I received my ct scan results in the post today which simply said the scan did not show any evidence of Bronchiectasis which has left me feeling a bit crap actually as I thought I was finally getting a diagnosis.
A bit of back story, I had pneumonia when I was 17 (just starting a very active career in the military) and have never felt 100% since as if I was not breathing as well as I was before, getting out of breath so much quicker, feeling fatigued and still coughing. I'd get about 3 chest infections a year but lived with it all thinking it was somewhat normal until December 2017.
Mid way through December 2017 I get a really bad chest infection and a cough that lasts about 5/6 weeks. I couldn't stop coughing and was bringing up a lot of yellow mucus and making me sick. I was in bed for about a week and a half over christmas. I got better but the cough and yellow mucus remained although not in the severity of which it had been.
Come June 2018 I had another chest infection which was the worst I'd ever had. Coughing up thick green mucus which could have easily filled a sputum sample pot in one day, coughing up blood, being sick with every cough, not being able to breathe clearly. At my worst, for a few nights a small dramatic part of me doubted I would wake up in the morning because it was just so hard to breathe and I'd wake up gasping for breath. My doctor only gave me steroids and an inhaler which did nothing but after about 6 weeks I was starting to feel well again.
I randomly stumbled across Bronchiectasis when googling symtoms in September at I was still coughing up a ton of thick green mucus and felt it was a perfect fit. I booked an appointment with a different doctor who kind of laughed at my google results but booked me in for an xray anyway. One day after the xray my doctor called sounding a bit urgent and said streaks can be seen behind my heart and on my bottom right lung and informed me she would send a referral that day.
I saw the specialist at the hospital not long after who booked me in for a ct scan which I had last week. I was so happy and impressed that we seemed to be moving forward and finding the answer so fast but now this letter today saying no evidence of Bronchiectasis can be seen has just put me back to the very start. Not a day has gone by in over a year that I haven't coughed and brought up mucus multiple times a day and I just want to know why this is happening. I don't care about the Bronchiectasis diagnosis, any diagnosis/answer will do, I just want to know why my body is doing this.
Also I don't understand why streaks were seen on the xray and supposedly not on the ct scan? Has this happened to anyone else