I broke 4-5 ribs on my right side last year and wasn't able to lay down for two weeks, slept sitting-ish on the couch. sucked.
I can still feel my breaks when I stretch or when it's cold in the morning.
Cannabis food is the way to go! I also used icy/hot to relieve the muscle contractions waking up and going to sleep. Good luck sorry to hear of your injury!
and yes coughing, sneezing, laughing and sorry to be crude but taking a crap are PAINFUL!!!
"yeah yeah yeah just keep playin, i can fix it"