I had bilateral pneumonia in late July, so bad I was in ICU. Healed completely, no scars by August 15. By September 14, I had bilateral pneumonia again, was admitted, and sent home two days later. Ten days after that, I was flown to a level 1 hospital to be put on a respirator (ventilator?). An open lung biopsy was done to see what the cause was. May Clinic thought it might be BOOP. A few rare cases have been linked to Neurontin, which the octor in July put me on for neck pain from a bad fall. I now have bad scars in my lungs, possibly pulmonary fibrosis. My doctor is currently calling this an Acute Lung Injury,
It could be related to a REALLY bad disc at C4-5 which is compressing my spinal cord, maybe. Both the pulmonologist and the neurologist seem to be thinking that, from comments they have made. maybe I can't breathe deeply enough becuase of damage to the nerve that feeds the diaphragm. New MRI on my neck next week.
If ANY of this sounds familiar, plase jump in with suggestions.