0ne of the things that come up in the meeting at Asthma Uk on wednesday was that People who 'suffer' from MS called themselves MS shift shift.ms/ I been thinking about this ever since. I personally don't like the word 'suffer' makes you sound a person who is '' to experience pain, illness, or injury' to become worse because of being badly affected by something. That's a dictionary definition what does it bring to mind when people label us as asthma suffers. Yes these people with MS have a disease but that's only a part of them. So I like the word MS shift shifting to me means to get rid of in the process of. So what do you want to be called without not making small of asthma as could be a serious illness maybe even deadly. I what another name I am me I just have asthma like I an a woman but I am a brownie leader, a singer, a crafter, a good cook yes I have my fault and yes I have another life long condition IC But like the people on MS shift it doesn't define me. Thats not me just a part of me. I am managing my asthma well. That's one of the goals of asthma uk self management. I couldn't do this without the help of my GP, Asthma nurse, helpline and asthma forum. So people what do you think?