This is getting old…

I pulled (or more likely just strained) a muscle in my ribcage.


I was having an attack at my desk when I heard/felt a loud “pop”.


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14 Responses to This is getting old…

  1. Ric the Schmuck says:

    How the hell are you gonna do Townsend-esque windmills with a strained ribcage?????

    You need to take better care, man.

  2. Solonor says:

    Yah. Notice how I said “this” was getting old, not “I’m” getting old…

  3. Sherri says:

    You don’t have to say “you’re” getting old. It’s sort of an inevitable process.

    Does this mean you are too gimped up to show on Friday? How can I laugh at your decrepitude if you don’t show?

  4. shelley says:

    Ow ow ow ow …

  5. the bran says:

    i’m with shelley! ow, ow ow ow ow!

  6. Ric The Schmuck says:

    First, we get “paucity”

    Then, “decrepitude”

    I don’t think I’m gonna be able to keep reading here if this stuff keeps up. I can’t help my fourth-grader with his homework, and then I get this stuff here?

    At least I didn’t pull my ribcage. Yet.

  7. Busy Mom says:

    Dude, get better!!

  8. buzz says:

    Oww! That sucks! Hope you feel better soon, old man, err, I mean young fella!

  9. don says:

    I once felt “a pop” in the right side of my ribcage — not while coughing, but while warming up for an at bat.

    My doc told me I had torn a ligament. It took about three weeks to get better, and did it ever hurt when I coughed!


  10. MJ says:


    This has been a very long case of the ick. Too long. Get better my friend!

  11. Sassy says:

    shelley’s reation must be the ingrained human response to hearing someone pulled a muscle in their ribcage– the first thing that went through my head when I read your post (especially about the popping sound) was “Ow ow ow ow ow!!”

  12. Karan says:

    That happened to me when I was about 23 years old…so it’s not just because you’ve become an old decrepit man.

    You may end up at the doc for this one…when I did it, I was in the middle of a coughing fit caused by pleurisy and the pop was the cartilage between one of my ribs breaking. Hurt like hell that did

  13. Pleurisy? Isn’t that just one step removed from leprosy? You really need to get that looked at, buddy. Feel better soon!

  14. Karan says:

    I don’t think Pleurisy is nearly as bad as leprosy…you don’t lose your lips or any digits or anything like that. It’s the same disease that sent Mrs. Mike to the Yukon.

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