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

Asthma Hints & Tips

In this piece I thought that I would share some of my own personal hints and tips on surviving severe asthma. I'm not going to list the usual stuff that all asthmatics (should) know, things such as having an asthma action plan, wearing a scarf when going out in cold weather and checking your peak … Continue reading Asthma Hints & Tips

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 ┬áhave 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!

Asthma & Feeling Down

I am no expert on depression and would never try and advise anybody who suffers from it. I am however an expert on my own asthma, I know my condition very well, even my consultant accepts that I know more about┬ámy condition than she ever will. I also know how my asthma makes me feel … Continue reading Asthma & Feeling Down

Asthma & Travelling Light

  As a male when leaving the house I only used to take life's necessities out with me, it usually meant taking nothing more than what would fit in my pocket, keys, wallet, phone and loose change, that was about it. As an athmatic I would also take my ventolin inhaler but very little else. … Continue reading Asthma & Travelling Light

Xolair, the good, the bad and the worry

My asthma has deteriorated a great deal over the last few years and I have tried most tablets and inhalers that are available, some with more success than others. Ultimately though I know that there is no cure and it is all about control. I take my condition very seriously, I try not to allow … Continue reading Xolair, the good, the bad and the worry