Bloody 'ell, Hull. Any variety of TB is rough, even *only* the pulmonary type. You and your wife will be in my prayers.
I think death rates (even in HK) have been rising again not only because of the increasing number of antibiotic resistant cases but also because so few people have any idea of the symptoms and just think the early stages are "a bit of a cough/ wheeze." Probably many Gen X and Y doctors have never even seen a case - hard to believe that less than 40 years ago it was endemic here.