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.
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?
A common question I get asked by people around me is whether they can do anything to help my Severe Asthma. Unfortunately for me, the answer is always not really. I know that people want to be able to do something to help me when I am struggling but unless someone is sitting on a … Continue reading “Is there anything I can do?”
In my previous post I explained that I had recently taken some time out in order to gather my thoughts and really start to recover both physically and mentally. Through doing this, I had a few light bulb moments and I really want to share some of those thoughts with you all. The first of … Continue reading Life Goals vs Severe Asthma
I have wanted to write about the issue of independence from the angle of someone who has just graduated. I have seen a lot of posts about people who are older and struggle with the lack of independence due to Severe Asthma but I feel like there are different challenges for the younger sufferers. Not … Continue reading Independent Woman…
I have received a number of comments, emails and messages saying thank you for sharing my story. It brings a tear to my eye knowing that there are so many people out there suffering with Severe Asthma and feeling like they are fighting a battle on their own and loosing. I have been told to … Continue reading Stop telling me to be positive.
All of these posts are about living with the condition and although I have briefly covered this in other posts, I want to go into detail for those recently diagnosed. I know through social media that the diagnosis can be daunting for some and they are not really sure what it means or how to … Continue reading How do you explain Severe Asthma?
I have been a bit quiet this week. The reason? I was rushed to hospital via ambulance on Monday due to my body not coping with the tight chest at all. I suffered the biggest attack I have ever had and discovered that I have pneumonia once more. However, the hospital saved my life and … Continue reading Hospital saved my life!
I am sure most of you reading this will have some experience of these parts of life, whether you have asthma or not. The problem is, having asthma can complicate parts of life and living far more than they necessarily need to be. The focus of this post really is going to be the social … Continue reading Why do I feel embarrassed about Severe Asthma? Part 2…