We returned from vacation two weeks ago, and I had developed pneumonia and had a pretty significant asthma flare that is taking me much longer to recover from than I expected. (I suspect that I had pneumonia for several days before getting home to the dr.) I just finished my third round of antibiotics, tapering the prednisone (on 40 down from 60 with my maintenance dosage at 10), and still doing neb treatments every 4 hours. I have severe persistent asthma, and I am also on the Nucala injection, which is what I credit for keeping me out of the hospital. My pulmonologist said it was just going to take time because I don't recover quickly from bad flares. Fortunately, as a teacher, I have time off to rest, but it is frustrating to spend my summer sick. I went out to dinner last night with my daughter and had to end up going home to do a breathing treatment even though I did one before I left home.
I have been on Nucala for six months and have noticed it has helped significantly with the severity of my asthma (haven't been hospitalized for asthma since starting it), but I guess I *forgot* how long the recovery can be. On the bright side, I do feel better, and I can breathe and talk at the same time. Now, I just would like to be able breathe, walk, and talk at the same time!