I've been feeling very low recently and realised that I had depression. I was irratible with people at work and the family, bursting into tears - all the classic symptoms. I have now been put on anti-depressants and signed off work for 2 weeks. Analysing the reasons things have changed a lot at work recently and not always for the better. People can not understand that a condition such as bronchiectasis or any long term lung condition is not going to get better. You have good days and bad days. My treatment rules my life - I have to plan to go out in the evening round my nebulising salbutomol and colomycin along wwith my smartvest. They might work at their fitness because they want to get healthier we have to work at it all the time so our lungs don't get worse.