I’m just home from hospital after the worst two weeks of my life 😢 I was diagnosed two years ago with asthma so this was all a real learning curve!! and very new..
There was a flu type virus going round our village so I wasn’t too different to everyone else so I thought!! that was in late February and everyone was left with an annoying cough. I had been checked twice at the surgery but I was told it wasn’t a chest infection. Then bang three weeks later after on the Saturday night I’d had enough I hadn’t slept with coughing for four nights so I phoned nhs 24 and was asked to go to out of hours, I drove down😕 I absolutely reassured my husband I’d be fine with that! When I got there the doctor very quickly ordered up a blue light ambulance and fed me up with steroids! I ended up in the high dependency unit for five days then the respiratory ward for the rest of the two weeks. I’ve had loads explained to me now and the warning signs! to look out for. But honestly I was so tired and got to a stage even using my inhalers was an effort... What I’d like out of this is information for my family so maybe they can notice too. The doctor did chat to my husband but there’s so much to take in. The experience was hell on earth as Norovirus hit our ward too!! now that took all of this to another level honestly you just couldn’t have made this up, then it was my birthday 😂 I can laugh a bit now but honestly it was traumatic we were locked in the room with minimal contact from nurses for a week of this. We all sat and cried at one point. No WiFi ! my phone was playing up we were so bored we were even counting how many red cars were in the car park. I’ve never been so happy to be home 🤗