Hi all! When I read all the posts I am really struck how much many of you have to cope with. I am lucky, it is not so bad for me. But I still find it difficult.
My significant asthma started about 15 months ago, when I ended up in hospital for a few days. My medication was adjusted and for 15 months I stayed out of trouble. Hooray! But then just over two weeks ago I got a cold for the first time. Within 24 hours I knew I was in trouble. Unlike previous time I sought help with speed, and got it (being older and having ended up in hospital once, I do get taken seriously!). So two courses of prednisolone and now on antibiotics, I am very slowly improving. Very slowly. But I still feel rubbish and feeble, and I don’t like it. A doctor friend of mine has told me to ‘love my lungs and not forget what a grand job they have done for me’. She is right. So how can I help them and me to improve further? Warm, moist air was suggested. That leaves me with three options: towel over the head with steam, a humidifier or, perhaps, a nebuliser but without medication. Any thoughts?
I work a few hours per week and at present that is a struggle, even though it is not many hours. I walk when I can, but only short distances at this stage, like round the block. I feel like a whimp. Any ideas?