What's it like to break your ribs?
I (Dayle) found out the answer to this question today when I crashed while riding my bike along Kahekili Hwy in Kaneohe. The result of the crash: four broken ribs (#5, 6, 7 and 8) and a severely sprained left shoulder. There also was some road rash and a concussion, but these were "minor" compared to the busted ribs and shoulder.
But I will live to ride another day. The ER doc at Castle Hospital said I'll be better in about six weeks.
In the meantime, remind me not to laugh, cough, or sneeze.