Hi I always read your messages as it is such a big help to me.
13 years ago I had an industrial accident where I was chlorine gassed.it has left me with 50% loss of lungs and airways.
Acute bronchial asthma .my long term diagnoses is small airway fibrosis which hasn't started yet.
I was very fit never had an illness
Now I am over weight has medication of regular prendisolone
Monkulast , serevent ,cetrazine, salbutamol,I have nebulisers atravent and salbutamol, oxygen as and when needed,
I have arthritis in all my joints ..so on the whole I am a little bit fed up.
I don't sleep well due to my chest,
Keeping on top of this is hard work and very tiring you never know from one day to the next what you can do or can't do.
It doesn't take much to trigger me breathing and chest.
I get out of breath easily which is a pain.
Some days I can't do anything just concentrate on breathing and resting.
Constantly in and out of hospital had respitory failure ..
Yet I keep smiling brush myself down and keep going
There are a lot of people out there worse than me.
I find this site so valuable and messages so encouraging and helpful .
As I am getting older my condition is getting worse which I was told it would do.
The government doesn't acknowledge breathing problems and asthma .They don't realise how crippling it can be.
Doctors aren't always sure what the right thing to do .
I believe there should be more awareness on asthma and breathing disorders not the attitude of ( it's only asthma )
Asthma isn't text book not everyone is the same.
Al I get is I bet you regretted smoking all those cigarettes..which makes me laugh I have never smoked in my life.
I don't know about you.Do you find when you go into hospital they never read your notes ..
If I get told once more to control my asthma I will scream I do try.
Weather has a big impact on me amongst a lot of other things.
If you are not happy with your GP change your doctors to a sympathetic one.
As your health is so important I think we need a voice to be heard ..sorry for the essay I just wanted to say what I think xxxxx