Appointment is coming up on Thursday - finally! Unless they delay it or something.
It's general resp not asthma, because my GP was a little confused and not 100% sure about the asthma (by this point I am though). I've been before so have vague idea of what to expect though it's a different hospital/trust and I know they may do things a bit differently, also because things are slightly different this time.
I know no-one can really give me much advice other than the usual which I'll follow (write things down etc) - though if you do have any would be great to hear it!
I'm more just airing concerns, because I'm worried that:
*I feel like I'm going to court, or a job interview, not the hospital! Worried they're going to pick holes in everything I say and have done (eg 'why didn't you take your Ventolin at this point then, if it was so bad?') I realise this is probably a little irrational and more to do with the fact that a) I am terrible at job interviews and have been to a lot and b) I have a lot of friends who are lawyers and I studied it once.
On the other hand, I have met consultants who really could have done with some basic social skills, let alone a bedside manner, and I'm worried about running into another one because they tend not to be helpful and leave me very frustrated!
*Worried that, even though it's worse than last time, I'll get 'just overbreathing' or them dismissing my symptoms because of no wheeze/excellent lung function etc. I will of course be telling them there is a reason for the high PF and spirometry (ie singing and oboe), but will have to hope they listen and know the implications.
Of course, appt is at time of day when symptoms are least bad (other than today following mammoth walk yesterday) so will have to hope they can see from PF diary etc that it has been worse.
Sorry for yet another massive long post - just sounding off really! I'm probably pinning too much on this but I really would like some medication that works and to know what is actually going on.