Bronchoscopy was done this morning. Got lots of stuff out of my lungs, some had been there a long time. I got to watch on the screen, fascinating - also got to see my larynx as the tube came out. AND, I CAN BREATHE, really breathe. I can't remember when I could breathe this well. Specimens of what they took out have been sent for analysis. No evidence of cancer. Procedure made easy because of tech and nurse (both male) who explained everything as we went and we did a lot of joking.
I've eaten food forbidden until tomorrow with no ill effects so far. Didn't want soup. I even was able to sing a little coming home.
What hope! when I felt hopeless. I could just have this done periodically and I'd be happy. Doc changed some of my medicine around based on what happened this week when the wind was blowing and I was miserable. Particulate matter more than allergy. So, we're at least trying something different for now.
Thanks for all the prayers and good wishes.