Yesterday brought me another hospital admission to start my new year. I'm gutted I didn't get through to my appointment at the severe asthma clinic on 10th January but at least I stayed home for Christmas!
After a dodgy few days and upping steroids back to 50mg from 40 I knew it was coming. Unfortunately with it being bank holiday I ended up through A and E Resus with a few scary moments when they had the ICU doctors come because they thought I needed to go that way after not responding to treatment. Touch wood I seem to have avoided it.
Also I should praise A and E staff - the department was packed with casualties when I arrived in with no rooms and people being treated on the corridors but they still had me on a nebuliser in a bed and in resus within no more than a minute of check in which is very fast service and definitely shows that in an emergency they get you through.
I'm hopefully seeing my own consultant here today although I've seen the ICU doctors on ward through the night checking on me so hoping for a short stay and home again. It's so frustrating to be in and out so often when this hospital can't do anything to *fix* the situation as it has to be Leeds for that, they can just patch me up to keep me going. Not that I'm not grateful for that lol but after 6 months of this I'm ready for a fix!