I’ve been in hospital since Boxing Day with acute breathlessness. At first it was asthma, then an X-ray showed Pneumonia which was treated with antibiotics. When those didn’t work another X-ray showed it had spread to both lungs, so stronger antibiotics. Nope! A CT scan with dye checked for embolisms......Nope! Moved to different ward, and monitored by ICU because my oxygen levels were so low.
Diagnosis eventually seems to be advanced Pneumonitis with fibrosis on both lungs. Irreversible damage.
This has all happened so quickly and has knocked me for 6. I can’t even turn in bed without losing my breath and I’m on permanent oxygen in here. I’m also on steroids and even stronger antibiotics so perhaps that will improve, but I’m finding all this so difficult to come to terms with and how this is going to change my life and that of my DH.
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