I work within the hospitality industry, within a small cocktail bar just outside London. As the director I am lucky enough to be able to work within the constraints of my health, I can rely on my team to organise themselves when needed. Last night I worked a full shift behind the bar (15 hours) … Continue reading Working with it…
I have been brought up in a religious family, my family pray together and we all use our belief in god to help serve others and help guide us in our daily life. I rarely question god or my belief, but when I do it takes a while for me to immerse myself back into … Continue reading Oh Lord
There are many ways in which people can feel euphoria, especially when illness has been a prominent factor in one’s life. Some turn to external influences, drink, drugs, food, etc…however I experienced a deep sense of euphoria without any of these influences. How so? Very simple. My family have been astonished by my progress, my … Continue reading Euphoria
Below is a list of common side effects associated with daily dose of >7.5mg Prednisolone. Although they are common many people do not experience any of the side effects infections, heartburn, trouble sleeping (insomnia), hunger, nausea, headache, dizziness, menstrual period changes, increased sweating, acne, and nervousness weight gain I have been on prednisolone for over … Continue reading The effects of steriods
This blog will cover all my medicines and treatment thus far for my severe refractory eosinophilic asthma COPD, and the impact it has had on me. Inhalers: SYMBICORT (budesonide, formoterol) 400/12 2 Puffs AM + PM TIOTROPIUM (bromide, spiriva) 2.5mg 2 puffs AM SALBUTAMOL (albuterol, ventolin) 100mg 2 Puffs PRN (as when needed) maximum daily … Continue reading The medicines – good & bad
My first dose of 100mg of Nucala was given to of Friday 24th September. What is Nucala? It is an add on treatment, this means you should continue to your regular asthma treatment. The dose is injected into the fatty part of your arm, 100mg is administered within a short amount of time. A dose … Continue reading NUCALA (mepolizumab)
Does such a question warrant an intelligent debate? How can an asthmatic question their medical diagnosis and compare it with a psychological diagnosis? Are the two interchangeable? I hope by my conclusion you will understand my position, and mind set. Have I lost my mind? hopefully not but; I have noticed several similarities which I … Continue reading Is it in my head?
The British Lung Foundation state that 8 million (12% of the population) people have been diagnosed with asthma and other lung related diseases. Asthma UK states that the number of people receiving treatment for Asthma is 5.4 million. (database figures 2012) Take a moment to think about how many inhalers are produced, how many are … Continue reading It’s all about how you do it!
I would like to start with an apology as I missed our normal Sunday post. I was an inpatient at Watford General. I will detail my experiences in this blog. I was taken into A & E Resus by blue light, time was clearly a priority. I noticed the paramedics were not too concerned about … Continue reading The power of a Dr…
With most respiratory conditions one develops their own method to measure their symptoms, a guide to allow them to make a judgement on their next action, or hopefully confirmation that all is well. Medical professionals have several methods and tools devised to give their patients the best guidance on what next steps one should take; … Continue reading Body language