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
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 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?
My most read post on here was about my experience in AAU the first time round. I purposely leave out the name of hospitals because the last thing I want to do is demonize hospitals and those who work in them. I have already said that I do not blame the individuals at all when … Continue reading Why am I so frustrated with emergency care?
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!
*** DISCLAIMER!! I AM NOT A DOCTOR OR A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL! THIS IS WRITTEN FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCES AND SHOULD NOT BE USED INSTEAD OF FOLLOWING YOUR DOCTOR’S INSTRUCTIONS! IF YOU NEED FURTHER ADVICE PLEASE SPEAK TO A PROFESSIONAL!! *** I have now covered the more routine treatment's involved in asthma and I really want … Continue reading MED’S MED’S ALL OF THE MED’S… PART 3
Time to actually sit down and process everything that happened last week. I tried to keep you all updated with bits and pieces of the experiences I had but I wanted to try and do a more detailed post just to highlight some of the struggles that I have to go through with my Severe … Continue reading A week with exacerbation’s…
The first thing I am going to state here is that this is in no way bashing our emergency departments nor an attempt to belittle the fantastic work that every member of staff strives to do in these departments. It is more about highlighting the experiences that I have had as a patient and how this … Continue reading A&E – Awful and Embarrassing?