Over the years I have never been a particularly big drinker or consumer of alcohol however since my asthma has started getting worse I experienced a few bad situations which now has led me to make the decision to really not drink alcohol at all. I do have the odd glass or wine or two… Continue reading Tee-total ish
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Since developing Brittle Asthma I have found online support groups a huge help and comfort when times are pretty rubbish and dealing with chronic illness has been too much to cope with. Although I would never wish brittle asthma on anyone it is a comfort in a way to know I am not the only… Continue reading Support Groups…what is the point and are they useful???
Lowered threshold to an asthma attack and chest infection. We were discussing asthma attacks and my frustration that despite acting quickly to treat them I tend to end up needing hospital treatment anyway. She said this was because my threshold of an attack was much lower. In essence my everyday level of tightness is much… Continue reading My best may never be good enough
After world asthma day and the release of the paper highlighting the shocking number of asthma deaths it was suggested that asthma care needs to be improved and asthmatics need regular input. I don't know if it is as a result of this or just coincidence but I now have regular hospital input for my… Continue reading Regular Asthma Input
Yes more golf. I may be a golf bore but for me golf is my outlet. I can play golf and get away from everything. It is something I can do no matter how bad I am feeling (within reason), how stressed or relaxed, it doesn't matter. I can be alone with my own thoughts… Continue reading Kingsbarns
The title of this blog doesn't really make sense. Losing a hated comfort blanket. a comfort blanket is meant to be something that protects you and you feel safe with it. Recently I have had a lot of input fro my respiratory team, particularly the respiratory nurse specialists (RNS). I have noticed a massive change… Continue reading Losing my (hated) comfort blanket
Being stressed can make asthma worse. This is something I used to deny a lot and never thought that stress was making my asthma control worse. Over time however and accepting my condition I realised that stress is a big factor. Not the only factor but it does impact control and how you feel. I… Continue reading Stress and Asthma