I am new to the forum and am finding it very beneficial.
I have had asthma since my early teens but by and large have always managed to control it pretty well. I have only been hospitalised a handful of times and luckily my stays were only short.
Everything was going pretty well until Novemeber when I picked up yet another chest infection (God knows how many of those I have had over the last year or so). As soons as the steroids and antibiotics kick in I seem to start recovering but as soon as the course is complete I seem to pick up yet another chest infection. I don't think that I have a good nights sleep in three months, I am piling weight on (I was hardly slim before hand), I am getting stressed out at work, I can't stop coughing and wheezing, I am always out of breath, my nebuliser on the verge of melt down, I am no fun to live with at the moment and things aren't good at work at the moment and I have to try and keep going in. On top of that I am now suffering from a bad cold.
Everyting just seems to be a viscious circle and I am struggling, I would not say that I am depressed but I am certainly very down at the moment.
I am struggling to find somebody to talk to about everything, my wife tries to understand but she is not in the best of health herself, neither are my parents who I don't want to worry with my problems, friends have been good but I don't want to keep moaning about my health to them as I amsure that they are getting fed up with me and work is not good and people are worried about their jobs and so don't need to hear about me.
I seem unable to see the same GP two visits running and so I have no continuity there and the asthma nurse has changed three times in the past year.
I was starting to feel alone and isolated but in a strange sick kind of way it is good to hear about everybody elses problems and realise that I am not alone and in fact nowhere near as bad a condition as many others on here.
This forum appears to be great for advise and sharing along with getting things off your chest (no pun) intended.
I actually just feel a little better for sharing me feelings, sorry that my first post is a bit depressing, I will try and make my future posts a little more positive.