It has been a very, very long time since I have updated this blog but it has been a bit of a hectic time recently. So, it is only right that I let you all into what has been happening. I will give you all not only an asthma update, but a life update but … Continue reading Return of the breathless blogger…
STOP THE PRESS!!! I got a nebuliser for home. This is a massive deal for me as many of you who have been reading this blog for a while will know. Essentially, I was refused one ever since I got my diagnosis as it was considered too dangerous as if I needed a neb, I … Continue reading A nebuliser… at home… for me???
I see a lot of Severe Asthmatics having issues with their local hospitals. Most of us have a specialist centre where respiratory teams are on the ball and understand the complications that the condition can present. Local hospitals often lack these specialists and the knowledge about the condition, in particular, emergency departments. I have previously … Continue reading Local Hospitals – A Severe Asthmatic’s Nightmare
Most you that have read my previous posts are fully aware of how nightmarish my attacks can become. This is caused through the complete incompetence of my local hospital. Instead of one of my first posts back being entirely about the sheer lack of care or common sense of the local, I want to give … Continue reading The Winter from Hell
I know this may not come as a shock to most but asthmatics tend to have a team of professionals that look after their treatment. Severe Asthmatics tend to have more due to the complexity of the condition but I am sure that many of those without the condition, would not realise the amount of … Continue reading Asthma & Professionals – an overview
Asthma attacks are horrendous. They are awful for the patient and they are awful for observers. You would think they would get easier with a higher frequency but in actual fact, they get worse. I would go on about how they are difficult to experience first hand but there is already a blog post about … Continue reading Outsiders – what can you do?
Here is a much more personal blog post. This is to highlight what I have to do currently to try and manage my condition. I wanted to share this with you all as I have kept rather impersonal on my treatment to try and avoid confusion or debate about whether this works. It is not … Continue reading My Army…
I talk a lot about Asthma UK and there is a reason for this; they have helped me cope with Severe Asthma, they have helped inspire my blog posts and they have given me some of the best advice I could ask for. They were there for me after I was diagnosed and they are … Continue reading Asthma UK – The Unsung Hero
Something that I continually notice is how ignored asthma is day to day. We all know about diabetes and epilepsy but they are invisible conditions that are talked about and well known. Other conditions like Finromalgia and Multiple Sclerosis are also getting known about. Adverts on TV, leaflets in GP surgeries and equipment in pharmacies … Continue reading Invisible.
I am often told that I am casual about my asthma and to a point, this is true. I don't rush for help and often, this is a down fall. I just cannot be bothered with the bother of explaining it to yet another medic. They usually fail to believe me anyway. Plus, I know … Continue reading Scary moments