Recovering from pneumonthorax

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I’m 47 and have just been discharged from a 12 day stay in hospital with a collapsed lung. I’m generally fit and well and a non smoker, still no answers as to why this happened! Any advice for this recovery period from people who have been through it and what I can expect going forwards? I’m the opposite of a tall thin young male by the way haha! Mel

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    Expect resistance shortness of breath doing menial tasks walking moving around a lot lifting items ECT. Just don't push urself too quickly.

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    Its Latin name translates as spontaneous. To date even with the technology we have no one actually knows why. They know how it happens but not why. It takes 6-12 weeks recovery but 12 days in hospital is a long time normally it's between 48-72 hours. Without all information on yourself I'd say closer to the 12 weeks. Work wise 3 weeks of then gradual return to work over a 6 week period. You know your body better than any doctors so your over qualified to say lol. You must take your time do not run before you can crawl or you'll cause more damage. 99% of all cases go onto never having it occur again. Then there's me who's has three world records on lung collapses lmfao. Sheet happens is how I live my life now I do not let it effect my life or what I chose to do. I've died more times than two cats have lives. Last chest drain I put in myself as none were qualified and surgeons were 2 hours away lmfao.

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