Question by Jeffrey C: recovery from three broken ribs one puncturing lung. had chest tube two days later due to fluids.?
I broke three ribs and one punctured lung. Had to have a chest tube two days later due to fluid almost colapsing lung. Had chest tube in for five days and am wondering what best rehab or exercises to do to speed up recovery.
Answer by If you say so
Oh , I can sympathise. I broke two ribs a couple of months ago.
They are still tender now even.Feels like I am bruised.
There is not much you can do really.
You know you are very inhibited due to the pain.
It is very important to cough a couple of times an hour though to rid the lungs of mucus.
You tend not to cough cos subconsciously you are aware of the pain but if you don’t you can get a bad chest infection or even pneumonia.
Take it easy , get some tlc and hopefully you will mend quickly.
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