Well I went for my appointment with my asthma consultant in Southampton (40 miles away) today with the view to seeing whether I was a suitable candidate for the funding to begin Xolair.
I met all of the criteria regarding my history and admissions etc. The only thing left to confirm is whether my IgE levels are high enough to warrant treatment with Xolair. I have already had the blood test for this but they have lost the results so I had it done again today. The consultant is going to ring me with the results and let me know if and when I can start treatment. So, fingers crossed.
They did say if Xolair is not appropriate they do have some other options available too.