I suffered excruciating pain in the right side of my back. X-ray and CT scan confirmed right basal pneumonia about 8 weeks ago. I never had any fever or cough, just severe stabbing back pain. A recent repeat X-ray still shows consolidation and I still have back pain though not as severe - still no cough or fever and no sputum expectorated. I have never smoked but was diagnosed with adult onset asthma 3 years ago.
I'm worried I will be left with permanent damage (scarring/fibrosis?) to my lung. I understand consolidation should have cleared after 3-4 weeks?
Thanks for any light you may be able to shed on this.