oh, how I miss them. Hello, aches and pains. Life is better on painkillers (kidding), though I have to say it is (kidding, I think). 436 more words

Cystic Fibrosis

Cruise Control

These days the only waves I make are when I jump into the tub.
I am a cream puff at work, letting the backstabbing and nasty rumors roll off my shoulders. 46 more words

Real Life

Back to Work

After a three week layoff for a broken rib, I get back to work tomorrow.
I am going to tell my kitchen assistant, Loretta, not to get behind me and smack my butt or anything. 111 more words


The Harder They Fall

Damn that hurts!
That’s the way I have felt for the last two weeks after slipping on the ice and cracking a rib.
They gave me some painkiller at the ER that made me throw up four times. 117 more words

Real Life

Wise Words from an Expert Rower

Hunter Terry is a 2012 graduate of the rowing power-house University of Virginia, now studying to become an orthopedic doctor.

Through blood, sweat, and tears Terry  made it into the first varsity four (1V4) her junior and senior years at UVA.   154 more words

Personal Stories

Day 255 Mum, It's Broken

I spent the last 7 days poking my sore rib, where I landed on my Ventolin after a glorious stack skiing down a blue run, and remarking, “I think it might be broken!”  Daniel did not share my enthusiasm for my clinical skills (it hurt with both direct palpation and indirect palpation, along the line of the rib) or my enthusiasm for possibly haven broken my rib.   94 more words