Thought I’d post again rather than individually replying. Thank you all for your support although it saddens me that so many of us have experienced this.
My manager has spoken to our HR director and made her aware of what was said. Her response was that she was sure said person didn’t mean it that way and she knows they are extremely busy at the moment and not in the office much so an email was probably the best way for her to communicate with me. She said she hoped it wouldn’t happen again but to let her know if it does.
Whilst I understand that said person is very busy, aren’t we all?! I’m busy at work but I still afford people good manners, consideration and speak to them in a way I would wish to be spoken to. Said colleague is also very fond of telling other people exactly how they should be doing their job and is also the first to point out when they’re not. Maybe I am being over sensitive but I think she knew exactly what she was saying and she doesn’t really care.
There is, unfortunately so much ignorance out there around asthma. If I had a pound for every time I’ve come across the, ‘oh well you’ll be ok after a few squirts on your puffer’ attitude I could fund asthma research from a sun drenched location!
Thank you to everyone who replied and keep fighting!