I get this thing called a pneumothorax (pronounced nurothorax) where a lung temporarily collapses.
The first time it happened I dead set thought I was going to die- every breath is pain and it is like having a stroke all up one side. You canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t move fullstop because every slight movement is pain.
They donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t occur as often now and the pain isnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t as bad anymore.
Basically it is a cyst on my lung, which opens up and all you can do is wait till it closes (or atleast thatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s how it was explained to me)
I went to a specialist and all you can do is have an operation where they literally shove a pole into you chest with no pain killers- extremely pain full apparently (something about they canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t use pain killers in those sorts of operations). He then went on the say that you canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t play any form of sport or do much really for a long time after the operation.
Basically unless the incidence of the lung collapses increase, it probably wouldnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t be worth doing. He said if it went on for any longer than a day I would be in trouble and to get to a hospital (the pain lasts a few days but the severe stuff only lasts at most a day.)
The first time it happened was out on the piss with mates and they freaked and took me to the hospital- I thought I was in some serious trouble. Eventually they figured out what was wrong and said I just had to ride it out and then go see a specialist the next day.
Now I know what it is, it isnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢t as freaky when it happens (you can feel when it is coming- like a migrane) and you just deal with it.