Status update: Approximately 3/4 of a liter of piss looking fluid in lungs drained by pulmonologist last night allowing me to really get a breath for the first time in several days. Prognosis is good, and I should be back on the trail in a week or so. However what really saved me was the strong lungs and breathing built up by running. The doctor was shocked yesterday when he did my pulse oxygen rate before the Thorocentesis process. It was totally "normal."
So legs feel strong, mind is clear, snow will stop sometime??? (12-18 more today and tomorrow), and lungs are generally healing. Life is good.
Finally good luck to all the Holiday Lake runners this weekend. The snow will make it tough to earn your shirt, but will really be a beautiful run. Enjoy!
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