I'm new to the forum and just wanted to say hi to all on here
I was diagnosed with asthma in May of this year after a recurrent chest infection that wouldn't shift. I now have a preventer and reliever and although things have been getting better this week I have been put on a short course of pred to help with the breathing.
I have found it quite a difficult time over the last year, days off work, no energy etc but have tried to stay positive and enjoy the good days I have, which thankfully are getting more and more as time goes on. I look at this time as a learning curve for both myself and the doctor/nurse helping me to get the asthma under control.
I do get upset with the people that come out with, what sounds like the classic, 'but it's only asthma, loads of people have it'!! A lot of people where I work are very sympathetic but some are most definitely getting fed up of my absences etc but hey ho....thats the way of the world.
Well, will stop waffling now and go off and read all the posts on here xx