Lonchell

97d

Good morning. My name is Lonchell.

Pneumothorax

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  • Lonchell

    97d

    Has anyone experienced a pneumothorax

    • Wess

      96d

      yes i have experienced two

  • Lonchell

    96d

    I've had three. Do you get short of breath at times?

    • Wess

      96d

      yes even after the pleurodesis however it's not the sharp pain

  • Wess

    96d

    Sometimes it feels like the pressure from over eating pushing up on my diaphragm or elevation , it's hard to tell. My pulmonologist isn't helpful

  • Lonchell

    96d

    Ok, I thought I was overthinking. I feel pressure from time to time

    • Wess

      96d

      yeah i overthink a lot. It's honestly PTSD for us so it's hard to clear our mind from thinking things are wrong

  • Lonchell

    96d

    How true

    • Wess

      96d

      any other questions? Did you find it difficult sleeping on your back or stomach sometimes? When i sleep on my back i usually experience more of the chest weakness feeling and stomach issues

  • Lonchell

    95d

    Hi Wes, I've noticed while sleeping on my back; that it feels as if my chest is caving inward, and breathing feels like I'm underwater

    • Wess

      95d

      yes that's how i feel sometimes. Did it ever go away fully?

  • Wess

    95d

    Do you have alpha one anti-tripsin deficiency disorder?

  • GingerHair

    46d

    I’ve had 5 pneumothoraxes from age 24 through age 42. After 3 on one side doctors will want to staple that lung to prevent future collapse on that side. I smoked all my teenage years and into adulthood. After I had my lung stapled I never had another collapse. I did continue to smoke but eventually quit when I was diagnosed with emphysema. Smoking sucks and has adversely affected my life but I blame myself.

    • Wess

      46d

      that's very unfortunate but I'm glad you haven't had any more issues. Smoking is very detrimental, I'm glad you were able to quit. I never smoked so it was very odd how i had 2

      • GingerHair

        46d

        Thanks Wess. At 24 my doctor told me I was a “statistic”. I was a young, tall, slender female. With each lung collapse my chances increased by 25%, then 50%, then 75%, etc. I felt like a walking, ticking (and smoking) time time bomb!

  • Lonchell

    7d

    Hi Gina, Thanks for sharing your story. It's wild how your life can change in a blink of an eye

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