It's come as quite as a surprise to be diagnosed with asthma in my thirties and I am still trying to wrap my head around the reality of it all. As a former fell runner, I can no longer walk uphill without turning into a coughing, spluttering heap!
I'm due to see the practice nurse on Thurs (don't have an asthma nurse at my surgery), so I was wondering whether anybody could tell me what to expect when I go for the first time? Also, what questions should I be asking when I'm there?
Aaargh so much I don't know about asthma and I'm wondering whether I will ever be able to properly explore the fells again
Also, my roommate (who is a smoker) came to me a couple of days ago when I was coughing my lungs out (he'd just finished a ciggy). Breathed all over me and said ""Still not over that cold yet?"".
My reply ""it's not a cold"".
Him: ""yes it is, just take some cough mixture"".
Me: ""It won't work"".
Him: ""Yes it will.""
He walks off to fetch a bottle of cough syrup and plonks it on the table next to me, then lights up another cig. I cough even more.
Him: ""Can you stop coughing for just a minute please?""
Time to find my own place now methinks.