Have just returned from my usual visit to Sicily - this time for Christmass, blue skies, warm sunshine tea shirts and shorts , and THAT AIR - clear as a bell, within an hour I put all my inhaylers away and barely used them for nearly two weeks. Within 20 minuets of returning to Gatwick Airport and climbing down from the Aircraft, out came the inhaylers and the puffing and spluttering RETURNED ! . Seems to me, the muck we are breathing in , in this country must be appalling to have this effect on breathing. Have asked others who travelled abroad to warmer climes, and ALL say the same thing. Perhaps all of us, if it were possible should emmigrate to warmer climes, and most of our troubles woud be at an end. One curious point, the Security Officers checking contents of bags via x ray machines etc in Sicily were very curious about my "Spiriva Respimat Tiotropium Inhayler and it was taken away to be further examined for a few minuets, Lord above knows what POSSIBLE threat they thought that was to the aircraft !
and lastly folks, getting on a plane is the only way to fly, I'me told, but , you may recall, I have a morbid fear of taking to the skies in these machines, I took, SIX Diasipan pills for each flight, ( was told this would have "Laid out a horse", but had no calming effect on me whatsover - oh dear, another pre flight visit to the Doc is called for I fear.
Happy and healthy New Year folks - Vittorio.