I have just come out of hospital after a seven week stint, and in a nutshell: (deep-ish breath) i had bacterial pneumonia in both lungs, as well as pleurisy and infection from an incrdibly rare bacteria, fusobacterium necrophorum. I also suffered respiratory failure and was on a ventilator for 11 days in intensive care. I am now much better, although the bottom halves of both my lungs are still collapsed, and i also have empyema's - abcesses in the pleural cavities of both lungs.
I have been asthmatic for a few years now, and am currently taking Seretide 125 2 puffs 2x daily as well as Ventolin as and when. I have previously had to take Prednisolone tablets as well as A & E trips for nebs etc etc.
Does anyone know if and/or how any of my recent problems will affect my asthma, either short or long term? My peak flow has dropped from a usual 420 to 250-300. I am 18 years old and 5'5"". Also, anyone heard of ""my bug""?!
Any info or advice appreciated!