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2014-01-08 08:09:28 AM
We'd all be dead from reading threads if this were true.
 
2014-01-08 08:31:41 AM
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-08 09:56:14 AM
I once sneezed and cramped my colon. Had to go see a doctor to get meds for it.

I also once vomited and cramped my... Didn't even know you could do that, but it's a muscle so I guess it makes sense.
 
2014-01-08 09:57:44 AM
"Collapsed", did it?
 
2014-01-08 09:57:51 AM
Nice headline. I know a tall skinny guy who's had a collapsed lung before, not sure if it was this, but hey...
 
2014-01-08 10:00:47 AM
"The National Institutes of Health says tall, thin people and smokers are more likely to suffer a collapsed lung.  "

Finally a good excuse for being overweight!

/I'm not Fat
//I'm protecting my lungs
 
2014-01-08 10:01:55 AM
FTA: Chen Baojun, the hospital director's of cardiothoracic surgery, explained that tall, thin men are particularly susceptible....

So obese Americans have nothing to worry about!

/USA! USA!
 
2014-01-08 10:02:51 AM
I thought the linked article was going to be about this movie.
 
2014-01-08 10:03:13 AM
Wait, so we just need one more Chinese headline for a...wait for it...chifecta.
 
2014-01-08 10:05:07 AM
I've had 6 of these in my early 20s and they are not fun. Almost a 2 week hospital stay each time while they put a tube in your chest waiting for the lung to heal enough to not leak air into the chest cavity. One of the times my right lung had collapsed 90% but my blood oxygen levels were still 98%+

The odd part is I didn't fit the normal build for this. I wasn't tall and skinny but short (5'4") and skinny (120lbs) at the time.

On the plus side, I was still in the Navy so I didn't get hit by the hospital bills. That wouldn't have been pretty.
 
2014-01-08 10:05:37 AM
My mistake.  This one is the 3rd.  Damn Chinese taking over everything.  Even my heart (wife is Chinese from the Bronx).
 
2014-01-08 10:05:51 AM
Pneumothorax?  Meh.  What are the latest NIH numbers on "spontaneous combustion" among Americans?
 
2014-01-08 10:06:40 AM

Kiler: I've had 6 of these in my early 20s and they are not fun. Almost a 2 week hospital stay each time while they put a tube in your chest waiting for the lung to heal enough to not leak air into the chest cavity. One of the times my right lung had collapsed 90% but my blood oxygen levels were still 98%+

The odd part is I didn't fit the normal build for this. I wasn't tall and skinny but short (5'4") and skinny (120lbs) at the time.

On the plus side, I was still in the Navy so I didn't get hit by the hospital bills. That wouldn't have been pretty.


So now I'm curious.  Any idea why it stopped?
 
2014-01-08 10:11:21 AM

dopekitty74: Nice headline. I know a tall skinny guy who's had a collapsed lung before, not sure if it was this, but hey...


Speaking as a tall (formerly) skinny heavy smoker guy who's had a collapsed lung, I, uh, well... I realize I have nothing to add to this conversation. Other than providing another data point to support the tall skinny guy smoker hypothesis I suppose.

Also supporting it is that now I'm overweight, I haven't had one since!
 
2014-01-08 10:11:29 AM

luxup: Kiler: I've had 6 of these in my early 20s and they are not fun. Almost a 2 week hospital stay each time while they put a tube in your chest waiting for the lung to heal enough to not leak air into the chest cavity. One of the times my right lung had collapsed 90% but my blood oxygen levels were still 98%+

The odd part is I didn't fit the normal build for this. I wasn't tall and skinny but short (5'4") and skinny (120lbs) at the time.

On the plus side, I was still in the Navy so I didn't get hit by the hospital bills. That wouldn't have been pretty.

So now I'm curious.  Any idea why it stopped?


He got out of the Navy and stopped schlurping meatsticks.

/sorry. had to go there. USAF Ret.
 
2014-01-08 10:14:44 AM
I'm a tall, thin person, so I'm getting a kick out of this thr*HURK*
 
2014-01-08 10:15:24 AM

jolt_man: "The National Institutes of Health says tall, thin people and smokers are more likely to suffer a collapsed lung.  "

Finally a good excuse for being overweight!

/I'm not Fat
//I'm protecting my lungs


Screw my lungs.  I'm just fat.
 
2014-01-08 10:17:18 AM
CSB-time...

I had a nice bout with pneumothorax while stationed in Germany (USAF).  I had taken my kid to his playgroup and while just sitting there watching him play, I got this sudden heartburn feeling that was exetremely painful - enough to make me double over in pain.  It was so much like heartburn that I didn't think it was caused by anything serious.

I got some Zyrtex, which didn't do shiat.  Advil kept the pain down a little bit.  It wasn't until bedtime that it scared the shiat out of me and I figured something wasn't right.  When I laid down on my back, the pain came back in a hurry, causing me to gasp for air and sit back up in bed as fast as I could.  I eventually could only sleep if I slept on my left or right side.

German docs couldn't figure out why my lung collapsed as it wasn't due to trama or stabbing/shooting nor disease.  I got the hole in the chest with a nice tube that rested on the back of my chest cavity making it an extreme biatch to sleep that not even morphine could help.  The docs said it may be due to my tall height (6'6", 240 lbs) and that I'm at good odds of having it happen again and if so, they described a procedure that basically meant my chest cavity would be opened up and the lungs would be attached to the lining of the cavity to prevent future collapses.  fark that noise.

/fingers crossed, 4 years so far.
 
2014-01-08 10:26:31 AM

SoupJohnB: Pneumothorax?  Meh.  What are the latest NIH numbers on "spontaneous combustion" among Americans?


Dammit.  Beat me to it.  I was once blessed with Spontaneous Pneumothorax.
 
2014-01-08 10:27:53 AM
Anybody else yawn on reading that headline?
 
2014-01-08 10:28:49 AM

Satanus Maximus: CSB-time...

I had a nice bout with pneumothorax while stationed in Germany (USAF).  I had taken my kid to his playgroup and while just sitting there watching him play, I got this sudden heartburn feeling that was exetremely painful - enough to make me double over in pain.  It was so much like heartburn that I didn't think it was caused by anything serious.

I got some Zyrtex, which didn't do shiat.  Advil kept the pain down a little bit.  It wasn't until bedtime that it scared the shiat out of me and I figured something wasn't right.  When I laid down on my back, the pain came back in a hurry, causing me to gasp for air and sit back up in bed as fast as I could.  I eventually could only sleep if I slept on my left or right side.

German docs couldn't figure out why my lung collapsed as it wasn't due to trama or stabbing/shooting nor disease.  I got the hole in the chest with a nice tube that rested on the back of my chest cavity making it an extreme biatch to sleep that not even morphine could help.  The docs said it may be due to my tall height (6'6", 240 lbs) and that I'm at good odds of having it happen again and if so, they described a procedure that basically meant my chest cavity would be opened up and the lungs would be attached to the lining of the cavity to prevent future collapses.  fark that noise.

/fingers crossed, 4 years so far.


Good lord, that's one step away from going to a good old witch doctor.  Modern medicine has advanced a bit.  I ended up in the same place about 10 years ago.  The surgery was scopic through 2 holes under my arm pit.  Went home 3 days later and never had a problem again.  If you do find yourself In this position and anyone even mentions open chest surgery, can them immediately.
 
2014-01-08 10:30:19 AM
I had one of those but I was on the throne taking a dump when it happened.
 
2014-01-08 10:31:59 AM

luxup: Wait, so we just need one more Chinese headline for a...wait for it...chifecta.


YEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHH!
 
2014-01-08 10:35:32 AM
I had one of those but I was on the throne taking a dump when it happened.
 www.clubdata.com.au

And may I say Google isn't your friend in this particular instance.
 
2014-01-08 10:37:59 AM

Hydra: FTA: Chen Baojun, the hospital director's of cardiothoracic surgery, explained that tall, thin men are particularly susceptible....

So obese Americans have nothing to worry about!

/USA! USA!


redundant is redundant
 
2014-01-08 10:46:55 AM

SuperNinjaToad: Hydra: FTA: Chen Baojun, the hospital director's of cardiothoracic surgery, explained that tall, thin men are particularly susceptible....

So obese Americans have nothing to worry about!

/USA! USA!

redundant is redundant


I think that it probably has more to do with the rampant air pollution than they morphology of a person particular body type- the exomorph b. Otherwise board nba players would be dropping like nfl players.
 
2014-01-08 10:55:48 AM

Franco: SuperNinjaToad: Hydra: FTA: Chen Baojun, the hospital director's of cardiothoracic surgery, explained that tall, thin men are particularly susceptible....

So obese Americans have nothing to worry about!

/USA! USA!

redundant is redundant

I think that it probably has more to do with the rampant air pollution than they morphology of a person particular body type- the exomorph b. Otherwise board nba players would be dropping like nfl players.


After having gone through a 3 year period with numerous spontaneous phumos, there was a strange side effect.  I read a lot about the condition.  You won't find much evidence to back up what you just typed.
 
2014-01-08 10:57:34 AM
Sometimes a yuan can be dangerous to your health
 
2014-01-08 11:03:45 AM

Plant Rights Activist: Sometimes a yuan can be dangerous to your health


Especially when it's floating.

/Currency events for $10
 
2014-01-08 11:07:31 AM
So...nobody died?  Nice headline.
 
2014-01-08 11:15:25 AM
I had two, so I'm getting a kick out of...

After the second they went in and cut out the 'bad' part of the lung and stapled the hole closed. Since then I noticed I don't get as many colds/seasonal illness as I used too.
 
2014-01-08 11:16:56 AM

ChipNASA: luxup: Kiler: I've had 6 of these in my early 20s and they are not fun. Almost a 2 week hospital stay each time while they put a tube in your chest waiting for the lung to heal enough to not leak air into the chest cavity. One of the times my right lung had collapsed 90% but my blood oxygen levels were still 98%+

The odd part is I didn't fit the normal build for this. I wasn't tall and skinny but short (5'4") and skinny (120lbs) at the time.

On the plus side, I was still in the Navy so I didn't get hit by the hospital bills. That wouldn't have been pretty.

So now I'm curious.  Any idea why it stopped?

He got out of the Navy and stopped schlurping meatsticks.

/sorry. had to go there. USAF Ret.


Hey Flyboy....the g-suit hours over your legs and oxygen mask is supposed to go on your face. Hypoxia is dangerous, y'know.

Surface targets....gotta explain everything to 'em.

/SSBN 626, USS Lafayette
//We Hide With Pride
 
2014-01-08 11:20:49 AM
:-O = -_-
 
2014-01-08 11:25:46 AM
CSB time:

I saw this happen to the lead singer (yep, tall skinny guy) of this band:  http://www.reverbnation.com/legionspa about a year or so ago. He was just sitting at the merch table when he stretched (maybe yawned too, couldn't tell from behind him), and then doubled over in clear distress while members of his band rushed over to him. I heard him say  "yep it collapsed again." I went over to talk to him to see if he was OK or needed any help, because he started looking awful. He said it was like the 3rd or 4th time this happened to him, and he wasn't sure how he'd be able to afford yet another medical bill. I encouraged him to get the hell out of there and get to a hospital, but he said he wouldn't leave until his band played (he wouldn't be able to sing though, obviously). I bought one of the bands CDs and gave them $20 for it, even though they only wanted something like $9-$12. They didn't want to take it, but I said hopefully it'll help a little towards the medical bill. I never even listened to that CD, and I hope he made out OK.

/end CSB
 
2014-01-08 11:33:26 AM
I hereby decree that all people who shout AAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWHHHH! when they yawn will have this happen as punishment. 

Good job on being proactive and making it so before my decree, universe
 
2014-01-08 11:34:18 AM

rohar: Satanus Maximus: CSB-time...

I had a nice bout with pneumothorax while stationed in Germany (USAF).  I had taken my kid to his playgroup and while just sitting there watching him play, I got this sudden heartburn feeling that was exetremely painful - enough to make me double over in pain.  It was so much like heartburn that I didn't think it was caused by anything serious.

I got some Zyrtex, which didn't do shiat.  Advil kept the pain down a little bit.  It wasn't until bedtime that it scared the shiat out of me and I figured something wasn't right.  When I laid down on my back, the pain came back in a hurry, causing me to gasp for air and sit back up in bed as fast as I could.  I eventually could only sleep if I slept on my left or right side.

German docs couldn't figure out why my lung collapsed as it wasn't due to trama or stabbing/shooting nor disease.  I got the hole in the chest with a nice tube that rested on the back of my chest cavity making it an extreme biatch to sleep that not even morphine could help.  The docs said it may be due to my tall height (6'6", 240 lbs) and that I'm at good odds of having it happen again and if so, they described a procedure that basically meant my chest cavity would be opened up and the lungs would be attached to the lining of the cavity to prevent future collapses.  fark that noise.

/fingers crossed, 4 years so far.

Good lord, that's one step away from going to a good old witch doctor.  Modern medicine has advanced a bit.  I ended up in the same place about 10 years ago.  The surgery was scopic through 2 holes under my arm pit.  Went home 3 days later and never had a problem again.  If you do find yourself In this position and anyone even mentions open chest surgery, can them immediately.


Yea, had the same scopic procedure done 12 years ago due to a recurring spontaneous pneumothorax and haven't had a problem since. I actually had 3 holes on my side, one that was used after the surgery to drain blood and any other fluids from the area while recovering. Same timeline leaving the hospital, three days. Worst part was having the tube removed before leaving, which was running between ribs and into the lung area. I was already weened off of the morphine drip and they basically just ripped the tube out after a two-count, nothing local to numb the pain. Fun times.

As to why I was prone to the spontaneous pneumothorax, I wasn't super tall (5'9") but fairly skinny (125 lbs soaking wet) and a cross country runner. First occurrence happened during a workout that felt like a cramped muscle in my upper back/shoulder blade that I brushed off until the next morning where the pain had gotten so bad I was having trouble breathing. X-rays showed a 20% collapse, doctors said to rest and see if it reoccurs. Felt better after a week or so. Second time happened a couple months later while walking down the hallway at my high school, no exertion whatsoever, and this time the lung collapsed around 40%. This time the doc said at this point its guaranteed to continue happening, and at greater strengths, unless I had the procedure to take care of it. Very glad I did, able to train and run marathons without a second thought.
 
2014-01-08 11:54:36 AM
"The condition occurs when air builds up in the space outside the lung, putting pressure on the organ and stopping it from fully expanding. Though often precipitated by a chest injury or lung disease, pneumothorax can occur without cause."


I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that whatever problem it is that allows air to build up outside of your lungs would be the cause.
 
2014-01-08 11:59:33 AM

luxup: Kiler: I've had 6 of these in my early 20s and they are not fun. Almost a 2 week hospital stay each time while they put a tube in your chest waiting for the lung to heal enough to not leak air into the chest cavity. One of the times my right lung had collapsed 90% but my blood oxygen levels were still 98%+

The odd part is I didn't fit the normal build for this. I wasn't tall and skinny but short (5'4") and skinny (120lbs) at the time.

On the plus side, I was still in the Navy so I didn't get hit by the hospital bills. That wouldn't have been pretty.

So now I'm curious.  Any idea why it stopped?


Part of it was on the left side they put talc and on the right side they split me open and pretty much scrubbed the chest wall with a brillo pad to induce scarring so that when the lung inflated they would stick. If I did get another hole the lung wouldn't collapse because it was stuck to the chest wall. Each side collapsed 3 times....usually about 3 or 4 months apart.

I think the bigger reason was I got rid of my Datsun 510. Damn thing had an exhaust leak I couldn't get rid of. I'd fix it, the engine would backfire, and it would blow out the exhaust again.
 
2014-01-08 12:00:08 PM
I'm pretty sure "Chinese Doctor" is an oxymoron.

/Like "Barbara Streisand's greatest hits"
 
2014-01-08 12:13:26 PM
Satanus Maximus:

It wasn't until bedtime that it scared the shiat out of me and I figured something wasn't right.  When I laid down on my back, the pain came back in a hurry, causing me to gasp for air and sit back up in bed as fast as I could.  I eventually could only sleep if I slept on my left or right side.

 they described a procedure that basically meant my chest cavity would be opened up and the lungs would be attached to the lining of the cavity to prevent future collapses.  fark that noise.

/fingers crossed, 4 years so far.



Almost what happened with me. I didn't really feel short of breath or anything like that...just a persistant stabbing pain on the left side that was worse if I breathed deep. I was like that for a few days until I was laying on my back and started hearing a gurgling sound when I breathed in. When I went in to check it the first doc went through checking me with an EKG, took a chest xray, listened to my lungs, and all that fun stuff. He came back saying I probably pulled a muscle and to take some tylenol. I went home and the next morning got a call from the Radiology dept saying I need to go to the hospital ASAP because I had reduced lung capacity which I had no idea wtf that meant. After I got  to Portsmouth Naval Hospital and showed me the xray I don't see how the doc missed it the day before. You would see a clear line on the left where my lung was and on the right the line where it should be.

It's been almost 20 years since all that happened. I haven't really had a problem since the last surgery.
 
2014-01-08 01:05:18 PM
This is news? I've had 3 spontaneous pneumothoraxes...the activities that preceded them:

1) swinging a wiffle ball bat
2) showering
3) dancing

It happens. And it hurts.
 
2014-01-08 05:24:34 PM
ive had 4 of these, but its been about 7 or 8 years since the last one. im short.
 
2014-01-08 10:37:28 PM
Happened to a fella  who plays World of Warcraft. He ate a brownie and his lung collapsed.

He even made a bizarre video about it:   http://wow.joystiq.com/2009/05/15/wow-moviewatch-why-you-should-never - eat-a-brownie/
 
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