By rachlette - 17/04/2015 21:47 - United States - Seattle

Today, I coughed so hard that I fractured two ribs. FML
I agree, your life sucks 33 442
You deserved it 2 789

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That wasn't a cough, it's an alien trying to burst out of your chest cavity.

Sounds like you have very fragile bones. You should get that looked at.

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How is that possible?

Ribcage muscles expanded too far out, I'm guessing she fractured the bottom 2 near the diaphragm

Cracking story! But seriously, feel better soon OP! :)

I'm sorry for your pun... :(

I shouldn't have tried :p

Sounds like you have very fragile bones. You should get that looked at.

Anyone can fracture a rib if they cough hard enough. Don't need fragile bones for it to happen.

I'm a nurse. I see this more often then you would believe.

Sounds like you've got whooping cough.

Actually I have done that more times than I want to remember. Of course I have asthma so anytime I get a cold the coughing is worse. My bones are good though.

I learned in CPR/First Aid training from our surgeon instructor that a patient came in to the hospital with cracked ribs. All she did was sneeze. They found out she had osteoporosis. So #4 is right, OP should (most likely already has) go to the hospital.

It's not that uncommon

amileah13 26

Yeah your life sucks! Sorry that happened to you op!

So you have a superman diaphragm but human ribs? You might wanna get a replacement for those...

I think this FML needs a follow up. I wunna know just how that happens.

Ooh ouch that makes me cringe

That's a big cough you got there

That wasn't a cough, it's an alien trying to burst out of your chest cavity.