Inside My Chest Cavity

Feb 23 2003

This is the process of fixing my lung. In the upper left picture, my lung is the thing on the bottom, and the inside of my chest wall is the thing on the top. As you can see, there is a bunch of air in between them. In the second picture, the doctor is touching my lung with a metal thing. In the third, he is scraping the heck out of my chest wall with a sharp metal thing. In the fourth, he has sprayed talc in there to irritate the tissue. Apparently, when they suck all the air out, the scraped-up and irritated tissue will heal up in such a way that it fuses to the lung, preventing it from collapsing away anymore. That’s the idea, anyway. I hope it works.