I have now had both treatments and they appear to be having some effect. I am far from recovered, however, and am still NOT out of danger. The last time I was this bad was in Pittsburgh, 1993, and I damn near ended up in the hospital. I *did* end up on a whole month+ of prednisone, which was terribly UnFun for both me and Kathy.
My doctors have recommended very low levels of activity and not exposing myself to cold air (which is a major irritant for my lungs) at all if I can avoid it. I will be out of work again tomorrow and being very careful all weekend. The hope is that this will allow me to be pretty much fully recovered, at least in terms of what I can do (although I'll still be on the meds for a while), by Monday.