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…
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?
I have mentioned in a variety of posts about this wonderful man in my life. A guy who is always there no matter what and I thought that instead of me trying to write about his experiences myself, he would probably be better at explaining. It is so difficult for us to explain about what … Continue reading A view from the side of the inhaler…
*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…
In life we all have times where we need to say no to things or people. Sometimes it is down to simple things like having something else to focus on or sometimes it's down to other things like feeling ill or down. Most of the time, this will be an occasional thing and people wouldn't … Continue reading What does it feel like to say no…?
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?
Those who have followed me since the beginning will be aware that I started this blog through a break up. Someone who put the whole blame on my asthma - a condition I hate to live with and have absolutely no control over. It made me think that any relationship would end as soon as … Continue reading Support – It is more than just a kind word
Those who are unaware, in England, you have to pay for prescriptions unless you qualify for an exemption. These exemptions are usually given to those on benefits, pregnant, under 18 and those with long-term health conditions like diabetes and epilepsy. This is done because those with these conditions are seen to be unable to live … Continue reading Rant Ahead… Prescription Charges!
Long time, no speak! I have a laptop now which means I can actually get back to filling you all in with my lovely asthma gossip. I guess the biggest part of the latest gossip is being on the Mepo jab. I am now on my fourth injection and I plan to share my experiences … Continue reading Mepo… What is that?
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???