Spontaneous pneumothorax and chest tube treatment for 18 days! My lung healed naturally!

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I've been under chest tube treatment for 18 days for my right lung which was 75-80% collapsed. Too long because I refused to undergo open surgery or VATS as recommended by doctors. Got 3 surgeries already in the past for other illnessess, afraid of having another one :-(  This is the most painful and teriffying episode happened in my life. Sitting position while sleeping - oh, sleepless nights throughout my hospital confinement. Tears and a lot of prayers. My daily treatment to expand my right lung aside from chest tube drain? A special breathing exercise (yoga breathing and cough like breathing) with the use of incentive spirometer. I need to hit a mark with this apparatus. Pain reliever was increased and introduced through IV. Chest X-ray every 2-3 days. Slow and painful...but X-ray result shows improvement from 80% down to 60, 50, 20, until on the 18th day, X-ray result showed full expansion of my right lung! Doctors were amazed and I was in tears of joy! Had hi res CT scan after lung has fully expanded to check for any bleb...no bleb or any abnormalities. Very unusual, according to doctor. I was an active person, I run, play badminton and non-smoker. A month earlier prior my hosp confinement, I took a diving lesson, my first time to dive. Five days after diving, I flew, a 45 min on the plane. Then a month later, this SP occured. The sad thing is that there is chance of recurrence. No more strenuous activities like I used to do.

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    I answered some of this already. All collapse lungs heal natural. If your doctor told you anything else report them. Do not change your life just because something might happen. I hold the world record on this I still dive run work play paragliding parachute sky dive etc etc. The chance of redcurrant problem is about 6% with the vats it's >1% I'm that % lol. The chances are the only been u had caused the collapse. Even more worryingly is they said in a hi res cat they couldn't see anything eh these things are that small the naked eye can't see it so again please report this doctor. I still have not met a doctor surgeon or any other that has the knowledge I have. My doctors consult me about my body or other patients they are struggling with. I know it's hard to believe me and a hard thing to go through but never allow it to change you. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

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