Hi I'm new to the forum. I had pneumonia about 8 years ago and it took me a very long time to recover, I had 3 months off work!
It was discovered that I had mild bronchiectasis- so that was the reason I got ill a lot during the winter!
The first winter I was retired; I had no symptoms but subsequent winters I have found I am getting more chest infections. I get my 'flu jab and this year the pneumonia jab too. Yet I have been ill all of October. Two courses of amoxicillin and a course of steroids and still not right.
Is this the same for others? What do you suggest? It really gets to me now and I panic about getting pneumonia as I was really ill when I had it.
Sorry for the long post.