Well, as Marc said, that was a very expensive visit to the orthopaedic surgeon to confirm what we already suspected – well, it was me that suspected it. Anyhow, to cut a long story short, I had the x-rays done, which were inconclusive and the doctor said it’s most likely a fractured rib. Something I had guessed it was from the beginning. My lungs are fine and even though the possibility was there, he did not think it was a pinched nerve in my spine. He said that the fact that I was using less painkillers than a month ago also seemed to be a sign that my rib was healing.
Now, I’ve got to see how long it takes. It’s been four weeks already, so he said that by the end of February, things should be sorted, but we’ll see how that goes. My broken leg that I had about 3 years ago took 3 months to heal, so we’ll have to see how long these ribs take. I am feeling quite sore today, but I’m putting off taking a cataflam as long as possible, so that I can have a good night’s sleep tonight.
I went downstairs for more training this morning and sat with one of the call centre agents as they handled calls. The system does not look as complicated as I first thought, though it was a different section of the system that I had a look at this morning, I’m already getting an understanding for how it works. It’s far easier to understand what someone is talking about when you’ve had the opportunity to work with the program for a while.