Dear Asthma community
Thanks to the rich inheritance from my mums family I have this stupid disease which intermitantly tries to kill me. Three weeks ago my youngest son thoughtfully brought home flu (also an asthma sufferer). I didn't seem to get the full awfulness from him but I did get a lovely cough which left me auditioning for a Dickens drama. I also realised while trying to speak to the pandemic flu-line that my ability to talk was dimishing by the minute. Still in denial I reluctantly went to A&E (taken by panicked husband). By that time I was without speech and on the verge of collapse. A quick queue jump, a horrible blood gas test and 4 hours in resus later it was undercontrol just about. I was discharged on 40mg pred tablets for 5 days. Didn't go to work the next day as these attacks leave me totally wiped out. The virus had not finished with me as it all kicked off again two days later. This time I was taken via ambulance for a lovely (not) two night stay, countless nebs and continuous oxygen. Still it wasn't finished as i developed Pnemonia 6 days later. Its now nearly a week on and i still feel totally wiped out, weak and just 'not right'. This is the longest time this feeling has lasted. My heart rate is still 100bpm even at complete rest. If I do anything it races. I've been coming off the oral steriods all week and tomorrow is the last day (thankfully as broken sleep every night).
Am I normal to still feel like this. I am a usually a busy mum of 2 teenage boys, the older one in remission with Leukaemia just for good measure.
I would appreicate your support