Hi Lisawabbit and a very warm welcome to you.
No bronchiectasis and pneuomonia are not the same. Bronchiectasis, as you quite rightly say is the damage to your lungs which allows mucus to pool. It would appear they have found a strain of the pneumonia bacterial at broncoscopy. I had double pneumonia and whooping cough as a baby which left me with bronchiectasis, then a double whammy measles at 19. I have had my share of pneumonia and it takes a while to get back on an even keel again, but you will imrove.
It bodes well that you have had a scan and broincoscopy with regard good care of your bronchiectasis but I hope you are under the care of a resp consultant who has a special interest in bronchiectasis. Con should also refer you to a respiratory physiotherapist so you can learn how to do mucus clearance for yourself. Do you know the cause of your bronchiectasis, not that that will change the treatment.
Most of us have a supply of antibiotics at home and the type will vary from person to person.
Many of us have sample pots, labels and lab pots so we can get a sample in to the GP or hospital lab. Although the guidelines are that we get the sample in and then start on a rescue antibiotic, the results are usdeful as we and our docs then know what antibiotic the bugs are sensitive to and it is a useful guide to medics what to use when we present again with an infection.
A lot to take in.
Hope you feel better soon.