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
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?