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I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis earlier this year, which I have developed after having pneumonia several times over the past 5 years. In 2009 I had radiotherapy for throat cancer, which left me unable to eat and with difficulty swallowing. I live on Ensures, and sometimes they go down 'the wrong way' and I end up with pneumonia. Walking up a flight of stairs exhausts me, and I can't even walk to the local shops. When I drink the Ensures they make me cough like crazy, so every day is turning into a Herculean task; 6 Ensures a day, 6 bouts of excessive coughing a day. I feel like I'm going slowly mad. No quality of life; no matter what I do it makes me cough. Also, with my last pneumonia came hand pain, which my doctor is still investigating. Pain so bad it keeps me awake at night and I can't even brush my own hair. So, has anyone had the surgery, and does it help?
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