Phew. You may remember me from October and early November. I've been suffering a long exacerbation and been on steroids since 11th Oct. 2 admissions into hospital, came out 12 days ago. Still not better, but missed my consultant appointment while I was in hospital and got sent to the back of the queue! Waiting until 15th Dec! Finally yesterday after bugging the respiratory nurse I met in hospital she brought my name up in a meeting and suddenly there is a bed for me! A promise of let's sort this once and for all.
I'm so pleased. I haven't been to work since 10th October and have got to the point where unloading the dishwasher can't be done in one go, I need a sit down for an hour. It's no way to live.
I'm on 30mg prednisolone was supposed to be reducing from 40mg not got below 25mg ever yet), symbicort 400/12, montelukast, Spiriva respimat, (started at my last admission) Nasonex nasal spray, Omeprazole, calcium tablets, Cetirizine, I am so fed up of being ill and in and out of hospital where they just treat the attack and assume you'll get better. I am hoping I get to see my elusive consultant tomorrow and might have a plan for getting my life back! Not to mention my normal face and waistline!