Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Update time!

I had an appointment with my consultant yesterday. He has decided against trialling me on Methotrexate as it is an immunsuppressant, and he is worried about the recent spell of chest infections and the staph aureus which was grown from my sputum. So, we have come to the conclusion that I now need to be referred to a specialist centre. There have been discussions about this for years (literally years, that is no exaggeration!), so I'm very happy about this. Even if nothing comes from it, a second opinion can't be bad :) I'm being referred to the Severe and Brittle Asthma Unit in Birmingham, hopefully there isn't too long of a waiting list!

My lungs have been giving me hell for the past week or so. It's coming up to Christmas, I don't want to end up being admitted :( I'm trying very hard to keep myself well enough to stay out of hospital. I have no idea what has caused this latest flare up but it's making life very difficult :( I'm very much hoping that this is a blip, I'm trying not to stress that this is going to create problems with my return to nursing.......

Various other appointments that I've been waiting a long time to happen are also happening, all in all, it feels as though life is starting to move on :)

1 comment:

  1. Hiya Dawn, sorry i have had to post here and not on your most recent entry but it wouldnt let me for some reason. I hope you don't mind me contacting you but I can't believe how similar our lives seem to be. I too live in the south west [north devon] iam a qualified nurse but have brittle asthma and bronchiectasis which leads to quite a few hospital admissions and large treatment regime. Such illness can often make life seem pretty lonley as few people seem to really understand the impact they have. Anyway it would be great to chat to someone who is in the same situation so if you feel like it my email is andrea.thomas76@btinternet.com