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!!
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
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
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!
Recently in a lot of groups, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram there have been various projects or statement about not being your illness/ condition and not letting it define you. So many people have been jumping on this and saying how they are not their condition, or that their condition is part of them but… Continue reading Are you your illness/ condition?
Just under 2 weeks ago I had another pretty serious asthma attack which ended up with me being admitted to hospital for over a week. Over the years I have had loads of asthma attacks and all of varying degrees, different situations and surroundings yet this past one is one I am finding the most… Continue reading It never gets easier!
Part of this post is one of the hardest things I will ever write. It will be reliving the most terrifying asthma attack I have ever had and the experience of the whole admission. Before I go to that I want to explain why I am doing this. As a coping strategy I block out… Continue reading Facing Fears.
A friend recently wrote a post about breaching a hospital time and therefore became one of the statistics. I have been in this situation to and it was for exactly the same reason why I breached a hospital target time and reduced their good statistics!!! The press focus so much on hospitals missing targets and… Continue reading Hospital Targets
What is that question? "Do you want to die?" Never a question you want to hear but one I have. It haunts me so often. Especially at this time of year. It was the night of my birthday in 2008 and my friends went to such great lengths for me to have a great birthday… Continue reading A question that changed my life.