I've just joined, so I'm a total newbie...
Unfortunately, I'm not a newbie to lung disease, I diagnosed with mild asthma in 1991, initially only needing "a blue inhaler", then came the brown inhaler, 6 months later. Unfortunately at Christmas 1995, I developed a severe chest infection and from that point on it went belly up.
I'm now diagnosed with severe, difficult asthma and I also suffer from frequent chest infections, in the winter. Unfortunately winter has started two months early this year, it's only October and I'm onto my second infection, already.
Fortunately, I have an amazing care team, who have allowed me to self manage my asthma and I have steroids, anti biotic's and a nebuliser at home. I also have a portable nebuliser, that lives in my handbag.
Other stuff about me, I still able to work, last year I learnt to swim and I now swim 2-3 times a week, I am a proud auntie and I have a couple of rescued guinea pigs. I also work volutary as a Snowy owl and a girl guide leader, in training!