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sirlofty13 karma

The exact same thing happened to me about 3 months ago. The first time it happened they put a tube in just like you have. I was in the hospital for a couple of days while my lung reinflated then it was good for another 2 weeks. Then it happened again and then I opted for an operation called a pleurodesis which fuses the 2 pleurae in the chest. That wasn't as pleasant as the first time in hospital as the lung had to be scarred and the chest tube was a lot bigger than the first time. But there was lots of morphine so it was ok. The reason for my pneumothorax was that I was "tall and thin and male".

sirlofty6 karma

don't fret bro. it's not that much of a big deal really. i reckon it's better to get it fixed for good then having it happen over and over and getting that damn tube in all the time. welcome to the no scuba diving club btw :D