Questions to ask at your first appointment after diagnosis
I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis in October. My first appointment was not supposed to be until December but at the end of October I was on the treadmill and experienced severe shortness of breath and a racing heart rate and I have not been the same since. I have called and gotten an appointment earlier because I feel like I have damaged something in my chest. I have gone from being able to walk/jog 4 miles at least 5 times a week to not being able to do light chores around the house without getting breathless and having such a heavy chest at night that I can’t sleep. I thought I was going to have more time to prepare for this fist appointment to do some more research. What questions are important for me to ask on this first appointment? I am so uncomfortable right now that all I am thinking about is getting some relief from whatever I have going on right now. Any input will be much appreciated.