Just basically had a horrible clinic appointment at my local where the reg he didn't know any of my medications asked what inhalers i was on and i then had to drum it home that i was maintenance pred (trying to taper) and on tiotropium, formoterol etc with a combo of tablets. and was being looked after by the RBH. He didn't even write all of my meds down and couldn't stop raving about how great my spirometry was considering me and the nurse both agreed that it wasn't great 2.6 fev1 and peak flow 430 at midday and tried to explain that we don't use peak flows because it doesn't represent how my asthma is doing, and that it was midday so heck the readings don't mean anything as my asthma tends to be bad in the mornings and evenings/night..and that 2.6 is actually quite low for me at that time of day. He then went on to say that my chest sounded clear and crisp - considering he listened through my cardigan i'm assuming that my cardigan sounded clear and crisp not my lungs (my cardigan was quite thick) Also what bugged me is that he was wearing really strong cologne just seemed insensitive to do that in an asthma clinic as lots of people get set off by this (me included). He also seemed unaware of my asthma history and the fact that i've frequented ICU quite a lot over the past few years which worries me because these are normally red flags to look for and they were all in my notes.
All in all i feel that i shouldn't have gone to that appointment - was in a good mood and now i'm in a crappy one. but i suppose the fact that he was just ignoring 90% of what i was saying peeved me out the most.
Overall i'd rather going swimming in a shark tank wrapped in mince meat than have another appointment with that reg.
i know that i probably doesn't help that i haven't been getting much sleep with my asthma lately so i could be being oversensitive and overreacting but he still upset me a lot.
Sorry for the rant