I don't know what you are talking about....healing in a couple of months, with no pain after that? Hell, when I cracked (possibly broke, never went to the doc for pics) mine it took well over a year for them to heal pain free. Yeah, for normal things like turning, coughing, laughing, etc. there was no problem after a few months......but try coaching wrestling! Holy S**t! The first time I had one of the kids do a move and land on my chest I thought I was going to pass out..LOL (now). Wasn't until near the end of the season that I could just forget them and move normally. Not sure they ever healed properly as they still ache from time to time....and it's been 3 years.....but that could just be my age... And no, I don't feel like a fool for coaching wrestling at my age (late 50's).....the head coach just retired before last season, when he turned EIGHTY YEARS OLD! (his wife made him...LOL) Anyways....hope YOU heal up quickly and fully, it sure sounds like you have had it much much rougher than I ever did!