Reflecting (because every nurse loves a good reflection)

Did you know my blog has lasted longer than my nursing career did?? A failed career in Sports Science- well it was a career that never started thanks to my lungs resulted in me falling into nursing. I never thought I would be a nurse. If you were to ask people what I would end… Continue reading Reflecting (because every nurse loves a good reflection)

Another chapter ending in my life

"the uniform I love is the uniform that saves me and is killing me" has been a statement I have written many times over the years. I posted on social media a few weeks ago now to say that I would not be coming back to my job as a community dialysis nurse. I would… Continue reading Another chapter ending in my life

The uniform that saves me, is it drowning me at the same time?

Since my attack at the end of November/ December I have really struggled mentally and physically. The initial recovery was good, my lung function returned to my normal fairly quickly and my energy stores were up, I was able to get about and get on with my daily routine without much limitation. Reducing steroids was… Continue reading The uniform that saves me, is it drowning me at the same time?

Making tough choices

Since getting things back on track with work etc I have realised I need to make some tough choices and prioritise what I need to do versus what I want to do. In 2015 I had the best summer volunteering and recording statistics at the U19 World Lacrosse Championships. 2 weeks of full on lacrosse… Continue reading Making tough choices

May is asthma awareness month!!!

May is asthma awareness month. Asthma is a disease which is so misunderstood. Many will live with asthma quite happily and think 'its just asthma' but then there is the small portion of people who battle asthma everyday and just getting up in the morning is achievable because of a concoction of medication and then… Continue reading May is asthma awareness month!!!

“Just relax and concentrate on your breathing”

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”

Your Boss, you, occupational health and asthma!

In this blog I openly talk about my asthma and how it effects me. The highs and lows and everything in between. One thing I am not so good at though is actually talking in real life about my asthma. I can do the factual stuff...what my meds are, what my pf is, my symptoms… Continue reading Your Boss, you, occupational health and asthma!