I'm 63 years old now and have had bronchiectasis since childhood. Life has not been easy but with determination I carried on, married, had a son who is now 40 and until last year I have worked since I left school at the age of 15. I consider myself to be lucky because, unless I get a chest infection, I don't become breathless. It is very tiring coughing productively, day in, day out.
The social stigma of chesty coughing has plagued me all these years.
From time to time I have to be hospitalised for 15 days to try and reduce the pseudemonas bug - nasty thing it is too! but because I have widespread bronchiectasis and the bug seems to be colonised in both lungs, doctors say it will keep on growing and come back to haunt me again.
Does anyone relate to this condition and lifestyle? If so please let me know.