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Two days after bronchiectasis diagnosis...

Two days after bronchiectasis diagnosis...

Two days after being diagnosed with bronchiectasis - after many "blow into a tube" tests (among others) - I went to the international glass festival, "blew into a tube"...

...and made a bauble!

It felt amazing (and much easier on the lungs than I expected). My summer of diagnostics was transformed into a creative process, producing something I find beautiful.

The final article arrived today (after the professional glass blowers did whatever finishing procedure was required), and I'm really pleased with it.

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That's beautiful ...i used to work in the Edinburgh Crystal department in a shop ..we went to the factory one day and the glass blowers were amazing ...enjoy your bauble not just for Christmas hang it all year round as a mark of achievement xxxx

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Impressive :)

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ghostly,Truly a thing of beauty,you must be well chuffed with your creation and as suggested show it to the world as something created out of negativity and a positive step towards a better you............best wishes skis and scruffy cat

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Lovely and a very positive reaction to your diagnosis. As a long term bronch I shocked my 'well' colleagues by being the only person who could blow up the balloons brought in for a function. This is thanks to a lifetime of controlling my breathing. Welcome to a very exclusive club.

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That is beautiful and a significant reminder what you can achieve even when suffering an illness that has such an impact on your breathing. Well done you!

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That is wonderful GhostDinosaur, wouldn't it be great if every time we did the spiro or full lung function test we got a glass bauble, I would have a wonderful decorated home and garden by now :)

Great thanks for sharing :)

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A beautiful bauble, enjoy it!!

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I think that would make great BLF logo represents lung circular system I.e read and blue .. and theme of hope Xmas miracles :)

Well that's what I see :)

It's like looking into your soul ;)

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What a beautiful interpretation.

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Well done, that's brilliant.

Hang your bauble with pride. ☺

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lovely - well done you - xx

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Beautiful! Well done you

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Sounds great, we have a glass blowing place at Sunderland which I've been and watched with my daughter, and grandchildren, but I never had a go, that's definitely on my to do list now. Thanks

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Thank you everyone who replied to this and/or like my bauble. I feel supported, inspired, and very glad to be among this community.

Wishing you all a very happy evening.

Rachel :-)

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