... after having pneumonia that persisted for several months..the fever etc. got better, but he has greatly reduced lung function and still has to use inhalers for relief. he was unable to work for about 9 months, and has never recovered enough to work very much. Before this episode he worked actively every day as a farmer doing hard physical labor..he is 80 years old, has never smoked and has rarely been sick..no health issues until now.. He has lost wt. from about 155 down to 130. I heard a clip on this mornings news about mycobacterium infections from shower heads and started researching and found that symptoms sound a lot like Dad's... Anyone had similar experience??