some of you know me, I'm 31 and have had asthma since a teenager. I had pneumonia a year ago and the asthma got a lot worse since, been diagnosed with severe brittle asthma last July.
I had a sudden attack a week ago and went to my walk in centre where my asthma nurse was on duty, lucky for me, and she sorted me out there although she said it was a close call for hospital.
It was the start of yet another chest infection that started it all off and after a week of 40mg preds and antibiotics I feel a lot better.
When I went for a check up yesterday she said I have to accept that I'm severe and brittle and she, like the con, would recommend a low dosage preds long term as I go down so fast and have had pneumonia and 10 chest infections within the last 13 months.
She said I should be lucky to be alive and rather put up with a low maintanance dosage of preds rather than risking my life.
I was quite shocked to hear how bad I am ""supposed to be"" because I am really happy with my life at the moment and just get on with things.
It's just that I don't want to be bad but I think I push these things asside, must be a coping mechanism.
Am I being silly? How can I accept something I don't want to accept? Has anyone on here been through this?
Love Lydia xx