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i have recently attended lung clinic and the consultant requested a lung scan and told me he thought I had chronic lung damage When I returned to clinic and saw a different consultant she informed me that I have slight scarring which she thinks has been caused by infection( I have had 7 in one year ,of which 3 have been since October.... Strep pneumonius and haemopholus influenza ) and evidence of mild bronchiectasis. Does this mean that I have lung damage or not, I'm a bit confused and should have asked the question in clinic. I also have a small nodule which they will scan at intervals of three months for 2 years. I have been exhausted since September and get run down very easily if I do too much I pay for it a few days later. I have been referred to Physio, advised to take antibiotics when infection starts again and to be revised in 3 months. I have gastric problems and acid reflux which she thinks I am aspirating and causing the infections. I have now been off work( I work full time) for 4 months. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone and if so I would welcome any advice.
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