Miserable weather this morning, wet and raining, as I set off with the 2 dogs. Halfway through the woods I tripped on a protruding rock and went my full length, landing heavily on my chest. Attempts to rise were complicated by Harper Grace coming to see what I was doing down there, so I fell again. There was a really sharp pain in the right side of my chest but, feeling with my fingers can find no evidence of anything broken, so think the ribs are ok.
I was breathing heavily for quite a while as we continued the walk but that is normal for me if I have had a difficulty, like untangling dog leads for instance.
As I know these days that there is no remedy for broken ribs unless a lung is punctured I am inclined to see how things go for a time. My only question is, is it easy to feel a broken rib or can it be hidden from the touch?