Not Just Asthma

I consider that my main medical condition is asthma or to be more accurate severe asthma. Asthma is something that I have battled with since my teens and continued to do so over the years as my condition has become more severe. As a result of my asthma, and to be more precise as a … Continue reading Not Just Asthma

Mornings with Asthma

My morning ritual isn't particularly pleasant, some mornings are worse than others but in general I hate them. I always used to be a "morning person" getting up quite early, even on weekends or while on holiday I would be up and about but now that first hour or so in a morning is something … Continue reading Mornings with Asthma

A Lucky Asthmatic

For those of you who regularly read this blog, follow me on Twitter, Facebook or even know me will know I often like to have a rant or a moan about my asthma. I will rant about hospital care, useless doctors, NHS cutbacks, my health, the impact that asthma has on my life and my … Continue reading A Lucky Asthmatic

Asthma Stigma & Stereotype

We've all seen it on television or in a movie, the kid with the asthma, the kid who is unfit,  nervous, a bit of a geek or nerd, weak, gets bullied, is overweight and usually wears glasses. That is the image of what asthmatics look like and how we act, reputedly we all have an … Continue reading Asthma Stigma & Stereotype

Asthma UK

The internet is a superb tool to find out information on anything and if you need to find out more about asthma there is so much information out there. If you are newly diagnosed with asthma it is more than likely that you will want to find out more about the condition and so internet … Continue reading Asthma UK

Recovering from an Asthma Attack

Recovering from an asthma attack is something that I used to be able to do (or least think I could) in a matter of hours or at worst a day or two. As I have got older and my attacks have become more frequent and severe I have discovered that making a full recovery usually … Continue reading Recovering from an Asthma Attack

What an Asthma Attack Feels Like

I am not your stereotypical asthmatic, I suffer from what my consultant calls complicated, severe asthma. What I am going to try and do in this piece is describe how I feel when I am having an asthma attack. Asthma and asthma attacks can vary dramatically from person to person but this is what happens … Continue reading What an Asthma Attack Feels Like

Hospital Admission – Part 2

So if you are reading this, hopefully you have already read Hospital Admission – Part 1 – Xolair Injections if not it may make more sense to read that first. So after a 6 hour wait on the diagnostics ward and the bed manager over ruling my consultant I was denied a bed on the respiratory … Continue reading Hospital Admission – Part 2

Hospital Admission – Part 1 – Xolair Injections

So as anybody who reads this blog knows I have had a few issues with side effects following my Xolair injections. During the past year I have had to attend hospital every 4 weeks for Xolair injections, the Xolair does seem to be helping my asthma but unfortunately on 2 occasions I have suffered respiratory … Continue reading Hospital Admission – Part 1 – Xolair Injections

Nellie is back and I need to get things off my chest!

I  have managed a few days at work this week as part of a phased return following a lengthy absence as a result of a bad asthma attack back in January, I was hoping that things were going pretty well abart from my blood sugar levels which are ridiculously high as a result of the … Continue reading Nellie is back and I need to get things off my chest!