And what does severe asthma look like? Does having severe asthma look like this? Is this what severe asthma looks like? In all the photos above I have severe asthma (some of them are a lot older than others). In the top photos it doesn't look like there is anything wrong with me but the… Continue reading What is severe asthma really??
World Asthma Day 2023
Has anything really changed in the asthma landscape since World Asthma Day 2022? For the day to day living with asthma really not much has changed. The same frustrations are still there and sadly I think they will continue for many years. The has obviously been some positive changes especially with the approval of the… Continue reading World Asthma Day 2023
A year on Omalizumab
I cant believe that it has been a year since I had my first injection of omalizumab also known as Xolair. I am on xolair for spontaneous idiopathic urticaria (hives) and angioedema (swelling), it also benefits my asthma as well although the dose I am on is higher than what I would be taking if… Continue reading A year on Omalizumab
Medic Alert- my security blanket
When it comes to my health I have a few security blankets one being my inhalers and the second my medic alert bracelet. When you live with a condition that can render you speechless it is a huge fear that I won't be able to tell anyone what is wrong with me if I need… Continue reading Medic Alert- my security blanket
Lung Health Lottery
Today Asthma + Lung Uk launched their campaign End the Lung Health Lottery. They have collected data which has been analysed and the results are shocking. Depending on where you live in the UK will depend on your lung health outcomes. If you live in an area of higher deprivation the higher the chance that… Continue reading Lung Health Lottery
What is an inhaler swap?
It has been so concerning recently to see so many posts where people are really angry and say they have had an inhaler swap. When you explore a little bit more you find out that it is not actually an inhaler swap. We all have our preferred device, and brand of medication which can differ… Continue reading What is an inhaler swap?
2022 is not my year
Last year (2021) I had so many plans for this year especially as my health seemed to be a bit more stable I was looking forward to getting out and about and just living life again but 2 weeks in January that all changed. I cannot believe we are now in October. Time has been… Continue reading 2022 is not my year
Smoking Ban on NHS Hospital sites comes into force
I am so excited, I cannot contain myself!! Yesterday a smoking ban on NHS hospital sites came into force. This new law means that no one on a NHS hospital site can smoke within 15m of a hospital building and cannot smoke under any overhangs of buildings either. This law is enforceable and people who… Continue reading Smoking Ban on NHS Hospital sites comes into force
Severe Asthma Peer Support Group
Severe asthma is a complex disease that impacts every aspect of a persons life. I have lived with asthma almost all of my life and severe asthma for over half of it too, even before it was classed as severe it was always hard to control. There is not one aspect of my life that… Continue reading Severe Asthma Peer Support Group
Women with asthma
Did you know women are twice as likely to die from asthma than men are? Living with asthma is horrible. To keep it stable there are so many considerations you need to think about compared to someone without asthma. For me my mind is always racing and I am checking my surroundings to make sure… Continue reading Women with asthma