Eleven days ago I was taken to my local A & E because I developed pains in my upper left back, left side and left chest. The pain was so bad I found it difficult to breathe but didn't need Oxygen. By midnight they had taken me to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield suffering from Pneumonia and Pleurisy. I spent that night in the AAU and at lunch time the next day, in spite of being in a lot of pain and unable to walk far I was told I could go home and I was given a week course of Amoxicillyn and Clarithromyacin. A week later when the antibiotics ran out I went to see my GP and he gave me the same again because he didn't think a week was enough. I have brought flecks of blood up over the past week but (touch wood) none since Saturday. As I say that was eleven days ago, I still find it difficult to take a deep breath and I get out of breath more than I did before this illness. How long does it take to get over Pneumonia and Pleurisy?