World Delirium Day- 17th March 2021 Delirium is a serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of the environment. Delirium is rarely spoken about. Many people can feel ashamed because of the delirium they experienced due to the memories they have. There is often the perception that if you are… Continue reading ‘Forgetting difficult hospital admissions but then being haunted by memories and not being able to put them together and make sense of them all’
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
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
I have been back at work now on a phased return and it is going fairly well except for one part. When my chest feels tight I do find it a bit of a struggle to get from the car park to the hospital. The staff car park is the furthest out from the hospital… Continue reading Returning to work in a fog of smoke.
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!
I smile to myself as I write this post for a number of reasons. It seems apt to write this while I can't sleep because of my asthma and am sitting on the couch hunched over with a neb making it easier to breathe- I wish I could just relax back it would be so… Continue reading “Just relax and concentrate on your breathing”
After my last post about pulse oximeters and oxygen saturations some of the comments were interesting and not surprising. One of the most common things you hear when having an asthma attack is "your sats are fine your ok". As a nurse your trained to look at signs first and then symptoms but often we… Continue reading Signs vs Symptoms