Last year, diagnosed with asthma after bronchitis. Weeks worth of prednisolone made my eyesight a bit suss and I found driving in snow and fog really scary also at dusk, everything seemed a bit too grey if you know what I mean. Difficult to work out edge of kerbstones from road surface and driving down traffic managed streets with islands down the middle were a nightmare at the time.
Just last Thursday, put on Pred again for the extreme weather we've been having. By Monday, feeling a bit light-headed and out of it. Down in the dumps the next day. Feeling fine now and driving in daytime seems fine - been careful to do look all around at junctions, etc.
Dilemma is this - DH has first ever Burns Supper tonight other side of town - 15 miles as the crow flies. Will have to either go through Clyde Tunnel and drive through suburban streets or Down the M8 and over Erskine Bridge to get there. I've never been completely happy with either route but guilt is making me veer towards giving it a go tonight. Daughter was supposed to be giving him a lift but severe toothache meaning emergency treatment means she is still getting over its anaesthetic so that's out. Taxi there would be ok but waiting around in sub zero temperatures later on at night? I don't think so. No idea when this thing would be ending so no point in trying to book one beforehand.
Think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and just do it. Leave nerves behind. After all, some driving instructor, I'll make if I keep crying off driving at night.
Which is the other thing, should I still be pursuing this as a career if prednisolone is going to put the kybosh on it every so often? DH keeps bring up that one.
Its just that there's no-one else, family or off-forum friends has asthma and except for one neighbour who also had asthma following bronchitis and has so deteriorated such that they've had to put in a toilet downstairs to save her climbing the stairs, and every so often there's an ambulance at the door so maybe DH is over worrying - I've said to come along to asthma nurse next time as pre the extreme weather she'd been quite happy to go onto annual appointments, but he doesn't think that's necessary - so I've no history jobwise or general living-wise wise to compare with. Sometimes its like being dropped into a big muddy pond and told to doggy-paddle.
Sometimes think if I was referred to a consultant at least I'd know where I stand.