... ure that the stopped smoking have saved me from a lot of troubles, and maybe even more collapsed lungs, even if nobody can say what the trigging mechanism to the spontaneous pnemothorax was. I also think that a bonus was that the collapse was big so the entire area collapsed was strengthed by the irritation of the inoperated tube. ... (32 replies)
... was diagonised for spontaneous Pneumothorax of my left lung. ... (32 replies)
... He had a spontaneous pneumo 2 months ago after a ton of coughing with a sinus infection and running at the same time. ... (8 replies)
... I had a spontaneous pneumo-thorax 2 months ago. Very painful experience. I was a smoker for 27 years and let me tell you i quit effective the day i went in the hospital. That scared me so bad, it cleared my mind of smoking totally...no withdrawls! Amazing to me yet as i write this. I was in the hospital 5 days with a chest tube. What i now have is this terrifing fear my lung... (5 replies)
... I have had 3 spontaneous pneumo-thoraxes in the past 6 years, each affiliated with times of severe stress/grief. I presume there must be some PhD interested in researching the causes of this happening in a physically fit, not skinny, short woman. When other people die, shouldn't mean I end up in the hospital too. I had a chest tube the first time, surgery the second (I was... (2 replies)
... This is a message I posted a few months ago...
Just yesterday my left hand lung collapsed again. I don't think it was very severe, but I haven't been to my doctor and had x-rays yet. If anyone has any insight... please enlighten me. Do I need surgery? What does it involve if i do? (32 replies)
... im a 27 year old female i came out of hos two weeks ago after haveing op. Im scared of it happening again it happend out of the blue iv had to give up smoking i hate it even tho the doc said my lung cant collapse again cause of the op im still scared.kel (32 replies)
... Hi my name Rob i have had two operations for pnuemo thorax. once on halloween in 02 and the second on new years 04 well you know the usual story im tall and skinny i wasnt doing anything physical at the time of the collapse either time, and it sucks when it happens after the first two attacks i decided to have the surgery well now it is 2007 and i still have panic attacks when... (32 replies)
... Please,stop smoking.You don't know me from Adam,but,please take my words and quit smoking,the sooner the better.I was a very active and strong carpenter,now,I am a frail and very weak man with 12% of my lungs left.Do you want to know how I feel breathing?Take in a deep breath and hold,now let out more than 3/4 of it,hold it,now,breath in.The feeling you are experiencing is how... (32 replies)
... My history is not that far off from yours except they found blebs on both lungs.
They scarred my entire left lung and only 2/3 of the right.
Do ever have phontom pain or pain you feel may be collapse?
I am having reoccuring pain in the 1/3 that wasn't scarred - note: my surgery was 12 years ago and the pain just started coming and going about 4 months ago.
Advice... (32 replies)
... bes when he would try to take deep breaths. He even refused to take pain medication from the nurses because he really wasn't in much pain. He still had a small pneumo when we left the hospital, the doctor said the lung will absorb it. ... (8 replies)
... I've had 2 spontaneous Pneumo-Thorax's 1 requiring a chest tube, and 1 requiring a huge needle in my chest to let off pressure. That aside, i now have developed an abnormal breathing pattern. All of a sudden I will begin to involuntarily inhale deep, but halfway thru the breath, i will begin to inhale and exhale in a very rapid pattern, sounding like a machine gun. Has... (0 replies)
... Make him go to the doctor immediately and get a CAT Scan. It sounds just like my last scare with spontaneous pneumo-thorax. It means he may have a small hole in his lung and you can hear the bubbling if the lung is next to the chest cavity. My lung also bubbled the last time i had pneumo-thorax, though i was fortunate that it sealed on its own on the way to the ER. I've... (3 replies)
... IF YOU READ MY POST ON "HEY EVERYONE" , WELL MY BABY HAS PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA WHICH IS CAUSED BY SMOKING BUT IN HER CASE IT'S CAUSED BY THE VENTILATOR THAT HELPS HER BREATHE, eMPHYSEMA MEANS ABNORMAL ALVEOLI SAC WHICH ARE INSIDE YOUR LUNG , BUT THERE ARE SOME DIFFRENT KINDS OF SACS WHICH ARE ON THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR LUNGS AND THEY ARE CALLED BLEBS AND WHEN THEY "EXPLODE" THEY... (5 replies)
... I had a spontaneous pneumo-thorax 2months ago. I was a smoker for 27 years. Although the doctor said it was not soley the cause, i was able to quit with no withdrawls.. it scared me that bad. I am so amazed it has been like i never smoked before and i am thankful for that! However, i am so scared of the lung collapsing again, i now have anxiety. Does anyone have any... (6 replies)
... Hi there, my name is Nicole, I had my first pneumo in 1996 on the right side 50% collapsed, then 4 more on the left , 3 in the beginning of last year, I had pleurodesis in April of 2003, be sure the dr.'s give you a lot of pain medication. Mine was done in my hospital room, a couple of days before when I was sent to the e.r. I was taken for a ct scan, and a catheter was placed... (3 replies)
... Anyway, on June 13, 2002 I had my first pneumo on my right side. ... (5 replies)
... I see the Talc operation mentioned a few times here in the forum...I am probably the oldest surviving recipient of that surgery. Back in 1958, after suffering 4 SP's (spontaneous Pneumo's), I was taken to Dewitt Army Hospital at Ft.Belvoir, VA where a Capt. Pollack, one of the best chest cutters in the country was serving his time in the army. He talked to my parents about... (2 replies)
... Hey...I've recently gotten out of the hospital for a spontaneous pneumo-thorax. I had to get a pleurodesis done. In case you don't know what that is, it's a form of surgery where they had to make two small incisions in my back for little cameras and a larger incision a little left of my nipple for them to do the actual surgery. They had to cut a piece of my lung with all... (1 replies)
... My son is 17and suffered from a spontaneous pneumo thorax 4 mo. ago. ... (32 replies)