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Kristina1

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I have not been on in aa long time but im alive. it seems im fraagile now- I just keep getting injured- either in transfers or my special needs child jumps or steps on me. i no longer posess the mobility to avoid getting trampled. right now im almost positive i have fractured a rib but too scared to go to er.
 

Nikki J

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Oh Kristina. I am so sorry. As long as the rib fracture isn’t displaced and sticking into anything vital the ED can’t do much. It is important to keep taking normal breaths but I think you are on bipap anyway? Try to figure out how to protect the area so nothing gets moved around to cause more problems.

hope you feel better
 

KarenNWendyn

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I’m sorry Kristina. I was wondering about you, so I’m glad you checked in.
I hope you have some type of lift for transfers.

I hope you feel better soon.
 

KateEmerson

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Kristina,

I am so sorry. I've been wondering about you also so thank you for letting us know. I hope you heal quickly, Kate
 

EricInLA

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I was also thinking of you as you hadn't posted in a while. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope you did not break a rib. I know that is a very painful thing. I hope the home improvements you did a little while ago were beneficial. Sending GOOD THOUGHTS to you.
 

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So sorry Kristina. I know how painful cracked ribs can be. Do you have a lift for transfers?
 

blitzc

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Kristina, although I'm so worried about your injuries, I am glad you took the time to check in. Please take care!
Sending hugs that don't hurt! 🤗 🤗 🤗 🤗 :love:
 

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I'm very sorry, Kristina. An Ace wrap billed as for knees might be the right size for your ribs -- nothing too tight. BraceAbility also has a rib binder with more shape to it, on Amazon.

You might also want to adjust your target volume downward on the BiPAP if there is pain with breathing.
 

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Oh that's painful :(
I also wondered that you were quiet and I'm so sorry you have to suffer physical pain just now.

Did you say you are being injured during transfers too?
 

nona

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You have been on my mind. I hope you're ok! Rib pain is awful. I'm sorry that happened to you.
 
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