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Worse Injury You Have Ever Sustained?

Old 12-08-2018, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Sea Daddy View Post

Her name was close to Buella Breaker...
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by FishLife View Post
For those who've never had a collapsed lung, it's like having your breath knocked out, only worse and you can't get catch it. You're just gasping for air, thinking you're going to suffocate.
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My experience was a little different than yours by the sounds of it.

This past spring I had major surgery and one of the side effects was chronic hiccups 24/7. My first bout was 5 weeks straight. The hiccups was causing my left lung lob to collapse about 25 times a day. Each time my lung collapsed it would take me between 30 to 45 seconds to clear my air way to catch a breath. A few weeks later after the 5 wk bout I got another 3 week bout of chronic hiccups, but this time I was easily averaging 50 times a day my lung would collapse and some of those were taking me upwards of a minute to clear.
With your air way being closed off while awake is one thing, but being jarred from your sleep because you can't breath is a whole other level of brain drain.
I can still remember like it was yesterday trying to do a Linda Blair Exorcist head twist and clutching of my throat like I was trying to strangle someone and I'm surprised I never busted ribs for how hard I'd pound on my chest in an attempt to open things up.
At first, I didn't realize what had happened or how bad I was injured. I just thought that the fall had knocked the breath out of me and I wanted to lay down and rest, but after an hour of gasping to breath, my daughter gave me an ultimatum, either I was letting her take me to the hospital or she was calling an ambulance. Doctor told her that she probably saved my life and she doesn't let me forget that.
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Ladder slipped off the deck and I fell 8 feet and stuck the landing and broke the fibula and tibula bi-laterally at the plateau. Doctor said I'd never walk on a roof again and recommended I find a different line of work. I still walk on 6/12 roofs, but can't do anything steeper.

2nd injury: had prostate surgery....caused permanent ED
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