What I wish I could explain to my parents…

It must be incredibly hard to be a parent to a child with Severe Asthma. I think the image that is conjured when I say this is probably one of a little child and their mum and dad. However, us older Severe Asthmatics still have our parents and they still have a child who suffers … Continue reading What I wish I could explain to my parents…

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How do you explain things to colleagues so that they actually get it?

Working with Severe Asthma is one of the biggest issues that we all face. It is not widely known that it is a disability and it is recognised (sometimes after a battle) as such. This, by very definition, can leave you debilitated and can often mean that you are sometimes not as capable as others. … Continue reading How do you explain things to colleagues so that they actually get it?

Got to get to hospital? Well guess a GTI is better than nothing…

*DISCLAIMER!!! This is my individual situation and in no way would I recommend anyone to follow this as advice. Please listen to your medical team and call 999 with asthma attacks!* This is a post requested by the other half as it is part of the ongoing battle with our local hospital. Their ED is … Continue reading Got to get to hospital? Well guess a GTI is better than nothing…

Isn’t it time Asthma is recognised as a life threatening condition?

You know the story - you say that you have asthma and as quick as you could set up a nebuliser, one ignorant person will make THAT comment: "but it is just asthma"? I have spoken countless times about the sheer ignorance surrounding the condition but nothing seems to have changed so I figured I … Continue reading Isn’t it time Asthma is recognised as a life threatening condition?