Asthmatic Holiday Update

So I was very nervous during the build up to my holiday and as expected it has proved to be hard work but so far I am enjoying it. The temperature has not dropped below 30 during day light hours and there is little breeze. Night time temperatures are also really high and the mercury … Continue reading Asthmatic Holiday Update

Asthma & Holiday Worries

I have never needed a holiday more or feared one as much as the one that I am due to have this coming week. I have had a pretty rough year so far and a holiday is just what I need. My wife and I both felt that we needed to get away and that … Continue reading Asthma & Holiday Worries

Mondays, Asthma, Xolair, Cracked Ribs, Nose Bleeds, Sleepless Nights and Work

At the moment nearly every morning is proving to be a struggle but at least this morning I was going to be able to have a couple of extra hours in bed due to having an hospital appointment at 9am for my Xolair injections. This meant that instead of having to set my alarm for … Continue reading Mondays, Asthma, Xolair, Cracked Ribs, Nose Bleeds, Sleepless Nights and Work

Respiratory Consultant – Missing in Action!

Missing Person Has anyone seen my respiratory consultant, I am becoming concerned for here well being, there have been no sightings of her for months! I was discharged from my last hospital admission at the end of January and as per usual I was given an appointment to see my consultant as an outpatient to see how … Continue reading Respiratory Consultant – Missing in Action!

Just Breathe……..

This is an excellent and informative piece written by a Brittle Asthmatic called Lynn, you can also visit her blog at https://easywheezybreathy.wordpress.com

Easy... wheezy.... breathyyyyy

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As you know I have Brittle Asthma.  I was diagnosed after a very severe case of Mycoplasma Pneumonia in 2012, whilst spending nearly 3 months (thank you again to all the staff at West Middlesex Hospital) treating the infection & getting the Asthma under control.

What is Brittle Asthma I hear you scream… or maybe roll your eyes & go its just Asthma dude… thousands …nay millions have it.  Well my friend, you are a little wrong….

Brittle asthma is a type of asthma distinguishable from other forms by recurrent, severe attacks. Brittle asthma is one of the “unstable” subtypes of “difficult asthma”, a term used to characterize the less than 5% of asthma cases that do not respond to maximal inhaled treatment.

Sounds pretty awesome so far right???? no??? we are just getting started in what this crazy form of Asthma is. So within this rare form, we have 2 sub-types…

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Hospital Admission to Remember!

I have now had too many hospital admissions to remember, obviously most of them are not pleasant experiences but over the years I have had memorable, funny and some scary experiences. I usually try to have a bit of a laugh and a joke with the nurses and as I have got to know them … Continue reading Hospital Admission to Remember!

More Asthma Problems

As I had expected, my asthma prevented me from doing anything this weekend. After arriving home from work on Friday evening until setting off for work this morning (Monday) I didn't leave the house once. My breathing was bad all weekend and I didn't get much sleep either. The nebuliser continued to get some hammer … Continue reading More Asthma Problems

Asthma Gadgets

I love gadgets, I have loads of them, most of them I love and use regularly, the list is endless but most of my gadgets come under two categories. The first of which is my every days gadgets that I use for entertainment, this includes things such as ipad and iphone etc, but then there is … Continue reading Asthma Gadgets

Another Asthma Moan

Severe asthma can be very unpredictable. I can go months where I feel fine, I manage to get some sleep, I find that I am able to reduce my prednisolone and I can lead a normal life, when things get really good I even occasionally dare to leave the house without my nebuliser. These good … Continue reading Another Asthma Moan

Prednisolone – the root of all evil

Prednisolone, I can't live with it and I can't live without it. Every time that I have a medical problem my GP always says that my Prednisolone is to blame. I reckon that I could get hit by a car and break both of my legs and my GP would blame the Pred! So what … Continue reading Prednisolone – the root of all evil