The biggest pain/annoyance/complete inconvenience of having asthma is an attack. All of the medications, treatments and measures put in place are in order to prevent an attack. I could go into the medical side of what an asthma attack is but I would rather describe what it feels like from a personal view. I will … Continue reading What does an attack feel like?UPDATED
Everyone must realise that being in hospital is boring. Little to do except think and watch the world go by. I often get asked by friends what it is like to be in hospital and whether I find it scary having attacks now. It is a question that is hard to answer off the cuff … Continue reading The thoughts that run through your head when attacks happen
I do not have a medical answer for this question. All I know is that it is something that I really wish would go away. I am exhausted all of the time now and it could be because of any number of things. The only link is with my Severe Asthma. You would think that … Continue reading Why am I so tired all the time?
You will often see me refer to Severe Asthma as a war and all of the obstacles I face are the battles that I am fighting. This is a relation to my history training, I am sure of it, but in order to win a war, you must win the battles. Each infection, each attack … Continue reading Fighting battles to win a war
Everyone is different. Whether you have a chronic health condition or are in perfect health. No one person is the same. I have found though, that with asthma, everyone is an expert. Half the time I get someone telling me that their really bad asthma was cured by exercise or a new health regime. Others … Continue reading “I can exercise with my asthma – you should too!” and other jokes…