New here, don't have asthma

Hi all

I'm new to this forum, I don't have asthma but I am a respiratory physiologist working under some leading Respiratory consultants. We have a large, thriving lung function unit. I thoroughly enjoy the job but I've joined here to get an idea of how people feel about thing affecting their conditions as what we know is all book based and I'd like to understand it more from patients views.

Hope to see you all around.

Louise

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  • Hi there Louise,

    Welcome to Asthma UK, I hope you'll find us a friendly bunch. We have a lot of members with a range of severities of asthma from very mild to very severe.

    I think it's great that you want to find out a little more about how asthma affects people's day-to-day lives - as you say, there is a limit to what you can learn from text books. A common complaint among our members is that consultants and asthma clinics tend to take a 'snap-shot' view of our condition, basing their assessment on how we are in clinic on one particular day, and focusing primarily on our lungs, rather than considering the realities of living with this condition, day in, day out.

    Hope you find this site useful.

    Em H

  • Hello,

    I,m sure many people here would love to borrow that ""thriving lung function unit"" you have !!

  • Hi Louise, and welcome to AUK. Good on you for taking the initiative to learn what life is really like for those of us with asthma on a day-to-day basis. I'm sure there'll be many here who'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    Bluejam - LOL at your comment!

    Becky.

  • HI HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COPD/ASTHMA FOR 2 YEARS

    AND HAVE BEEN IN ITU TWICE IN WESTON SUPER MARE GENERAL WITH TYPE 2 RESPITARY FAILURE WHERE WAS VENTILATED AND HAD 2 TRACHEOSTOMYS DONE NICE 2 SEE SOMEONE ASKING THE PATIENTS HOW IT FEELS

  • Hi Louise,

    It's great that you've joined us to find out how if feels for us of whom has asthma.

    I'd also be happy to answer any queries or questions that you may have.

    I wish you luck with your continuing work.

    It's nice to know you've taken an interest within the patients viewpoint!

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