I had Kansasii and Abscessus back in March, 2005. I had part right lung removed because of cavities that were made from Kansasii. I didn't go on meds until October 2007, becasue my doctors had no idea what to do. This was in a huge teaching hospital too. I went to National Jewish in Denver, they have or did have a Day Program for 2 weeks. I was started on emipenem and amikacin IV, which I learned to do at home. Did IVs for 9 months 3 times week. Also on oral, ethambutol, rafampin, avalox for 18 months. In June 2008 I was cured. In 2014, I was told i had MAC….So tar, I have been ok …fingers crossed!!