I have recently been diagnosed with some sort of bad lung problem related to my RA. I haven't seen a pulmonologist yet, and will need another CT scan after the pneumonia clears competly to get a proper diagnosis.
I was, I thought, perfectly healthy about 8 weeks ago when we visited my daughter and grand children at Easter. I caught a cold during the visit that settled in my chest and wouldn't go away. Eventually I ended up in hospital where I had a CT scan and they started muttering about scarring and ground glass, etc. I ended up on intraveneous antibiotics for 8 days. I'm home now and feeling much better but the fear of what the CT scan showed haunts me. Another visit with my grand children is coming up soon. I worry I will catch a cold and end up back in hospital. But I can't live in a bubble. I'm bound to get a cold sooner or later.