Odd lung recovery

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Hello all!  I have kind of a complicated story here.  On Jan 9th of 2015 I was working undercover as a narcotics detective.  This op came to an abrupt end when I was shot 8 times in the chest and abdomen with a .45 handgun.  Every one of my major organ minus my heart and brain were struck.  Both of my lungs were shot and started to collapse pretty quickly.  Ultimately I lost a little bit of lung  but was able to recover.

Oddly enough, I recently noticed that I could hold my breath longer.  Tonight I timed myself and was able to hold my breath under water for 1 minute and 10 seconds without even starting to feel distressed.  That's the longest I have ever been able to hold my breath and I used to be in the Infantry.   Due to my injuries I can't work out, I'm overweight and I don't do any lung exercises.  I'd love to hear some theories about this.


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    Hi, 861. I was in a nasty accident where I was t-boned on my side, ribs crushed thereby lung punctured, pneumothorax. It collapsed again after they repaired it in the hospital, so I get what your saying about your lung being removed. When my ribs where broken, i couldnt breathe normal for a long time, but being a singer, i used to love singing long notes.

    Theoretically, maybe you are forcing yourself to make up for the lack of what you lost. Like my right side rib cage is still a bit flatter since the accident, but I can now, finally, sing my longer notes. It took almost 5 years, but imI'm there. God bless you for surviving. My husband was 14 years with the LA Sheriff Dept. Jesus loves you.

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