I am really pleased with how my visit to the chest clinic went. I didn't get discharged, which is what I was hoping for, but better safe than sorry. The respiratory nurse recognised my mum and my mum told him I'd had a visit to A &E so he said he'd have a chat with me.
He sat down and we talked through various things, he called in the Dr so I didn't even have to go to another room. They tweaked my asthma plan a bit, they are going to write my GP a letter and copy me in so I can take the letter along to A & E if I need to go the Dr said 'Tell them here you are you muppets get yourself sorted' I like his style! <big grins> They also said if I feel well enough when its not grass pollen season I may be able to reduce my symbicort. They also told me about using symbicort as a reliever which may help me when I'm feeling a bit under the weather. I asked about the grass pollen allergy medication that was in the news and the flutter that my cousin has and they were really good at explaining why neither would be good for me. I'm really pleased they are honest as I don't want to be given stuff that's not useful. They want to see me in 3 months to see how I'm getting along with the grass pollen season.
I know I'm not completely sorted yet about the best way to manage my asthma when I'm unwell but it seems like being able to try different things is useful and eventually we'll find the best thing for me.