Just so that "Anonymous" has an idea of what I and others have to go through when your lung collapses from breathing
toxic smoke here is a lovely graphic photo of post surgery.
Now, that photo shows the easy peasy part.
The tough part is when the lung actually collapses and you are gasping for air on the side of the street , waiting for the paramedics to come.
" Oh look Dahhhhling, there's our neighbor gasping for air . Doesn't she look serene with all that lovely grey smoke wafting around her fallen body. , Another glass of wine and another log for the fire dear ?
But that really doesn't compare to the out of this world kind of pain when they stick a 14 inch long needle into your lungs to aspirate the lung and then the ribbed intercostal drainage tube gets rammed thru your spayed rib cage.
Yeah , its a real joy walking around with a drainage tube sticking out of your side , which is connected to some sort of alarm system that goes off when ever your levels go above or below .
But the best part was 7 days of morphine while in the ICU unit.
I sure needed it after seeing the hospital bill - $ 141,000.00
Thank goodness I had some form of health insurance.
Only had to pay 10 grand for out of pocket expenses.
OH the romance of it all, a nice wood burning fire, 24 / 7