I have been very lucky that despite my asthma I have been able to travel (mainly to attend conferences). I have travelled via a variety of different methods: train, plane and taxis. Thanks to the hidden disability lanyard I have been very fortunate in the treatment I have received in airports. I have also been… Continue reading What do you do when you have a bad or good travelling experience when you have a disability?
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!!
Many on long term oral prednisolone will be familiar with the saying that it is the gift that keeps on giving. It is the one medication that gives those who are taking it life but also results in many secondary conditions resulting due to the side effects and the prolonged side effects. I have written… Continue reading The gift that keeps on giving!!
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
Just to say before getting into this post, I attempted to get advice and help for the situation I was in but hit a brick wall. All is semi ok now thank goodness and all is safe. In previous posts I have talked about allergic reactions and allergies, which of late (last 6 months or… Continue reading Itching, burning and needed advice.
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!
After a busy time away in Manchester and having a bit of an attack on the train back up to Edinburgh I was ready to just drop in a heap and I did for a couple of day. Thursday and Friday I really didnt do much other than using my nebuliser a bit to try… Continue reading Tired of this now!
Recently I have found most nights I wake myself up having had a nightmare about previous asthma attacks. Nightmare might be the wrong word to use but then flashback is not quite right either. I recollect so vividly some of the scariest asthma attacks I have had. Many of which I have never really remembered… Continue reading Flashbacks of asthma attacks.
Someone I follow on Instagram summed up exactly how I feel my asthma has made me. I used to be almost the opposite of myself. I always want to think that chronic illness does not define who I am but then this is not true at all. I am my chronic illness and I have… Continue reading The isolation of chronic illness