I'm sorry momofmany. My DH broke many of my ribs a few years ago while trying to make my back feel better. Yeah, even our doc had a laugh over that one although I didn't see the humor in it at the time. He has since rebroke one on two different occasions making love. My doc rxd lidoderm patches to put on my ribs. They are about 3x6 inch patches with lidocaine in them and you put them on for 12 hrs and off for 12 hrs. Since the ribs are so close to the skin they do help to numb the area. It's going to take a few weeks for them to heal.
I would have to sit up in bed before I could turn over cause you can't roll over when you have broken ribs as I'm sure you have found.
Driving was horrible with the seat belt and having to turn to look when backing up.
Just take it easy for awhile til they heal. We don't realize how many movements affect an area on our bodies til there is a problem in that area.
Fortunately, we had just moved into a rental house while our house was being built so I didn't have much to do at the time. You better believe he was my servant for awhile.
luv and hugs
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