Sounds like a great thing.
Rib fractures suck. Never had them, but not for lack of trying. Just been lucky, I guess. I was a third base coach in a baseball game one time and wasn’t looking, and got hit in the mid ribs with a blistering line drive.
For about a month, every time I breathed, I got a stabbing pain which eventually became a dull pain.
The worst thing for me was when I was managing the pain and something would cause me to cough or involuntarily inhale sharply, like accidentally bumping against something or if I forgot and tried to say something, or..if someone said something funny that made me laugh.
I don’t know if my rib was cracked or broken, but it couldn’t have been more than one single bloody rib.
I cannot imagine breaking three or four of them in a line...just cannot imagine it.