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Old 07-06-2008, 07:22 PM
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Bad day at the lake ends in a fractured rib

I fell today while on 1 ski and slapped the water really hard on my left side. Lived with it till we were finished for the day and stopped by the ER on my way home to get checked out. Doc says I have a fractured rib and busted cartilage.

I've broken the ribs on the left side twice before, doing stupid things, question I have:
is there anything out there to wear that would help protect my ribs in the future? I have a barefoot suit (of course I didn't have it on) and vests (plain jane ones). Anything else?

All these years and falls and NOW I break bones.......gettin old sucks.
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:04 PM
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I fell today while on 1 ski and slapped the water really hard on my left side. Lived with it till we were finished for the day and stopped by the ER on my way home to get checked out. Doc says I have a fractured rib and busted cartilage.

I've broken the ribs on the left side twice before, doing stupid things, question I have:
is there anything out there to wear that would help protect my ribs in the future? I have a barefoot suit (of course I didn't have it on) and vests (plain jane ones). Anything else?

All these years and falls and NOW I break bones.......gettin old sucks.
I've taken some nasty rib shot while hydrofoiling - found that the Oneill Law vest provides pretty good protection.
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:07 PM
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I fell today while on 1 ski and slapped the water really hard on my left side. Lived with it till we were finished for the day and stopped by the ER on my way home to get checked out. Doc says I have a fractured rib and busted cartilage.

I've broken the ribs on the left side twice before, doing stupid things, question I have:
is there anything out there to wear that would help protect my ribs in the future? I have a barefoot suit (of course I didn't have it on) and vests (plain jane ones). Anything else?

All these years and falls and NOW I break bones.......gettin old sucks.
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:18 PM
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that is what i would do!!!

that and walk it off!!! lol
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:25 PM
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I fell today while on 1 ski and slapped the water really hard on my left side. Lived with it till we were finished for the day and stopped by the ER on my way home to get checked out. Doc says I have a fractured rib and busted cartilage.

I've broken the ribs on the left side twice before, doing stupid things, question I have:
is there anything out there to wear that would help protect my ribs in the future? I have a barefoot suit (of course I didn't have it on) and vests (plain jane ones). Anything else?

All these years and falls and NOW I break bones.......gettin old sucks.
Fall on the other side.
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stop going buy the ER
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Buying the ER would be pretty expensive ...
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