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Sep 23, 2018 · Bronchiectasis: New Diagnosis in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I am an otherwise healthy 71 year old female recently diagnosed with Bronchiectasis. I have minimal shortness of breath and cough very little. I had pneumonia as a child, then not again until 2016. I did have Bronchitis several times in the 1990"s after moving to Virginia. I took allergy medicine for years and stayed healthy and then had pneumonia in 2016 and 2 more times since then. I found a great pulmonary doctor that I feel great about., but I haven't heard back from the sputum samples done 5 weeks ago. Is this pretty normal. They said one test was perfectly normal, but nothing from the other 2. I am optimistic and plan to do everything possible to stay healthy, but I am a bit freaked out about getting around crowds. I work full time and around the public as well as co workers. I wonder how those of you diagnosed with this are managing your health. Thank you for any advice.