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Immune disorders, Lung and airway disorders, Men's health issues, Mental health disorders, Healthy Living, Infectious diseases, Other

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Thu, Jan 31 12:21am · After Lobectomy/Thoracotomy and Saline solution for inhaling in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@windwalker No I'm in Canada. I had a open surgery and a lobe was removed. very painful recovery. I have problem with Breathing now! please invite others who had lung lobectomy to this discussion so I can hear about their experience. Would appreciate it. Thank you.

Dec 29, 2018 · Anyone from Canada? in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@rampa It's Non tuberculosis mycobacteria a bacterial lung disease and has different strains of bacteria like Mac, etc. Usually if you have Bronchiectasis you might have other lung diseases but not sure in your case. Would be good to get checked when he is here.

Dec 29, 2018 · Anyone from Canada? in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@rampa Yes Vancouver has clean air because its very green and clean. I don't get infected much really due to environment. Good city, good choice. Does your son has NTM or just bronchiectasis?

Dec 28, 2018 · Anyone from Canada? in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@rampa Im in vancouver

Dec 12, 2018 · After Lobectomy/Thoracotomy and Saline solution for inhaling in MAC & Bronchiectasis

HI everyone, I recently had Thoractomy (open surgery) and I'm wondering if anyone here had the same operation on their lungs here? If so I'd like to hear about your experience and any information in this regard. How long your full recovery was? etc. Again Not VATS but open surgery/thoracotomy.
I am experiencing lot of pain after surgery and recovery is been very tough. I need to cough up and bring mucus but it's hard to cough with incision and when I was in hospital I inhaled saline through a mask which helped a lot to bring up stuff and also easier to breathe after. Please let me know If I have to purchse the solution by itself or can i but it with the mask? I have a nebulizer and wondering If I can just but the solution and use it.
Also does any saline solution work or has to be specifically for inhaling? Thank you!

Nov 24, 2018 · Vision Problems while on Treatment for MAC? (excluding ethambutol) in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I’m on rifampin, Clarithromycin, clofazimine and inhaled amikacin and recently started to notice vision problems such as decreese in vision and just weaker/dimmed sight with eyes dryness and sensitivity… I am Not on ethambutol. Anyone else experiencing these side effects on the same treatment? Thank you.

Nov 17, 2018 · Chest pain, thoracic pain, intermittent in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@brigby I experience the same chest pain and sometimes upper back pain. But I have a cavity and it usually hurts where the cavity is and worse with exacerbation. Sometimes tightness and a deep pain…