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!

Another Asthma Moan

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

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 

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

Xolair & Feeling Sorry For Myself

Just a quick update today. As I write this (on my phone so apologies for typing mistakes) I am sat in hospital feeling pretty down, to be perfectly honest I am feeling sorry for myself which is something that I don't usually do but for some reason today is different. I have had a rough … Continue reading Xolair & Feeling Sorry For Myself

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, 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

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!