I have just got out of COSTA after five days in from a life threatening asthma attack which put me in ITU for a few hours and and close to being ventilated. It has scared me a lot but what is scaring me more is they have sent me home on nebs and morphine because I have pleurisy on my right lung. This has never happened to me before but the pain is really bad (I have a high pain level as well)and not managing things well. They have sent me home as there are too many infections in hospital and they are worried I will catch them if I stay in (I also have Addisons, so limited immune system).
My questions are a few so sorry this is a bit new to me:- Is there a way to help with the pain, I can't lie down as breathing gets worse, using all the pain killers I have and using neb every four hours?
I'm really worried about work this is my second period of time off in two months and the drs have said I need a least a week before I can think about work, is there a way I can help work understand my situation?
The hospital have not put me on antibiotics as my infection markers where not high enough to neeed them is this normal with pleurisy?