Part of this post is one of the hardest things I will ever write. It will be reliving the most terrifying asthma attack I have ever had and the experience of the whole admission. Before I go to that I want to explain why I am doing this. As a coping strategy I block out… Continue reading Facing Fears.
In my previous post I commented that 4 of the worst asthma attacks I have had keep haunting me. I went into detail about two of them. This third attack that haunts me is not so much the asthma attack but the after effects of it. I was taken into hospital and subsequently moved from… Continue reading Continuation from Flashbacks
This is really just a post to get something off my chest. I am getting so irritated by people who say they can't work because their asthma is too severe. I understand that some can't work because of this and due to complications of medication such as osteoporosis. Recently I had someone message me about… Continue reading Work
This past week has left me dwelling on a lot of different issues. So many different things happened this week all culminating in me really questioning my future. Each of the different events all happened and occurred separately and all from different aspects of life. The start of the week/ end of the previous week… Continue reading Preparing
The picture on the left is all the tablets I take first thing in the morning when I get up. Other than the prednisilone the next smallest is the tablet pictured on the right. Its my Theophylline. At one point about 8 years ago I thought this was my wonder drug. I had a… Continue reading Sometimes the hardest pill to swallow is the smallest
The truly horrific reality of asthma can be seen at first hand here. Today is Dawn's birthday but she is not here to share it with all who love her. Instead she is watching on from above after the consequences of asthma took her away from here far far to early. I never got the… Continue reading Remembering Dawn
Recently I have found most nights I wake myself up having had a nightmare about previous asthma attacks. Nightmare might be the wrong word to use but then flashback is not quite right either. I recollect so vividly some of the scariest asthma attacks I have had. Many of which I have never really remembered… Continue reading Flashbacks of asthma attacks.
The small hours of the morning when generally I wake up coughing and pretty wheezy like just now, I find I start thinking about what I am doing and what the point of it all is. This is not going to be a particularly positive post but by getting it off my chest means I… Continue reading Getting it off my chest.
In an interview I did while in Oxford for the first annual scientific meeting for AUKCAR I talk about how and why I got involved. http://youtu.be/1NACwblpRzQ%5D
Nothing like the sun newspaper to come up with a good headline: I may not be totally accurate in my view that for a long time asthma was a bit of a buzz word within the medical world. From reading and talking to different people it appeared that often people would go to their… Continue reading Botched asthma diagnosis…