Fighting for Breath

I Have Brittle Asthma. Everyday can be a battle to breath and survive. This is a space to share, rant and come to terms with my everyday challenges and thoughts.

NHS

I have lost my faith in the NHS now.

As I mentioned I went to see a consultant. Not the one I was down to see. They left me waiting for over an hour first so by the time I got seen I was annoyed for waiting. As a new patient they have a check list of things to look at. Most of them were somewhere in my notes already but still asked me. Other things I wanted to say about I tired getting them in but he wasn’t interested just wanted to do his check list and go home. That also meant that he didn’t do any kind of management. SO stuck with the same drugs that don’t work and just as annoyed by the attitude I got and the things he said.

I seem to get the impression that the NHS doesn’t treat young people with chronic health condition such as mine well. They just seem to think that its always in you head just you attention seeking.

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Scared

Tommorow I see my Asthma consultant for the first time. Prevously I have been managed by the Asthma nurse at the hospital with the consultant giving the approval. I am scared. Scared of being told there is nothing wrong, scared of what treatment options he gives and scared of him not doing anything.

Currently I am not very well managed and some drugs dont agree with me so options are limited. I was looking in the BNF and there is only about 3 drugs left to try each have their negative side effects to them.

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