I hummed and hawed about this post and how to write it and what to write. I don't think I have ever started and restarted a blog post so many times trying to find the right was to express my thoughts. "Asthma charity may quit Scotland in London office switch". That was the heading of… Continue reading “Asthma charity may quit Scotland in London office switch”
Month: July 2015
My Fight Against Asthma- the app
Living with any chronic health condition can be tricky. Not only dealing with how you are feeling on a daily basis but everything that goes with it to keep yourself well- the medication, self management plans, anticipatory care plan, Drs appointments, hospital appointments. This is just a small selection of some of the things you… Continue reading My Fight Against Asthma- the app
Signs vs Symptoms
After my last post about pulse oximeters and oxygen saturations some of the comments were interesting and not surprising. One of the most common things you hear when having an asthma attack is "your sats are fine your ok". As a nurse your trained to look at signs first and then symptoms but often we… Continue reading Signs vs Symptoms
Pulse oximeters and asthma
Just now I have been peer reviewing a study for the Cochrane Collaboration as part of the Cochrane Airways Groups. It has been fascinating doing this as it is the first time I am part of something from the early stages to now where the study has been carried out and dissemination will occur. Im… Continue reading Pulse oximeters and asthma
Understanding how stress can really impact on you physically.
One of the triggers for my asthma is stress. I often feel that I just jump from one stressful situation to the next no matter how hard I try to avoid it. I previously thought i was really weak because stress could have such an effect on my physical health. There are still so many… Continue reading Understanding how stress can really impact on you physically.