I am a 29 year old female. When I was 24, I was told I have mild cylindrical bronchiectasis. Before that, I had spent almost 3 years being almost constantly ill and all doctors had had a different diagnosis.
Until I got an appointment with a very famous pulmonary surgeon. He performed bronchoscopy, washed my lungs. It turned out my case was very mild and, in his opinion, usually mild cylindrical bronchiectasis does not spread. I manage to stop using any medicine and for some time my health was just perfect. I lived a happy and fulfilling life, since 2013 I had no lung infections, barely coughed a few times. Last April I went to this surgeon again, just for check up and he said my lungs sounded fine, he couldn't hear anything and I was fine, so he let me go.
Until a month ago. I got a flu and after a few days, it turned into acute bronchitis. Coughing came back... I had a course of antibiotics. Everything seemed to be getting better, my lungs cleared, I was still coughing, but it's normal after bronchitis. A few days ago I got another infection. My lungs are fine, it seems this time the infection got my throat and nose. I went to my surgeon again, next week I will have bronchoscopy again and he will check whether my bronchiectasis progressing and if I need a surgery.
I am very scared. I am afraid my cough will never go away... And I am afraid my lungs got more damage over the years even though I felt perfect... And I am afraid to spend my life not being able to move. As far as I read, usualy eldery people get it... And I got it when I was 24. Does this mean I will spend my life coughing and breathless? Can this cough go away again like it was for the past 5 years?
I cannot stop crying today. I am so scared.