So, four years ago I contracted whooping cough at the beginning of the year... and ended 2014 with a five day hospital stay with pneumonia.
I was told following a CT scan that I did not have bronchiectasis or lung problems.
The past four years have been full of chest infection after pneumonia after pleurisy.....at least 3 times a year.
So I requested going back to the respiratory team at Stoke Mandeville hospital ( who looked after me in 2014)
I’ve seen a respiratory consultant who says she can see bronchiectasis on my scan from 2014, although I don’t think she specialises in BE.
To date I have seen a consultant, had spiro done ( one in December showed nothing) and have a CR scan booked for the 28th.
I’m so glad to have found this site and gleaned so much information from your posts already. I’m hoping I’m better armed when I see consultants after the tests are completed.
One question ..... I don’t think anyone on the respiratory team at SM specialises in BE, not sure if anyone can confirm or not?
So I have looked at Oxford, where there are a few so hopefully I can see them on the NHS or privately if I need a diagnosis confirmed.
I’m hoping that by the time the next infection appears, that I will have a clear idea of the correct treatment.
If it is bronchiectasis then the last four years have seen me treated incorrectly by pretty much every doctor I’ve seen.
Really happy to have found you all .... and look forward to meeting you all x