I do sound panic stricken, huh!? LOL. The doc said there is "no way" it is a cracked rib!! He said that my fibro is making the injury hurt worse because it is in the muscle.....not my ribs. There is absolutely no visible bruising - And I read online that it could be a Contusion, damaging muscle fibers and connective tissue (A direct blow from a blunt object can cause a contusion.)
She caught me off guard, as she came from behind and "nailed" me in the back/side rib area. I screamed like I had been shot!! It hurt so bad immediately! And I tensed up right away. (It hurts when someone hugs me, pats my back, or even brushes against me most days from the FMS.) It wasn't until later that night that the pain got worse. It happened in the morning and I continued to pick up the house and carry out normal activities that day. It will be a week ago tomorrow. I can't believe how badly it hurts with the amount of pain medication that I am on. Should I go the hospital?????