The visit to Southmead was good in a funny sort of way. I saw the consultant who was very kind, friendly, and knowledgeable, and he finally gave a comprehensive diagnosis. Yes I do have bronchiectasis but I also have obliteritive bronchiolitis. He has put me back on a steroid inhaler, QVAR, which has improved my breathing already, and is going to book me in for a bronchoscopy as he is a bit concerned about a mass in my lung which he thinks is harbouring an infection and he wants to sort it out. He is going to send me all my results including ct scan for both heart and lungs. He didn't seem too happy with cardiac scan and is going to discuss it with the cardiologist; this morning I had a letter from the cardiologist saying he thought everything was stable but he is going to consult with colleagues at the Bristol Royal Infirmary who is an expert in my congenital heart disease and where they have a clinic for adults, so I will probably end up there as well! I certainly can't say that they are not looking after me. Meanwhile keep taking the tablets! We went to Abergavenny this morning for my husband's MRI scan. A very pretty journey with all the lovely autumn colours so it made a change from Bristol's traffic. Now we are having a peaceful afternoon and I shall probably finish dinosaur jumper. Keep well everyone xx
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