I’m at this small outdoor public skatepark where I took my daughter so we could inline skate a bit mostly just on the ground though they do have some really tame little ramps to fool around with too as well as some bigger ones.
One of the ramps is a flat platform about chest high to me with a hand rail around the top and about a 45 degree straight hill down to the ground. The only way up is to to get going fast enough to make it up the ramp. No stairs or anything.
I didn’t think I could do that on inline skates so I decided to try to climb up the side and go down. I don’t even know how to describe this. Like I say the platform is about straight across my pecs with no good way to get up the side on foot nevermind on skates.
I got my feet (in the skates) on top of one of the braces on the ground that make up the frame of this thing and managed to get myself up to where the bottom of my rib cage was up on the platform so I’m kind laying with my weight on my ribs. As I twisted to try and grab the rail to my left side to pull myself the rest of the way up my ribcage rolled against the platform and POP!
Ouch! I got down right away and felt around and couldn’t find any obvious damage and the pain subsided almost immediately. By a few hours later it hurt on my left side sightly in front of straight down from my armpit right where my obliques run over the botom of my ribs. I worked out (chest, tri’s and shoulders) with some discomfort, but made it through OK.
This morning I woke up and turned to get out of bed and wham!!! Felt like a knife in my side. I think I seperated the cartlidge between two of the ribs or something. It hurts, a lot, but only when I turn certain ways, cough, clear my throat hard or tighten up my abs.
I just cannot believe this. I was just getting settled on the anabolic diet and have been gaining steady in both size and strength. The little voice of common sense and mature experience is whispering in the back of my mind “you better take it easy or you are going to be sorry”, but it’s killin me thinking about a lay off right now. DAMMMMMIT!!!
Of all the dumbass ways to hurt yourself. I’m depressed, but I’ve gotta think about what I’m gonna do now. Thanks for listening (reading) I’m just gettin it off my chest. Sorry about the rambling post, but I couldn’t think of a shorter way to describe to what happened accurately.