Hi all I thought I start a new post as if I added to any of my old ones it would get confusing.
Three weeks on from my going from intermediate asthma to a 'crisis' thats what the asthma nurse say today. I am getting better. I was in her words two weeks ago struggling to say a sentence to being able to talk again.
Peak flow even better than my tops (425) managed 450. The combination inhaler I started on monday (Steretide) is working. The asthma nurse would like me on a new one as this one takes 20 mins to work and Steretide takes 20mins) Side effect makes me shake so that explains why I was shaking this morning. Plus of course Ventolin makes you shake. I just had some an hour ago. Plus Prednisone makes you shake too and messes up your sleep. Only have to take 15mg then 10mg then 5mg off by sunday. At last as this medicine makes my blood sugar go crazy and it makes me a little crazy.
The asthma nurse thinks I might have allergic asthma (cats are my trigger) and probably dust mites but there is so many allergy out there. So she might prescribe me Montelukast for my asthma. Either it will work within a month or not. So I think I going to give my house a really good clean when I got the energy.
Sleep will be disturbed for a while yet as the steroids will do this and the asthma is doing it too. So just a thing to have to live with. Now I know I why I wake up them I am ok. Yes I might get a little annoyed sometimes.
I come from a very low point when I had my asthma attack. I had all ten puffs and called a paramedic and after all that my peak flow was 300 so bears thinking what it was before that. Going to take a long time for my chest to settle down up to 18mths. However I have been told I good at knowing my body so that makes me more confident to know when I need help.
My asthma attack was not well timed just before winter starts. We laughed over this as I made the joke about being sorry for now timing this right! Twelve weeks of winter isn't going to do me any favours. No jab today on advice of DR. I booked myself a flu jab next Tuesday now I confident I am on the up.
So now when my doctor rings me on Thursday he won't need to send me to see anyone else. Good because I been to my local hospital over 15 times with my IC so getting a bit tired of seeing it.
I asked lastly about how much I can do and she said you know your body. I said I was told I did. Just knowing when to slow down. I would be doing too much not the other way round. I am a mother of three teenagers and hubbie. Christmas will have to be slower this year. Walk don't run. Swimming will have to wait for the new year. Pilates yes I think I can do that. I told my mum to sit on me at Christmas if she thinks I doing too much.
The steepess learning curve either these last three weeks but thanks to my GP, the asthma uk nurses and my asthma nurse. Thanks to you all for listening to me and answering my question. The biggest thanks to the paramedic who came to my aid when I had my asthma attack. My church and family. Thanks to God who gave me the peace, the strength, the braveness and assertiveness to deal with this. I know its not over yet but I not bitter or scared but have expected my situation and have to live a little slow for a while. I know asthma has hit my hard out of nowhere but I got back up and now are living with asthma.
Life is different and will never be the same its a new normal.
Happy Christmas every one and please look after yourself. God bless.