Thank you for the welcome Alcie!!
My G.P. did some preliminary Pulmonary Function testing, but nothing else. the stricture I have is about a centimeter long, and just below my vocal cords. If you have ever heard an asmatic in the middle of an attack and how they wheeze, well that is what I sounded like all the time. I had shortness of breath and didn`t even have to be doing anything, just trying to put a message on our answering machine in our office that we were closed. I also had very noisy breathing. When I finally went to the respirologist, he did a PFT, CT of the chest and thorax(neck) and a bronchoscope(where they put a small camera into the windpipe to see what is happeneing). I had a diagnosis from him in about a month and a half. Then I went to a Thoracic Surgeon at Toronto General Hospital where I under went another bronchoscope, this time with dialation of the trachea, after that I had another CT, and again another dialation. Now I am in follow up with the respirologist, and I fell that my breathing is getting bad again. I was sondering if anybody has under gone more than 2 dialations, and what the success rate might be.....My thoracic surgeon said that if I have to go back then it will most likely be a tracheal resection.