I see a lot of Severe Asthmatics having issues with their local hospitals. Most of us have a specialist centre where respiratory teams are on the ball and understand the complications that the condition can present. Local hospitals often lack these specialists and the knowledge about the condition, in particular, emergency departments. I have previously … Continue reading Local Hospitals – A Severe Asthmatic’s Nightmare
Most you that have read my previous posts are fully aware of how nightmarish my attacks can become. This is caused through the complete incompetence of my local hospital. Instead of one of my first posts back being entirely about the sheer lack of care or common sense of the local, I want to give … Continue reading The Winter from Hell
As a rule of thumb, your GP is meant to prevent you and your health deteriorating. Everyone knows (or should know) that you try self-care first, then seek advice from a pharmacist before visiting your GP. Now when this has been done or is not appropriate, you seek help from your GP before jumping straight … Continue reading My ongoing fight with the GP
I want to write a special post to signify the importance of this day. Most people know about all the other awareness days and I think that it is wonderful that the world wants to do so much to help those who suffer but this day does not get enough publicity and it is wrong. … Continue reading World Asthma Day 2017
The biggest pain/annoyance/complete inconvenience of having asthma is an attack. All of the medications, treatments and measures put in place are in order to prevent an attack. I could go into the medical side of what an asthma attack is but I would rather describe what it feels like from a personal view. I will … Continue reading What does an attack feel like?UPDATED
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 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…
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?
A lot of these posts so far paint a really positive outlook on my Severe Asthma which has shown me that I am one step closer to accepting that it is a big part of my life. I did not realise how much my attitude towards it had changed until I began to write about … Continue reading Why do I feel embarrassed about Severe Asthma? Part 1…