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
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!
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!
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
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
I am currently going through a bumpy patch with my asthma, fortunately I am not having any major attacks and the couple of chest infections that I have had since my last hospital admission in January have been fairly mild. So my asthma is not particularly severe at the moment it is pretty badly controlled, … Continue reading A Better Day
Following on from my previous post (Feeling sorry for myself), I have done something today that I have always strongly advised against doing and that is going against what the experts say. I strongly believe that you should always tell your medical team if you disagree with what they tell you but ultimately you should … Continue reading Disagreeing with the Experts
Many of us have been there, we have had a bad asthma attack and we end up getting captured, we have spent weeks held captive, we haven't slept, the food is terrible and we are high on drugs, we all have one target, that end goal which keeps us all going, the escape, the freedom, … Continue reading Getting Back to Work with Jeremy Kyle!
As a severe asthmatic it is not always easy to know when seek medical advice and ring 999. Sometimes it is obvious, sometimes less so. There are always good indicators as to when help is needed, following your asthma action plan is always a good start. … Continue reading When to Ring 999
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