I know how you feel. I have a floating rib as well and one they took out due to my back. Sucks. When that rib moves I can feel it. Feels like it is coming out of my skin. I am so sick of talking about it and not having people understand. i am 35. It had cost me a lot in my life. But you already know that. Sometimes i feel like my lungs are being crushed. But I do have great doctors and I feel sorry for the people who do not. i try to exercise everyday. that helps but painfull so I just work thur it.View Thread
I have had three thoracic surgeries and i am young, It all depends on how knowledgeable your Doctors are. I love on the East coast and we have the best Doctors In Boston, It sucks but you have to keep fighting.View Thread
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