Hi there everywhere. Have been out of action for a while as am going through bad spell with breathing and fatigue. This is not usual for me. I am posting this as I have a question regarding bronchiectasis. I was at the consultant this afternoon and he arranged an x-ray while I was there. He compared it to the last one I had a couple of years ago and he said the area affected in my lungs has spread. That was all. I recall that the last x-ray had showed a spread too. I didn't have time to ask him and now I won't see him again for another 8 weeks so I am asking you guys who have bronchiectasis. I am 54 and this has me worried. There doesn't seem to be a way to stop the spread of this damage in the lungs once it has started - am I right in thinking that? I have antibiotics to take for this current exacerbation. I can't help feeling that this is going to be a condition that justs spreads despite exercise and antibiotics though. Judging by my xray results. I hope I am wrong. Is there any control on bronchiectasis?