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?
It has been a long time and I needed a break. I can give you several reasons as to why this break was needed and it will also explain some of the challenges of being young with Severe Asthma. First and foremost- I am not bored of blogging - far from it. I have seen … Continue reading Where have I been??
Step number one: realise that this how to guide is next to impossible to write. Step number two: talk about different coping mechanisms that have been used. If you are reading this thinking that I have a magical solution to deal with the impact of having a chronic condition then this is not the post … Continue reading How to process your life changing forever
I wanted to share some insights into the more mundane aspects of life with Severe Asthma. The first and hardest part of the day for most is the mornings. Now, go onto the world of social media and look at girls my age. The posts are filled with avocado on toast, morning runs and extensive … Continue reading Mornings – coffee and an inhaler anyone?
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
It has been a while. It has been a while because of lack of energy and lack of time when I have sufficient energy. I have had so many blog post ideas lately but absolutely no energy to sit down and write them. This is not down to anything else but my Severe Asthma and … Continue reading Update Time!
An area in which I have yet to write about is the chronic pain side of my Severe Asthma. I want to start sharing one of the biggest battles I am going through with my asthma and one which we have very few answers about. However, before I get on to that mess, I want to share … Continue reading Pleurisy – because Severe Asthma isn’t bad enough!