I would appreciate it if anyone who has experience with a bronchoscopy would be willing to share anything you think I might need to know as I am going to have my first one next Friday. I have to undergo one because of the problem of a persistent pneumonia which several different antibiotics have not been successful in wiping out. I first noticed a wet cough around last Christmas, and it has since remained with me, except for a few days respite at one point. Depending on what the bronchoscopy shows, the pneumonia might be able to be treated with a steroid, but the pulmonologist I saw today also said it is possible that the pneumonia has been in there long enough that it may form a permanent scar. I am not sure why I was not sent to a pulmonologist earlier. I have not really had much lung trouble before. I think it hurts me a bit that my transplant doctor is in another state because my type of transplant (six organ transplant of liver, spleen, stomach, pancreas, small and large intestines) has not been done before in my home state. Anyway, I am very thankful to anyone who is willing to share about what a bronchoscopy is like. Best of wishes to all.