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…
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
I have noticed in a lot of asthma blogs, they talk about nebulisers and different technology. Down my end of the woods, there is a different treatment plan for me and I wanted to explain this and how it all works. I also want to show you my version of a neb and explain why … Continue reading What is that big thing you carry around?
I know it may seem like I understand and accept my condition, and for the most part I have. I can't change it and I can't do anything more. It is part of my life and that is the way it is. I did not realise until yesterday how much of an impact it was … Continue reading When it hits you, it hits hard.
For those of you who have asthma, have a child with asthma or knows someone with asthma, you may know what a peak flow is. It isn't particularly fancy nor is it something that would wow you, but it is used to help monitor asthma. I wanted to explain a bit more about it, how … Continue reading Peak Flow…What is it and why do I hate it?