This is my first post:
I am 41 and have had asthma all of my life. Last week was my first ever hospital admission (although I've come close a few times!) and it really scraed me! Seeing the concern in the faces of the medical staff, watching my heart rate rise on the monitor and experiencing the pain of the arterial blood gas test has frightened the life out of me.
The consultant was lovely. He has changed my inhalers and referred me to the hospital asthma clinic. He was not happy with the inhalers my GP had me on.
Why though, when I am bad EVERY winter and end up on steroids, antibiotics and nebs, does it take a hospital admission before you get referred to hospital? I never even knew our local hospital had an asthma clinic!!!
I am looking for advice on preventing this from happening again. If I have to spend a fortune to 'de-asthma' my house - I will