In my previous post about steroids I said there would be a guest post. A good friend of mine Hay who also has brittle asthma and goes to the hospital in Southampton I used to go to has just had her life turned upside down due to the medication she depends on for her brittle… Continue reading Guest Blog- Hay
I have a guest blog post coming up soon from a good friend of mine who like me has brittle asthma but has recently had her life turned upside down due to the medication we rely on. Everyone has heard of steroids and the majority of people will think there is only one type of… Continue reading Steroids aka “The Devils Tic Tacs”
Winter is a time that everyone prepares for, whether it is stocking up on cold or flu remedies, starting to take vitamin C, looking out the hat, scarf and gloves or even just switching the central heating on. These would be the "normal" things anyone would be doing but when you asthma that is some… Continue reading Getting Winter Ready!!
Through my involvement in research with AUKCAR I have had the opportunity to meet other people who get involved in research because of a condition they have. Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research is slowly appearing in research in a range of different medical conditions. It doesn't happen enough but it is good to… Continue reading Involvement in Research
Last week I got to attend the launch of REACH a database where people with asthma or people affected by asthma can register and join. Once you have joined REACH you will hear about studies which you may be able to participate in and help asthma research and the development of new treatments for asthma… Continue reading REACH: REgister for Asthma researCH
We are talking about medications, and when is it time to stop and think how much are they benefitting me over how much are they causing problems and also dependence on them. I was really shocked the other day when picking up my prescription, this time as there is not always, there was a repeat… Continue reading When is it time to say enough is enough?
Wow!! I can't believe my blog is 9 years old later this month. This is the first post I wrote. I started this blog as a means to vent my frustrations and feelings about living my life with difficult to control asthma aka brittle asthma. I started writing it purely for myself, to express how I really… Continue reading Happy 9th Birthday
aka Personal Independence Payment (the new DLA). I previously wrote about my experience of the PIP application process and how I found filling the form in. Post can be found here. Then the second step was the face to face consultation. This post can be found here. The third and final step of the PIP process… Continue reading PIP- Step 3