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!

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

Crossroads with Xolair & Asthma Treatment 

I feel that I maybe reaching a crossroads as to where my asthma medication goes next. I started having monthly Xolair injections a year ago and we were hopeful that they would help. It took 2 years to get me onto the Xolair as I was borderline when it came to matching the criteria. Xolair … Continue reading Crossroads with Xolair & Asthma Treatment 

Asthma, Xolair, Preds, Scunthorpe United & Holidays

So I have managed to reach May and so far this year I have only had one hospital admission due to an asthma attack (I have also had 1 admission for observation following a Xolair injection). This is a much better record than during previous years and now that we have reached May and the … Continue reading Asthma, Xolair, Preds, Scunthorpe United & Holidays

Asthma Consultants and Nurses

The relationship between a severe asthmatic and their respiratory team is so important. A patient and their "support" team must understand each other and trust each other. I am very fortunate to have had the same consultant for a number of years and we have a great relationship. We argue about things and the best … Continue reading Asthma Consultants and Nurses

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