not a good combination. A few weeks ago in the press there was a lot of interest in the story surrounding the UK inhaler group Vectura and Philip Morris International. Philip Morris International is one of the largest if not the largest tobacco company in the world. Vectura is a pharmaceutical company in the UK… Continue reading Inhaler industry + tobacco industry= ……
Today is the anniversary of my Granny's death and my Uncle's. I have many stories about my Granny which make me laugh and make me cry but today I wanted to share a few of those here. Granny during her birthday celebration when we made her try beer that my Dad was involved in. It… Continue reading Remembering my Granny
I know many of you will think I sound like a broken record particularly as I have written several blog posts around the issue of the smoking ban on NHS premises. The first of my posts was back in 2015 on April 2nd. written after legislation was passed by the Scottish Government to implement a… Continue reading Smoking on NHS sites- it is STILL happening!!
Its the 14th of December. A day that seems to come round each year all too quickly. Now it is not only one person I lost on this day but 2. There are not many days that you will remember exactly where you were and what you were doing but for me the 14th December… Continue reading 20 years gone too soon.
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
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???
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
One of my previous posts I titled as the most terrifying experience. At the time I thought it was, but sadly it was not and last week it went to a whole new level of scariness. I had not been discharged long but I needed up needing to go back to hospital. It all started… Continue reading No wonder asthmatics don’t go to hospital early!
This end of this week is a really special day. Not only is it my Dad's birthday but it is also the Craigmillar Park Charity Golf Day to raise money for Asthma UK. I never imagined the amount of money it would raise but have been bowled over today when I learnt that over £6500… Continue reading There are some amazing people out there!!
I was reading another blog of someone I know who also suffers from Brittle Asthma which has been so badly controlled by Drs that she has a lot of lung damage as a result requiring oxygen 24/7 now. I found myself in tears reading the posts something which I don't often find. Its not that… Continue reading Harsh realities hitting hard.