My name is Dave - a late onset sufferer. I am new to asthma and am finding it very difficult to deal with. For the past six months I have felt like I am no longer in control of my life - in the respect that - I cannot tell if I will be well enough to go to work on a daily basis. I felt really sorry for myself. Then something changed. Yesterday I visited this site. After spending a couple of hours reading about the problems of others - I feel that my issues are small compared to the pain & anguish being suffered by many of you out there. Reading about - people who have put up with this problem their whole life & still remain positive & give great hope & advice to fellow sufferers - made me feel very humble. Reading about babies who don't know what's happening to them - teenagers who feel they can't keep up with their friends - elderly folks with other health issues - brought tears to my eyes. I did not realise this illness was so cruel.
Once I do a bit more browsing of the site - I will post my issues - requesting your advice....thanks for now ....Dave.