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absmith
absmith

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.

😀

I also have asthma and emphysema I am on antibiotics for chest infection I take 3 tablets a week if they work I will stay on them so far so good .

Thank you mandy

HiMandy welcome. I also have emphysema and traction bronchiectasis .Hope you find many answers to your questions here and supporting advice. Hope your appointment isn’t delayed too much longer . Did you have a ct scan? Lovely picture btw. Christi x

absmith
absmith
in reply to Chriskho

I also have asthma and emphysema I am on antibiotics for chest infection I take 3 tablets a week if they work I will stay on them so far so good yes I had a ct scan

Thank you mandy

Hi Mandy, nice to meet you

Hope you are coping ok , the diagnosis can be a bit of shock. also hope that you can get to see a specialist soon. Lovely photo

absmith
absmith
in reply to Tia4209

Hi yes it was a shock in 2016 I got tested for Copd then in January 2020 he said it Was

bronchiectasis after a ct scan emphysema/asthma I weren’t expecting it

Thank you mandy

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.

absmith
absmith
in reply to Cateran

I also have asthma and emphysema I am on antibiotics for chest infection I take 3 tablets a week if they work I will stay on them so far so good .

Thank you mandy

Welcome, Mandy. I'm sure you will find lots of useful information here about taking care of yourself, from others with your conditions, while you wait to see the consultant. All the best.

absmith
absmith
in reply to Ergendl

I also have asthma and emphysema I am on antibiotics for chest infection I take 3 tablets a week if they work I will stay on them so far so good .

Thank you mandy

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

I am on antibiotics to stop me getting chest infections if they work I will stay on them thank you mandy

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.

europeanlunginfo.org/bronch...

Hope you don’t have to wait long for the consultation and can get a management plan in place and physio advice.

Love cx

absmith
absmith
in reply to cofdrop-UK

Hi

I also have asthma and emphysema I am on antibiotics for chest infection I take 3 tablets a week if they work I will stay on them so far so good .

Thank you mandy

Hello and welcome 😊 So many things have been put on hold because of the virus. Hopefully you won't have to wait too much longer for your appointment.

I also have asthma and emphysema I am on antibiotics for chest infection I take 3 tablets a week if they work I will stay on them so far so good .

Thank you mandy

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 🍀🐞🌿

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