It's been three weeks since the doctor told me that, and I'm finding that there is a slower recovery for people who get chest colds. Every time I would cough, it seems the rib would say, "Okay, let's start the three weeks over." I finally stopped coughing, and figure there might be light at the end of the tunnel. I haven't spent so much time sleeping since I was a teenager.
I'm also wondering if age is a factor in this long healing process. I know it's a factor in asking for more pain medication. I don't want to ask, and I'm down to a couple of little pills left, and that's just because I rationed them the last few days. I guess I should call tomorrow. I could use another few days. I'm thinking about it.