This time 1 year ago I had a cold. Today I have a chest infection. Last years turned into a nasty chest infection that landed me in A&E. Since then I've had so many difficulties with breathing. Total of 3 A&E visits over the year, and I've lost count of Emergency GP visits (most of which at least resulted in Steroids again sometimes with Antibi. Some of the visits also resulted in Nebulisers.) I've had 6 colds. The first one (Jan) leaving me very breathless and on the "lets see if this will help" trial and error/wait and see conveyor belt. After 2nd A&E visit (after yet another cold) I was put on Fostair which has helped but once September arrived I got yet another cold and December started the last three. Or maybe that is just one which just keeps coming back cos its now the 3rd time since that one started at the beginning of December and the second iteration of it was what landed me in A&E.
I've been given rescue steroids over Christmas and tomorrow (humph - on my birthday) will be going back as I have finished that course today.
Anyway, this is just background. My New Year Resolution is to find out what in *^&*%& is going on with my lungs. And I now have a SPECIALIST APPOINTMENT all booked for the 19th January (out of sheer desperation, it is a private one.)
Really hoping that answers can be found and a proper targetted treatment found rather than the wait-and-see-method.
The point of this post then....What useful tips can you give me to ensure I can provide as much relevant info to the specialist as possible to give him as clear a picture of whats been going on (its not just this year - this is YEARS).
I'm being sent a questionnaire but I was also just wondering what else I can do. Am determined this is not going to rule me - I will manage it and this is the first step.