A phone call with author of Stumbling in Flats turned from working with pharma to writing in blog posts. A blogger for 13/14 years I have never thought about my blog posts and I have made it known that I just let my fingers do the work letting the words flow from brain to the page.… Continue reading How do you write a blog post?
I have been very lucky that despite my asthma I have been able to travel (mainly to attend conferences). I have travelled via a variety of different methods: train, plane and taxis. Thanks to the hidden disability lanyard I have been very fortunate in the treatment I have received in airports. I have also been… Continue reading What do you do when you have a bad or good travelling experience when you have a disability?
I am going to do a series of these blog posts. When I was last in hospital and immediately post discharge I was left feeling very frustrated and have continued to feel that way. I always feel like I cant quite say to the Dr's and nurses what i want to. Not because they deliberately… Continue reading A letter I would love to write to my…..
A common theme when speaking to others who have a chronic illness is the importance of friendships yet so many find that there are very few friends who stick about and understand when you have to call off for the 10th time and cancel attending things. I have found over the years that this is… Continue reading Friendship when you are cant help being unreliable
Today my youngest brother published an article for the Daily Record. Out of all my siblings he has probably seen me at my worst. He has been there when I have been in tears because registrars cant get an arterial blood gas and they are getting stroppy because I kept flinching when they hit the… Continue reading Making asthma visible
Since getting involved in asthma advocacy and involvement in research I have also been part of the Astra Zeneca Patient Partnership Program (PPP) for Asthma. I do a huge variety of things as part of this program to help Astra Zeneca with their work to improve the lives of people with asthma. This can range… Continue reading Madrid with Astra Zeneca
I started writing this on Wednesday 9th October as I sat in the waiting room having checked in to clinic. I had so many expectations from clinic and pinned so much on it yet left feeling deflated. "Sitting in clinic with butterflies flying around my stomach. This is my first clinic appointment with my consultant… Continue reading Post ICU respiratory clinic