Hello. I was diagnosed with copd and bronchiectasis- my iPad wants to predictive text this as bronchi ecstasies which is quite funny really! This all happened on Monday. Like lots of others I've gone from life is over to bugger that I'm going to do all I can! After my diagnosis I spent a lot of time googling. My lovely daughter who has also been doing lots of googling suggested
this forum. I'm glad I took a look. I've already found out loads and you sound like a lovely bunch. My journey as I like to call it started last year August, with pneumonia and a week in hospital. I'd been in and out of work with continuing sinusitis and chest infections ever since . I gave up smoking (only 4. A day) whilst in hospital and I've never been so unwell! My last infection lead to lung failure, a very frightening ride in a very fast moving ambulance and a week in intensive care BUT also lead to investigations into what was happening to me. So here I am. I know I need to make some changes but I'm more worried about the bronchiectasis because some of what I've read said you should avoid confined spaces with people who may have colds etc. this is difficult as I'm a primary school teacher and spend my days in confined spaces with little people who often have colds, flu etc. is anyone else in the same boat or have suggestions that might help me stop worrying?