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

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

Asthma Spoils Another Weekend

I always knew that this bank holiday weekend could cause problems for my asthma but I didn't quite expect everything to conspire against me (and to be more precise my asthma) quite as much as it did. We had planned for weeks to visit the wife's family in the Lake District and it was something … Continue reading Asthma Spoils Another Weekend

Disagreeing with the Experts

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

What is going on?

It's been a strange few days in the world of all things asthmatic. On a personal note I thought that things were picking up a little bit, despite feeling rough on a couple of occasions during the week and my lungs have been pretty grumpy every morning but by and large things weren't going too … Continue reading What is going on?

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

Nebulisers – Yes or No

One subject that I often discuss on this blog or on social media is that of nebulisers. Many consultants and doctors will not prescribe nebules for them and claim that the patient does not need one. Those who are against home nebulisers will usually give 2 main reasons why people should not use nebulisers at … Continue reading Nebulisers – Yes or No