Hope you are doing ok. Sorry need a rant ...
Ok as some of you are aware I have been ill and off work since mid November, asthma out of control and then to add insult to injury I ended up with Pleurisy. Over the past couple of months there has been little improvement and my GP just doesn't know what to do next for me. I was supposed to be seeing the Resp consultant this week but the hosp cancelled my appointment and moved it back to the end of Feb.
I get out of breathe walking up stairs. Housework - forget it!! and I am unable to play my clarinet or sax for more than a couple of bars without coughing and being really breathless. I have pain in my ribs and back, my chest feels like there is an elephant permanently in residence on it and I'm not sleeping properly. I'm doing everything the doc and asthma nurse have suggested and still no improvement. It's just so frustrating. Work keep asking me when I think I'm likely to be well enough to return.
Last week when I visited the Dr. She gave me two options to tide me over until seeing the consultant at end of Feb - 1) More Antibiotics and yet another course of Pred or 2) Start Theotholin (not sure if spelt that right). As didn't know anything about 2 I went for option 1. Felt some improvement on my last day of taking Pred as developed super human powers and managed to clean downstairs toilet lol but have suffered for it all weekend with extreme fatigue and breathlessness. Is anyone taking Theotholin?
Asthma nurse says that it will take time for everything to settle down and not to be so hard on myself but I'm just fed up and feel so isolated.
Sorry rant over.
Stay well, breathe easy.