Like "My mom fell and broke a couple of ribs a few years back and since it was her first time, we had no comparison to time to heal. She is a type 2 and at the time she was on oral meds for it. I know we tend to heal slower in our extremities, but I am not sure it is the same for our trunk. The only thing they could do for her was give her some meds for the pain. In the start, it was very hard on her to do anything. It took a month or so before she started feeling more "normal"."