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I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis and the pseudomonas virus in December 2016 and was told I would get a physio appointment to help me learn how to clear my lungs.
After waiting 4 months and still no sign of an appointment, I went private and saw an excellent physiotherapist today.
She showed me the various breathing/coughing exercises and I tried them several times of course. She also showed me the Acapella device, which I could certainly feel would help. The good news is that it's now available on prescription, so she wrote a letter to my GP, asking her to prescribe it to me. Up until recently, it has apparently not been available on prescription, but at a cost of £50.
Because I'm on steroids for an autoimmune illness and bruise very easily, she didn't want me to do any cupping on my lungs with my hands, but thought the Acapella would be a great alternative.
Of course, she also suggested taking as much exercise as I can manage, keeping it realistic so that I stick with it.
Here's hoping things are going to get better!
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