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    Default So. Lungs then

    An appeal to the cognoscenti.

    I had pneumonia in March (both sides).
    It came back again earlier this month.

    Doc sent me for a CT scan.

    It turns out that my lower left is partially collapsed. I don't know any more than that, and see a Pulmo on Tuesday.

    Does anyone have any experience? Could I, realistically, referee next Saturday? (My fiancee went apeshit when I said I could probably cover this weekend's match...)

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    Default Re: So. Lungs then

    I'm not a doctor, but "collapsed lung" is a blanket term for different conditions with different causes, treatments and risks, so you can't conclude much at all from others' experience. If you've recently had a recurrence of pneumonia you probably want to play it safe, but the specialist is the person to listen to.

    In any case, you should probably let the match organisers know you'll know more on Tuesday. Good luck!

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    Default Re: So. Lungs then

    what did Dr Google say?
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    I would doubt you could referee at the moment. but a qualified opinion is what you want.

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    Default Re: So. Lungs then

    I caught pneumonia the last time I was living in the USA (1990). For some weeks I was totally lacking in energy, so if yours has returned, I would be surprised if you could manage to referee.
    He trudg’d along unknowing what he sought,
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    Hi simon
    Another non-medical complication is that if there was an incident in your match next week could you be (wrongly) blamed for officiating while suffering from an illness?

    But I love your attitude.... bit like the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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    The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
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    You've had worse.

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    Default Re: So. Lungs then

    I know nothing about that which you descrribe.

    BUT I would say your health and well being is worth more than refereeing that game.

    take the weekend off. Stay well.

    didds

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    Agreed Didds. I pushed a game when not right almost a yer ago and it was a mess. Took a while and this forum to recover from it. Enjoy a break!

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