Taking a leaf our of Ratty's book as mods don't seem to mind this question...
I'm now on my third referral and really not feeling hopeful or positive about it (the totally realistic nightmares about 10min appts where they tell me my PF is too high don't help!)
I don't know that I will get a choice about where I go, as I suspect it will just be the chest clinic at the local hospital again. I haven't seen my Choose and Book form yet as my GP seems to be doing things an odd way round this time.
However, I decided to have a look on the trust website to see who I might be seeing and I am really not encouraged! I hopefully won't be seeing the same cons as last time who told me it definitely wasn't asthma, as I think she will be on maternity leave. However, of the rest, only one listed asthma as a specialist interest and when I googled her all the other things I found made no mention of her being interested in asthma especially! I'm sure they can all deal with general asthma stuff but as the whole reason I am being referred is because my asthma is odd and won't respond properly to standard treatments, I was hoping for someone who is a bit more familiar with less classic presentations and won't get hung up on the usual lack of wheeze, high PF etc.
Do hospitals maybe just not have accurate info on their sites, or not update very often? Or does anyone know if there are any good asthma consultants in the area? Seems odd that there wouldn't be, especially as asthma is hardly the rarest of respiratory conditions!