Chronic Pain with Chronic Illness

I get my medication each week in a dosette box made up by my local pharmacist. I take so many medications that when I am not well I find it hard to work out what I have taken and what I still need to take. I now don't need to think about what I take,… Continue reading Chronic Pain with Chronic Illness

New drugs, new start?

I haven't written in ages and I apologise for that but I really did not know what to write and how to write without getting myself angry and upset as I feel the last 8 years have just been a total waste. I wrote a while back about changing consultant and hospital because I was… Continue reading New drugs, new start?

New horizons- not knowing how to feel!

In March/April for me my asthma care hit a wall and I could no longer continue as I ¬†was. Despite my consultant being one of the best in the field of difficult to control asthma I was getting no where, I was feeling lost, totally out of control and no idea what I was doing… Continue reading New horizons- not knowing how to feel!

Sick leave- what do you do??

Being on sick leave seems to be an all too common occurrence for me. It is never just a day either its weeks and weeks which feels like months and months (well sometimes it is months). Often people say to me they would love to be off for as long as I have been off… Continue reading Sick leave- what do you do??

World Asthma Day

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

Itching, burning and needed advice.

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.

How do you get used to to living in a state of instability?

You don't.... I like my life to be quite ordered. I like to know what I'm doing day to day, week to week. Many think I am stuck in my ways but I like routine. Routine gets me through, it means I know where I am. Recently I have found my asthma has been not… Continue reading How do you get used to to living in a state of instability?

Pharmaceutically Enhanced!

I read an article recently which challenged my thoughts on modern medicine and how I have become totally reliant on pharmaceutical products. I am so thankful for all the developments in medicine and where medication is now. Everyday I take a concoction of medication and far too many for someone in their late twenties almost… Continue reading Pharmaceutically Enhanced!

Breathing tests every two weeks- every patients nightmare

For any asthmatic or any person who needs to be seen in a clinic or Drs surgery they will more often than not be requested to do some kind of breathing test. In a GP setting this tends to be peak flow measuring your peak expiratory flow rate in litres per minute. Pretty much every… Continue reading Breathing tests every two weeks- every patients nightmare