SO TO ALL OF YOU! HELLO! Finally a group of people that may understand that "weird" feeling in the chest. When I'm trying to sleep and it hurts , oddly, I find "inducing a belch" causes a little counter pressure and gives a little temporary relief. Drinking too many fluids seems to adgitate it as well (too much counterpressure?)
YES, IT CAN KILL YOU!
Claiming that because yours is broken and you're still alive as the grounds that it can't kill you is IGNORANCE! In greek, it means "sword". Not only can it puncture your heart but your diaphram and other internal organs. It's not likely to happen when it breaks, it happens AFTER it breaks, once loose and "floating". One more punch in the gut could well be your last. How about an airbag or, like mentioned, seatbelt.
So, DON'T TAKE THEIR IGNORANCE! DEMAND THAT IT BE REMOVED (unless they come up with a killer glue!)
Damn this thing hurts.... TAKE IT OUT!
I can't believe that I have to explain to doctors, who SHOULD KNOW, what is wrong with me and what they need to do to fix it.
I do wonder (I know alot of these postings are old, but there IS new activity)..
To the poster that had it removed and now feels "empty" and "uncomfortable". Does it still hurt? Is it unbearable compared to the constant dull ache? Is there a scar? How was the healing? There's soooo little info on this, PLEASE SHARE! WE NEED ANSWERS!
Is anyone else as frustrated that our "medical professionals" are clueless and uncooperative about something as serious as this? Sure some of your's don't sound to bad, but it's not going to get better.
At least this last time it kinda flipped over the ribs a little. I'd rather that it flip over the ribs then under the ribs.
And lastly, your life is worth more then a good sensoreding out from your mom. When she finds out how quick it could kill you over so little. She won't care....
Posted By mike on April 03, 2007 at 14:52:02:
In Reply to: Re: Broken Xiphoid Process
posted by Mike on April 03, 2007 at 14:51:40: