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Jan 14, 2006, 02:57 PM
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Well, I'm going to be out of commmison for a while

I had a lung collapse yesterday and am spending a few days in the hospital. I'm sure I will have to lay off physical activity so no throwing gliders or hiking on Zion. I will probably have to lay off the building as well due to dust and fumes.

They don't really know why it collapsed, but I have a hole in my side and a vacuum sucking on my lung all night. The vacuum is off but I still have the tube in my side.

I have a couple LJ48 kits made up ready to ship but the LJ60 and LJ72 may be released a bit later than the end of the month.

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Jan 14, 2006, 03:04 PM
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Holy Shnikees!! How did that happen? Were you just sitting around (probably cutting foam), and POOOF!! Collapsed lung??

Very scary Andrew. Best hopes for a quick recovery!
Jan 14, 2006, 03:07 PM
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geeh.... could it be that you've been breating L.A. basin air for a week ?
Jan 14, 2006, 03:16 PM
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Happened on my commute to work. Nothing out of the ordinary at all. I coughed and then it started to hurt and continued to get worse until I went in to get checked out.

I've been told that thin guys in their 20's that are athletic are the demographic that has the most problems with this type of thing. They said it was probably a weak spot in my lung for some reason.

Jan 14, 2006, 03:34 PM
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Take care Andrew! Lungs are nice things to have - so rest up and do what the doc's say to get your body back to full strength. Glad you got to a hospital! Let us know if you need anything...

Take care,

Jan 14, 2006, 03:38 PM
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Wow..never heard of a collapsed lung due to anything but trauma.....Good Luck and rest up

Jan 14, 2006, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by the_canuck

I've been told that thin guys in their 20's that are athletic are the demographic that has the most problems with this type of thing.
Hope that means non-athletic thin guys in their 30s are not at risk...
Jan 14, 2006, 04:02 PM
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Sorry to hear that Andrew. Hope you get back in the swing of things soon. If there's any way I can help out, please let me know.

Jan 14, 2006, 05:00 PM
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ouch , thats gotta sting , when i was 17 i had a near miss when a tree branch hit me in the side , hope you get better soon , then just take it easy , lungs are important things as we all need oxygen for our blood..

Jan 14, 2006, 05:09 PM
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Get well soon! And try to rest!
Jan 14, 2006, 05:34 PM
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They took away the Morphine button so it's a bit uncomfortable now. I'm due for more Meds soon.

Jan 14, 2006, 05:40 PM
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Good luck,

Enjoy the rest.
Jan 14, 2006, 06:34 PM
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OUCH! Please get better! I was going to bug you about LED kits but I'll give you a year before I bug you!
Jan 14, 2006, 06:40 PM
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Wow Andrew, that sucks. Get better soon man, glad you did not pass out and crash you truck or something.
Jan 14, 2006, 07:14 PM
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All the best for a speedy recovery Andrew


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