In my previous post I explained that I had recently taken some time out in order to gather my thoughts and really start to recover both physically and mentally. Through doing this, I had a few light bulb moments and I really want to share some of those thoughts with you all. The first of … Continue reading Life Goals vs Severe Asthma
Thankfully, I am happy to report that my break from social media was not as a result of an exacerbation or anything super dramatic. I simply needed to take time out and take stock of what had happened and try and work through some of it on my own first. I think that a lot of … Continue reading Where have I been?
*** DISCLAIMER!! I AM NOT A DOCTOR OR A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL! THIS IS WRITTEN FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCES AND SHOULD NOT BE USED INSTEAD OF FOLLOWING YOUR DOCTOR’S INSTRUCTIONS! IF YOU NEED FURTHER ADVICE PLEASE SPEAK TO A PROFESSIONAL!! *** This post could very much apply to anyone taking antibiotics but as a Severe Asthmatic, … Continue reading MED’S MED’S ALL OF THE MED’S… PART 4
I have wanted to write about the issue of independence from the angle of someone who has just graduated. I have seen a lot of posts about people who are older and struggle with the lack of independence due to Severe Asthma but I feel like there are different challenges for the younger sufferers. Not … Continue reading Independent Woman…
This is a topic that I have tried to avoid for a fair old while as each workplace is different and there are so many complications and loopholes depending on where you work. I want to talk about some of the issues that Severe Asthmatics may face in the workplace and some of the rights you have. … Continue reading Working and Severe Asthma
I have received a number of comments, emails and messages saying thank you for sharing my story. It brings a tear to my eye knowing that there are so many people out there suffering with Severe Asthma and feeling like they are fighting a battle on their own and loosing. I have been told to … Continue reading Stop telling me to be positive.
My most read post on here was about my experience in AAU the first time round. I purposely leave out the name of hospitals because the last thing I want to do is demonize hospitals and those who work in them. I have already said that I do not blame the individuals at all when … Continue reading Why am I so frustrated with emergency care?
All of these posts are about living with the condition and although I have briefly covered this in other posts, I want to go into detail for those recently diagnosed. I know through social media that the diagnosis can be daunting for some and they are not really sure what it means or how to … Continue reading How do you explain Severe Asthma?
I have been a bit quiet this week. The reason? I was rushed to hospital via ambulance on Monday due to my body not coping with the tight chest at all. I suffered the biggest attack I have ever had and discovered that I have pneumonia once more. However, the hospital saved my life and … Continue reading Hospital saved my life!
Flash back to September 2013 - I traveled down down to my university ready to start three years of studying and meeting a lot of new people. I had been diagnosed with asthma at this point but had absolutely no idea about what it would develop into. I had to take inhalers at this point … Continue reading University and Severe Asthma: The Parties…