Recently Mike got a hernia from the force of his coughing, so he uses a back support belt (the kind used for heavy lifting) which has helped. But he just spent a week in the hospital on major pain meds for infection and possible cracked ribs/torn muscles. He's at home now, still on pain meds which reduce but don't eliminate the pain. If it's too painful to cough, he can't clear his lungs. Pain meds aren't a long-term solution, especially since he wants to get back to work. Has anyone else had this kind of issue? If so, any suggestions to reduce pain/damage? Thanks! Karen
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