Pneumothorax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I had a Pneumothorax occur Thursday night. Just got home from the hospital after a few days of morphine and chest tubing. I'm supposed to be off the horn for a few weeks. Does anyone have any experience with collapsed lungs and returning to trumpet playing? Or know anybody? Suggestions for what to practice until I get to play again? I'll be brushing up on my piano chops and practicing clapping rhythms, I suppose. I have a $25 gift card for the nearest mall and a week off school. Recommended reading? Jazz biographies, history, etc. Thanks guys. Hopefully this doesn't happen again and I can keep playing. Life changing experience.