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Spontaneous Pneumothorax

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Anyone suffered this? I just had my second (possibly 3rd, but wasn't diagnosed) this past weekend. Very painful followed by discomfort and audible clicking in my chest. Mine have been small enough pockets of air to not need intervention, but the pulmonologist is recommending surgery to glue/staple (?) the lung to the chest lining to prevent future collapses which could be much more severe and potentially critical because she says at this juncture I am no longer in if, but when territory since the change for recurrence goes up exponentially with each episode.

I'll be getting second/third opinions but am curious about the procedure because it sounds pretty invasive (5 days in the hospital), awful and gross. Anyone had this kind of fun and care to share their experience? Unless you died from it - I don't want to hear your story!

wchevronM_WareTad_MkjrunninAaron Webstey

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