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…
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?
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
It has been a long time and I needed a break. I can give you several reasons as to why this break was needed and it will also explain some of the challenges of being young with Severe Asthma. First and foremost- I am not bored of blogging - far from it. I have seen … Continue reading Where have I been??
Step number one: realise that this how to guide is next to impossible to write. Step number two: talk about different coping mechanisms that have been used. If you are reading this thinking that I have a magical solution to deal with the impact of having a chronic condition then this is not the post … Continue reading How to process your life changing forever
I wanted to share some insights into the more mundane aspects of life with Severe Asthma. The first and hardest part of the day for most is the mornings. Now, go onto the world of social media and look at girls my age. The posts are filled with avocado on toast, morning runs and extensive … Continue reading Mornings – coffee and an inhaler anyone?
It has been a while. It has been a while because of lack of energy and lack of time when I have sufficient energy. I have had so many blog post ideas lately but absolutely no energy to sit down and write them. This is not down to anything else but my Severe Asthma and … Continue reading Update Time!
An area in which I have yet to write about is the chronic pain side of my Severe Asthma. I want to start sharing one of the biggest battles I am going through with my asthma and one which we have very few answers about. However, before I get on to that mess, I want to share … Continue reading Pleurisy – because Severe Asthma isn’t bad enough!