thought I would update everyone on my first appointment with the nurse. She was a lot more helpful than the doctor - in that she listened to what I was saying! (My doctor likes showing me the book 'Your Body' and opening the page with the lungs...)
I'm really glad because I had my second 'proper' attack on Saturday when I was riding my bike up a really steep hill and I've been feeling rubbish ever since.
She's trying me out on Serevent for a couple of weeks and has given me a peak flow meter and I've to keep a PF diary. We discussed the fact that peak flow might not be that useful because my reading this afternoon was 610 and I am quite fit. In fact being so fit has probably been the reason it's taken me so long to get diagnosed. So I will keep a symptom diary as well, put potential triggers in it too...
Oh it is quite confusing! But at least now I feel like I can work out how to get to a state of feeling better and that there is someone 'round the corner' who is going to support me getting there.