Hi everyone..hope u had a good Sunday.
I've had a cough all week but not a bad one and felt a bit breathless but put that down to the warm weather. Today I went to see my mum, was going to the loo before going home, as I got 3 steps up my brother was at the top he said "are u ok?" yeah I'll be OK in a minute...I got to the top and WOLLOP !!! I couldn't get my breath, I didn't panic I just tried to slow it down, purse my lips blah blah but after maybe 5 mins I managed to mouth AMBULANCE as my family had never seen me have an attack like this and didn't have a clue what to do....they were saying "please use your inhaler" but when you are at that stage it's just not possible is it. I could hear my poor mum and niece crying and kept saying "just try your inhaler PLEASE" Anyway the response team arrived and obviously got me the oxygen and everything else I needed then too me to A&E where I spent 5hrs having stuff pumped into me along with tests. luckily it's just a chest infection and I've got Co-amoxiclav and prednisone. ....which I know I need but they give me terrible cramp. So my lesson learnt is not to ignore the smallest/weakest of coughs, I'd rather go to the docs to be told "you are fine" than go through that again. It's only the 2nd time that's happened but bloody hell it's too scary 😢😢