essiet: Just thought I would drop a few lines and say Iam doing much better. I got sick in December of 2016 and it took 5 months for me to say Iam better. Long time to be sick huh? I was admitted to the hospital in January as the dr had tried antibiotics and a steroid but it didn't work I just got worse. I went into the hospital and was there for 7 days and was on a stronger steroid and also an antibiotic that was administered intravenously. The head nurse didn't want me to leave the hospital as she kept saying I was not well enough to go home but I had to get home to my little dog. My other little dog died while I was in the hospital and that broke my heart. She was 15 years old and I know she must have felt like I had deserted her. My other little dog was traumatized as she had never been alone and my husband was staying in the hospital all day and just home at night. I came home and my little dog just wrapped herself around my neck. She was ecstatic to see me. I have not left her since but to just go to the dr. After I got home I felt so sick and so weak. It took 2 weeks for me to get my strength back but I still felt sick. I went to the dr for a after hospital check up and he prescribed more antibiotics. I took them and then a month later I was back to the dr again and had to go on more antibiotics and also a steroid. After that time I noticed a big change but while being sick and coughing I had broken a rib and also coughed up blood. I had to get a CT scan and wow I didn't realize I had so much wrong with me. I read the report and its not good so Iam shocked I feel so good. God has been working on me as he is the great physician. I still get out of breath when walking but I don't cough and I no longer have that nasty mucous in me which that has been the problem all along. I kept telling the dr's if they would get the mucous out of me I would feel much better. I cannot wait till I see my lung dr to tell him how much better I feel. God bless all of you and never give up. There is a miracle waiting around the corner for all of us.