Lot's of you are aware that I was on the Mepo injection and that I now own a nebuliser at home. What most of you do not yet know, is that I am off the Mepo injection and awaiting a new one to help me and that is one of the reasons I thought that … Continue reading New Year… New Treatment? New Lungs? New Outlook on Life?
As most people know, winter is possibly one of the worst periods of time to have Severe Asthma. A season that is meant to be filled with joy, family occasions, partying and social events is often a season filled with steroids, nebulisers, 999 calls and being unable to breathe. Obviously the idyllic winter scenario does … Continue reading Winter Wonderland? Winter with hopeless lungs?!
I quite often write about my negative experiences with health care professionals because that is what tends to stick in your mind when you trust people with your care. It is nice to be able to write such a positive post about health care professionals for a change and I desperately wanted to share that … Continue reading Praise for Paramedics…
Today is my birthday and I was not sure as to whether I particularly wanted to write this post but I reckon today is a good enough day for these thoughts to be posted. Most people my age would be doing something different today but I guess that most people my age do not struggle … Continue reading Birthday’s & Severe Asthma
A question that I often get asked is the one above: What would I do if I did not have asthma? It is an incredibly hard question to ask me now after 6 years of having the condition and with so many things being impacted by the condition. I know for a fact that my … Continue reading What would you do if you did not have asthma?
Something that most of us with Severe Asthma are very familiar with is getting stabbed with various needles. In fact, every month I have an injection now, Mepo (I have written about this here) on top of all the pin pricks on the fingers, Arterial blood gas' and cannulas that occur when asthma takes its … Continue reading Why do I get stabbed so much?
I think this is mainly a question that I get asked because I am a younger sufferer of the condition. It is a fairly sensible question to ask as it does have such a significant impact on every single part of my life. Do I think about how my future is going to look? Of … Continue reading Future with asthma – doesn’t it scare you?
The title of this post is a question that I hear A LOT and I am 99.99% sure that all the other asthmatics have heard it just as frequently. In a way, it is incredibly comforting and delightful to hear, especially if it is from people that you are going to be around a great … Continue reading What do I do if you have an attack?!
Something that many people are confused about, is the fact that Severe Asthma is considered a disability. It is something that you just do not put with Severe Asthma for some reason and I was one of those individuals for a long, long time. It is ridiculous that individuals have to justify what their disability … Continue reading Disabled… Severe Asthma? Is that possible?
I have previously written a post about the nightmare that is prednisolone, widely known by many as the 'devil's tic-tacs' and you may wonder why I am bringing it up here again. Well, if you read the last post here, you will see that this post will differ in it's angle. I have been unfortunate … Continue reading “I like your chins”… thank you steroids….