first-time poster, longtime-lurker.
I'll get right to it: my bronchiectasis is the result of lack of imunisations and being born in a third world country and migrating to a cold damp council flat in the first world. well i expect so anyway. bronchiectasis happened upon me too young to form any logical or cohesive memories as to its origin. I am however sick to death of it, its like a tiring disgusting house guest that just wont leave. After lots of invasive tests as a child I discovered things like my cilia don't function and my major bronchioles are nasty and malformed. but i've also been told that the bronchiectasis is located in my lower left lobe only. so i'm confused, is it focal or not? in answering this question i can at least consider whether its operable or not. apparently that's not the done thing anymore due to it coming back, but im sick of sounding like an aerosol can when i lie down or wheezing during love-making or other such embarassing and pathetic things. i'm 24, i should be oozing with the joys of youth and instead i'm this cantankerous bla with a 'nasty cough' thank you for pointing it out. so.. rant over, if anyone has managed to lift the questions out of the rant i'd be grateful to chew the fat with youse.