Rand Paul has just tweeted out the status of his health: six broken ribs and fluid around a lung.
From WebMD: A pleural effusion is an unusual amount of fluid around the lung. The pleura is a thin membrane that lines the surface of the lungs and the inside of the chest wall outside the lungs. In pleural effusions, fluid builds up in the space between the layers of pleura.I appreciate all of the support from everyone. A medical update: final report indicates six broken ribs & new X-ray shows a pleural effusion— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 8, 2017