I just turned 50 and have lead an active and healthy life other than being hospitalized twice when I was very young with pneumonia. In March I started having trouble with chest heaviness and just a general “not right” feeling in my chest. I recently had a CT scan and the findings were end-stage bronchiectasis in my right middle lobe. I will admit that I lead a busy life and have maybe not been so in tune in the last 5 years with subtle symptoms. My follow-up appointment with my pulmonologist is over a month away and I am terrified. Has anyone else been diagnosed with end-stage bronchiectasis? I know there is going to be no repairing this but will it mean a lobectomy?