I was in a car accident 10 days ago in which I sustained a collapsed lung. They used a catheter in the front of my chest, a breathing tube and a chest tube through my side to inflate my lung. Two days later, they sent me home even though I didn't want to go.
I've followed up and had an x-ray several days ago. They said my lung looked OK and that it is normal to have a lot of pain.
I have health anxiety anyway, and now it's really bad. I'm scared there is something wrong with my lung because it hurts so bad. But my roommate says if I couldn't breathe I'd feel a whole lot worse.
I don't want to keep running to the hospital for everything. So I thought I'd post here and try to stay calm. I am thinking about also going inpatient at the hospitals' mental section because I am so scared and depressed. I feel unsafe like I am more vulnerable to harm than normal people