I suffered a major attack today during the daytime, just after lunch which is very un-usual for me. Normally it's around 10pm, lol.
Anyway, the guys at work were very good, they called for an ambulance only to be put on hold! (London Ambulance service) I guess they were very very busy, anyway got through and sorted it.
When they arrived, PF was 200, best iirc is 540, it's been averaging around the 400 mark recently.
Got sorted in the ambulance and my heart rate was first recorded at 181 0ver 111 and gradually came down and breathing slowed etc. So pretty good so far. When I got to the hospital, my stats were pretty much 'normal' and got shoved into the waiting room with everyone else (nothing wrong with that, just used to being dealt with there and then as my breathing goes to pot (like everyone else!!))
Had the useual run of questions, about blood pressure, what do I do for a living and the usual, chest x-ray with the notes 'chest infection?' and the usual 'your chest sounds clear' comments. No spit, it normally is, I don't tend to suffer too much with mucus unless I have a cold, then it's like trying to cough super glue!
Got put on a heart monitor for the first time and had my chest shaven, lol man does that itch now!
Think I've gone on a bit now and am missing the point. Following all the above, it was a case of 'thanks for coming' No after care at all. Whereas in my local hospital, they would ensure that I make an appointment with my asthma nurse etc etc.
Not complaining, just an observation.