hah Im saying its going to hurt no matter what, and when they are broken up front they hurt more, wrap em up with an ace bandage or something and tough it out, shit hurts no matter what but you should be able to ski in pain after a month. haha if that makes sense
just be happy you didnt seperate em.. thats the worst thing ever.. i have to get my ribs popped back into my sternum like once a week at least and they hurt nonstop with any sports, skiing, football, or track.. but with the fractures the longer you can give it the better itll hold up.. if you push it you can cause more bruising which will make it hurt even worse and longer, i gave mine about a month before workin em and the fracture pain went away pretty well.. but i found that the bandages etc really didnt work that well for me, and i never used em after about the first week
I broke two of mine this january and it wasn't fun. You wont fully recover for months, i would roll over and night and wake up from the pain for about two months, but as for being active and skiing you should be able to fairly soon. It took about two weeks and i could run and ski again, however i could do any weight lifting for another few weeks. It really comes down to pain tolerence, but i would rest as long as possible. If you dont give them the rest they need they may never fully heal.
There are these really awesome people who you can talk to and ask medical questions. They had to go to school for like 25 years and know all sorts of information about injuries, recovery time etc. mhm if I only I could remember what they are called...