Today I saw pulmonologist from big university teaching hospital. The Dr is waiting for approval from insurance co. To do a Bronchial Thermoplasty. I was also recently diagnosed with bronchiectesis. But because I am still short of breath with activity in spite of high dose steroids, they mentioned possibility of vocal cord dysfunction! I had just researched this from reading a post from here!! Otherwise I would not of known about it! So, I have an appointment with speech therapy in 2 weeks . though, they still want me to continue taking 40 mg prednisone daily! If I can decrease by 5 mg every 7 days that would be OK. I was diagnosed with asthma in 2007 and was in hospital x 2 in 6 mos for 6-7 days each! So I'm thinking if I have vcd I probably also have asthma? I have not worked for over 3 wks and just want to have a life instead of feeling like I'm living in " survival " mode day to day. Then I can just hear my family saying its all psychosomatic!??? I am just very down right now. One good thing is I will be on prophylactic antibiotic d/ t long bouts of steroid use and suppressing my immune system and because if the bronchiectesis. How much more complicated can it get!!!!! I am very appreciative if all of you and this family forum!!!!!
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