Trauma of ICU

Finally I am able to sit down without getting upset or terrifying myself about my latest hospital admission specifically experience in ICU. The photo below may not look like much and you may think its a window and building but this is what has caused me to much trauma. Before anyone reads on please note… Continue reading Trauma of ICU

Passive smoking……what does it mean???

apart from death? I cannot count the number of posts I have done about smoking, passive smoking, the smoking ban and how it effects my lungs and the lungs of many others like me. It really hit me the other day after parking my car in the carpark at work and walking the 200m to… Continue reading Passive smoking……what does it mean???

2nd dose of Mepolizumab in the bag

Thats the second dose of mepolizumab done and dusted. Now to wait till next month for my next injection next month. So many people have been asking me how I feel and if the new drug is helping or making a difference, or ask me when I will start noticing the benefits. Its really hard… Continue reading 2nd dose of Mepolizumab in the bag

New horizons- not knowing how to feel!

In March/April for me my asthma care hit a wall and I could no longer continue as I ¬†was. Despite my consultant being one of the best in the field of difficult to control asthma I was getting no where, I was feeling lost, totally out of control and no idea what I was doing… Continue reading New horizons- not knowing how to feel!

The Intensive Care Unit

I have written often about being admitted to intensive care or the high dependancy unit or being reviewed by critical care staff and it always something I have just sort of dealt with and not thought to much more about it. That was until last night. I couldn't sleep for tossing and turning thinking about… Continue reading The Intensive Care Unit

Asthma Rule 1: ALWAYS have your reliever with you.

On twitter recently you may have seen that I had a small rant about something that happened the other day and I am still reeling over it. I think what got me most is that how are we ever going to change attitudes towards asthma if those with asthma are so cavalier about it. I… Continue reading Asthma Rule 1: ALWAYS have your reliever with you.

Sick leave- what do you do??

Being on sick leave seems to be an all too common occurrence for me. It is never just a day either its weeks and weeks which feels like months and months (well sometimes it is months). Often people say to me they would love to be off for as long as I have been off… Continue reading Sick leave- what do you do??

World Asthma Day

On Tuesday 1st May is was World Asthma Day. I normally do something during the day, or post a video etc raising awareness about asthma, how serious it is, how ¬†critically under funded research into asthma is. This year however I didnt do anything I just wasn't well enough, my chest was far from good… Continue reading World Asthma Day

Patient Centred Care

I have quite a few different blogs in my head after my last hospital admission due to a variety of things that happened. Where better than to start at the beginning. It was the usual start= difficulty breathing so did I usual nebuliser treatments and thought I should probably call 999 as I wasn't getting… Continue reading Patient Centred Care

2016 Round Up!

2016 has been a pretty awful year. There have been highs but there has also been some mega low points so like much of the world I am looking forward to 2017 and to it being better than this year has been. January, I guess the start of the year set it off, after being… Continue reading 2016 Round Up!