Sorry for the long post
I have brittle asthma and am awaiting an appointment at heartlands in Birmingham I have been told there's a long waiting list and they estimate it will be around May. However since the referral in October last year I have had countless attacks either managed with inhalers nebulizer or ambulance. However my respiratory nurse wanted to try adding another inhaler in an attempt for me to get off prednisone for longer that 2 weeks. In February I had an over night stay needing potassium infusion and a month taped to try again symptoms started again last Sunday but put it down to the pollen season starting and didn't reach for the prednisone as I had the review booked for Thursday I was trying to hold out well bang Wednesday walked into work and they said I didn't look well so I took a neb however it didn't fully settle but me being stubborn I tried to carry on. 25 min later two first aiders take me off the till I still hadn't realized I was showing symptoms whilst out in the first aid room I took another neb and added steroids but one hour later it still had settled and I could get less and less words out so an ambulance was called. Another nebs completed with the crew and taken straight into hospital. I have such a barking cough but chest sounded clear thankfully the dr treated the symptoms not the numbers unlike other occasions. Continued on back to back nebs magnesium and aminophylline iv and admitted onto ward at midnight. Then the bomb shell itu were called to access as the ward weren't happy in my condition but told not to worry ( I can't breath and then this and I'm not to worry). Where has the time gone though as I came out today Sunday however against advice due to not being 24 hours without using ventolin nebs but I wanted my bed and cabin fever had set in. I have now been put on prednisone maintenance following a taper
What can I expect from heartlands?
How long until I feel I can do things again, even climbing the stairs to bed felt like a mile?
Will I ever get it back under control?
Scared I'm missing the signs and I'm not going to be so lucky next time