Mac with Bronchiectasis and collapsed middle lobe
I was recently confirmed to have Mac lung disease and bronchiectasis in the middle lobe of my right lung which is also collapsed. I have done the percussion vest and the nebulizer with no sputum results. My infectious disease doctor is referring me to National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado in hopes that they will be able to offer some advice or treatment as to doing some sort of medication or, my preferred choice is removing that collapsed lobe. The collapsed lobe from what I have been told is nothing but a harboring place for recurrent infections. So if I did the treatment and possibly killed the infection, it is very very possible and highly likely that the infection will come back. I am in my late 60s and don't want to wait several years for that to happen and then have to do the surgery. Does anyone have any experience or input on this?