So its been a while since I last updated on my blog. It hasn’t been a good month to be honest.
On October 9th my laptop was stolen along with a mobile internet dongle from my home therefore I have had no internet access. I have bought a new mobile internet dongle and using my old semi-working laptop to write this. I was absoloutely gutted as you would expect that someone could go into my home and steal my laptop which is one of the most important things to me, I use it for pretty much everything. Reported it to the police they came and took a statement and fingerprints but I don’t hold much hope for it being returned. I’m going to have to buy a new laptop I think very soon.

College is going okay I guess, could be better though. I don’t enjoy Sociology to be completely honest, I’m struggling with the Maths content in Chemistry but Human Biology is going alright I think. Its half term next week so I really want to try to do extra work on Chemistry to bring my maths up to scratch. I hope I manage to do this.

Last Thursday (15/10) I had another appointment at hospital with what was meant to be my current consultant for whatever reason I was seen by previous consultant. Not much happened as I was quite ill last week with a bad cold, asthma and a chest infection; my peak flow in clinic was rubbish (no spirometry this time) I was told that my Pulmicort nebs need to be increased in strength and that I should possibly have a CT scan to check for Bronchiectasis and I think he said other things like how much scarring there is in my lungs, I don’t remember exact details as I wasn’t feeling great. He also blamed my asthma being the way it is basically completely on my nut allergy which is a bit hmmm. Not sure what to make of that.

Yesterday, (20/10) I went to the House of Commons as part of Asthma UK Youth Forum, it was a good day 🙂 but it did go very quickly and one of my friends was unable to make it because of uni and stupid asthma.

Umm can’t think of anything else to write, I hope to update very soon next time.

Hope everyone is well.

Simi x



Whoop it is October! 2009 has gone amazingly fast! College is going well so far, I had a progress review today and from it I’ve decided I need to work on Maths for Chemistry and time management in general.

I was having pretty much having a good day until this afternoon, when I started feeling a bit rubbish asthma wise, my nebuliser itself wasn’t functioning properly and my mum wasn’t answering her phone so I couldn’t ask her to bring a new mask and neb chamber kit to college. Anyway I tried to make do with my inhaler it wasn’t really helping and to make things worse it had run out (I had only started it on Friday) I tried to get through Human Biology but in the end my classmates started making comments about my breathing and asking if I was OK which made me get kind of emotional and I started crying because I really didn’t want to attract attention to myself, I left the lab and went to ring my mum again and I told her what happened and said she’d come up and take me home a bit earlier to take me to the GP (my GP is 5 minute walk away) so I did that. I had a couple of nebs through Oxygen as my Oxygen saturations had dropped a little bit but I felt much better and though still rather wheezy my GP agreed to let me go home as long as I neb frequently and promise to get help if things get worse, I have also been started on antibiotics as they thought that maybe a chest infection might be why I haven’t been doing great lately, however I think it is down to a cold. I feel really embarrassed and a bit upset about what happened today; I have been quite happy at college so far, I’ve fitted in well I’ve made some good friends and I’ve got used to it, but now I’m worried that because of what happened it might change how people think of me.

I went to see my consultant on Thursday (01/10/09), not much happened; my results of an IgE blood test for allergy towards a range of nuts came back; I am allergic to basically all nuts, some which showed a severe allergy compared to other nuts. So I’m allergic to the following nuts: Peanut, Walnut, Hazel, Almond, Brazil and a couple of others which I can’t remember! I did Spirometry, as expected it wasn’t pleasant and I don’t think it went well. I am supposed to see my consultant every 2 weeks but there was an error last time and it was delayed by 4 weeks so I’ve been told to contact my consultant’s secretary if my appointment is rearranged like that again.

Can’t think of anything else to write! Umm I will try to update soon.

Simi x