Journal entry by Charlene Johnson

It looks like the chest tube is doing its job so Mark may now be a candidate for the procedure called pleurodesis. This is where they go in and rough up the inside and it creates scar tissue to help keep the lung from collapsing over and over again. Unfortunately our family is quite familiar with this procedure as I’ve had it done to both of my lungs back on 2011 and 2012. There may be something genetic that Mark and I both have in our lungs that has caused problems for us. Mine however was spontaneous, there was no influenza.

I don’t want to see him go through another surgery but if it works it will probably all be worth it.

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