Hi I have bronchiectasis,and emphysema I got the results in January not been able to see lung specialist due to lockdown thanks mandy
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Hello and welcome, I also have bronchiectasis as well as a number of other health problems. I joined this forum last Summer and have found it to be one of the best things I could have done. It is a bit like belonging to an extended family. I hope you will continue to post and enjoy being part of a unique Forum.
With best wishes.
Welcome Mandy. Bronchiectasis is a scunner for the lungs, so you are in for a long haul of phlegm and chest clearances. Can I recommend Living With Bronchiectasis, a very useful booklet published by Chest, Heart and Stroke, Scotland, which is free and ought to be available at any chest clinic or GP surgery. There is a similar booklet, also free from the British Lung Foundation, with the same title. If you have not read either then go and find one. Keep safe too.
Hi., Absmith, I have had bronchiectasis for about the last twenty years and I have not let it take me down. I am on all the usual inhalers etc. And have antibiotic and steroid in the wardrobe. There are obviously things I cannot do like steep hills but otherwise I live a good life. I will be 80 next year.
Hi Mandy and a very warm welcome to you, although I am sorry to hear about your health issues.
It’s a difficult time whilst waiting to have a consultation with your consultant. I hope your consultant has a special interest in Bronchiectasis - you might want to check them out online.
I have had bronchiectasis all my life and more recently asthma. I will put up a link for you for the European Respiratory Society Patient Priorities - Bronchiectasis, which I was lucky enough to be involved with in a small way as one of the patient group. It is updated constantly.
Hope you don’t have to wait long for the consultation and can get a management plan in place and physio advice.
Hi Mandy, 👋
Welcome. It's lovely that you found us. 😁 I have Bronchiolitis Obliterans a manifestation of Rheumatoid Arthritis. And had a single lung transplant last summer. I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but please know you are not alone. This forum is a great place to give and receive support. Have a good week.
Cas xx 🍀🐞🌿