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37 years...

37 years I've lasted without breaking anything...

Then I had to go and break a ####ing rib Stare.

I'd love to say it happened whilst doing something terribly exciting, like kayaking, or abseiling, but no, all I did was lean over the arm of my office chair to pick something up that I'd dropped. The arm of the chair jabbed in to my ribs, I leant over that little bit too far, and *crack*. that was it :x (Mad). Now I live in fear of every time I need to sneeze :D. Oh well, a weeks rest will hopefully let the pain subside to the point where I can get back to work.

On a plus note though, following my good fortune in winning a Wicked Lasers Facebook competition, I've been unofficially employed by them as a product copywriter :). Since then I have been sent another laser and a prototype of their new super-torch which should be appearing on their site relatively soon (no, I'm not going to post any details of it yet, so don't ask ;) ).

Now if you'll excuse me, I need more tea and paracetamol...
  • Mood: Hurt
  • Watching: Daytime TV... God help me...
  • Drinking: Imitation-brand diet cherry cola... Good though.
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SWAT-Strachan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well it's confirmed, fractured rib & bruising. Doctor's instructions are that I'm OK to work, but no driving or lifting anything... I'm a field engineer for an IT company, that rules out pretty much everything I do! Looks like I'm going to be stuck at home for the next fortnight just arranging parts and visits for other engineers. At least it doesn't count as sick leave.
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bikemerc Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014

Laughing and coughing  aren't much fun either. It is actually a quicker heal to break than to bruise them believe it or not. 
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SWAT-Strachan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
When I can finally drive without yelping every time the car goes over a pebble I'll be much happier.
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bikemerc Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
takes a couple months. you might nee new shocks
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SWAT-Strachan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nah I should be OK after a while. My current car is brand new, I only took delivery of it a week ago, and thankfully it is very comfortable. I'll just have to stick to light duties for a while.
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bikemerc Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
What kind of car?
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SWAT-Strachan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A Vauxhall Insignia Techline, I don't think you have them in the US.




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BantamWolf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ouch! I hope that you have a speedy recovery!! I know it must really suck to be afraid to sneeze, take a deep breath, or even laugh! :/ My Dad had a cracked rib once I'm sure he'd sympathize with you! :hug:
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SWAT-Strachan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's just a complete pain having family members that share my sense of humour, it's almost as if they're trying to make me laugh :o (Eek) .

If you do hug me though, not too tight please, there's no dignity in seeing a grown man cry :D.
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BantamWolf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll do my best to not make you laugh too hard and will try not to give you a :tighthug: kind of hug! :giggle:

I've broken my wrist and a few fingers myself, but I doubt they hurt as much as a rib! :/
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