I've read with interest Mary's account of her brittle asthma and for me the story is so familiar. 3 weeks ago a neighbour started a huge bonfire - up till then I was absolutely fine no infections, colds etc and then the smoke got in my lungs and I have now been hospitalised twice within 10 days Administered the full works: nebs montekulast, magnesium, Theophylline, everything has been thrown at me.
I am on the fullest dose of steroids and as a result I have now broken out in bruises as if I've gone 50 rounds in a boxing ring! I'm 59 years old and I work part time in a children's nursery school. I'm in such a dilemma as to whether I return back to work or I just hand in my notice because I am so fearful that once winter really sets in, going outdoors with the little ones will set it all off again. I've never been work shy, but I really feel now that perhaps I should take a step back, my husband fully supports me and wants me to quit. We also have a 13 yr old daughter who is very concerned and just wants a healthy Mum. I have been signed off again this week, but not feeling any better than I did last Friday. The sounds coming from my body is like crackling, popping candy, most of the day and night, I am exhausted as I'm not sleeping very well....any thoughts lovely people? Thank you for Reading :0)