Recently had a pneumothorax that involved a stay in hospital and two chest drains. The second eventually led to the lung reinflating and I was discharged.
It's been three weeks now and while I'm getting occasional twinges from the chest drains - the second one in particular was very painful when inserted. I'm suffering hugely with anxiety around it. Having panic attacks at the slightest twinge thinking the whole ordeal is going to happen again.
I wonder if anyone has any advice on how to deal with the mental health side of healing, as I'm finding it very tough!