Having recently joined your club Im forever grateful for the ongoing information, advice and support Ive had from lots of you - you know who you are
Quick query: after a recent brilliant consultant appointment where he explained loads and showed me on my CT scan where the bronchiectasis was and what it looked like, he has sent a letter to my GP saying I have bi-basal bronchiectasis. Am I right in thinking that means its in the two lower lobes, which is what i was already told after the CT scan, or does it mean something else.
Also, which probably concerns everyone here to some extent - i just read an article about whether to spit or swallow coughed up mucus. Someone posted today about having to get off the bus to spit it out, sorry i can't remember your name just now. Anyway the article which referenced medical researchers said it really doesn't matter which you do as the mucus has already been in your lungs which is just as close to your blood stream as if it goes into your stomach where anyway it is unlikely to survive the acid there.
Since bronchs are often colonised with bugs, do you think this applies to us too?
Good breathing to all.