Ladies and Gentlemen a poser?
Earlier this year I was sent to see a chest consultant at the hospital and I have written about this before. However very recently I saw my GP and was a little shocked at what I was told. My consult was very dismissive that I had pleural plaques and dismissed any idea that I had been exposed to asbestos.
After having a CT scan he did admit that pleural plaques did in fact exist for me but blamed everything else including me being slightly overweight for my breathlessness. I now find that I have Bronchiectasis and from what my GP says it sounds like traction bronchiectasis and I have been prescribed antibiotics. All this year I have also had a very sharp pain in my back which now appears to have settled in my rib cage.
The information I am seeking is this. Does anyone else here suffer with pleural plaques and bronchiectasis. Does anyone know if there is a connection between bronchiectasis and exposure to such fumes as diesel in enclosed spaces. Or does anyone else have this combination of problems and any background information on such.
My consultant was close to retirement and when I go back in February of next year it will be to see a different person. I am puzzled as to why any doctor should deny me information of such importance to me. It is suspiciously close to medical negligence although that is not what I have in mind. But if anyone has information which leads to written confirmation that there is a connection between the plaques and bronchiectasis or bronchiectasis and diesel fumes I would be grateful.