I have Bronchiectasis (diagnosed 18 months ago) and life long asthmatic. Suffering repeated lung infections treated by antibiotics usually amoxicillin. Sputum cultures usually come back negative! Have had a bad infection for 2 weeks now and sputum test confirms colonisation with pseudomonas. Dr. Rang me last evening to give me the news and I pick up a new antibiotic today. I knew that there was something lurking because I felt quite ill and breathless and also had a wheats/yeasty taste when I coughed!
I have read quite a bit about this infection and I am scared! Reading some of your posts/experiences is encouraging though. Any further infor/advice is invited.
I am 57 and work as a social work manager in child care. I am worried about continuing working in public services as this exposes me to ongoing risk of further infection. I am self employed and need to take sometime out of work whilst I recover but not entitled to any benefits because of my savings. Any advice here would be helpful.
Thanks in advance.