STOP THE PRESS!!! I got a nebuliser for home. This is a massive deal for me as many of you who have been reading this blog for a while will know. Essentially, I was refused one ever since I got my diagnosis as it was considered too dangerous as if I needed a neb, I … Continue reading A nebuliser… at home… for me???
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
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 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?
I have already explained what an asthma attack feels like and there is no mistaking that they are not fun. Any time someone feels like they are unable to take a breath, it is terrifying and quite frankly - dangerous. I know many people would think that an asthma attack is an immediate trip to … Continue reading An asthma attack means hospital right?
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?
I want to start sharing more of my experiences in the hope that asthmatics won't feel so scared or apprehensive when getting help. Obviously, every experience is different and unique to the individual but these are my experiences and hopefully it will open some eyes and make someone a bit calmer when the big blue … Continue reading What happens when an ambulance arrives?
***DISCLAIMER!!! FOLLOW YOUR DOCTOR'S ADVICE ALWAYS. I AM NOT TRAINED. THIS IS MY EXPERIENCE AND WHAT I DO. PLEASE FOLLOW YOUR OWN INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BY YOUR OWN HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL*** Many people will go their whole lives without needing to dial 999. It is a number that many of us are so apprehensive and cautious … Continue reading 999… should I?