Ok, so I got T-boned by a guy going 50 mph. He went through the red light. Airbags went off. When I came to in the car, heard animal like grunting noises. After a few seconds, I realized the sounds were coming from me. That's when I realized I was in a world of sh*t.
Then I smelled and saw smoke coming up at me from my dash. I thought, "no way I'm catching on fire" so I tried my caved in door-- jammed. I pulled my legs out from the steering wheel and shakily over the middle column, and out the other door. Some good Samaritans stopped and helped me to the ground. It was pouring rain, and I soaked to the skin in cold water. The people around me, all strangers, covered me with coats, blankets, called my wife, and called the ambulance.
In the hospital, they found bruises up my left side, lung contusion, torn left kidney, bleeding adrenal, internal bleeding, and concern was raised for an injury to the wall of the aorta.
My wife and transferred to the university hospital. The angiogram was negative, thank G-d. My internal bleeding stopped. They decided I could eat (43 hours without), and get out of bed.
I was later sent home. Stiff, bruised, sore to cough, but feeling lucky and thankful to G-d.
Then, last evening, I sneezed suddenly and was introduced to a whole new world of pain; I think I broke a couple of weakened ribs with the sneeze. Passing my kidney stone a few weeks ago was piece of cake compared to the new rib pain.
Anyone got suggestions for dealing with rib fractures?
Thank you for your kind comments and suggestions.