I am Marie, had a good life no problems except for cough each winter. Now I know why, I had whooping cough as a baby. Now at 80 years of age, they tell me it's Bronchiectasis. Have had 3 hospital stays, but now seam to get the hang of it. If in doubt see the Dr. I have had 3 more, but able to cope at home. It does take it out of you. My brain goes a bit, too. Which is not good. But I'm still here.