Paranoid or prepared?

September is ‘Back2School’ time of year. It’s when social media floods with photos of children in over-sized school uniforms they’ll probably never grow in to. It’s when Clarks turns in to school shoe war-zone and it’s the month you see more cars on the motorway that are full to bursting with IKEA’s finest selection ofContinue reading “Paranoid or prepared?”

Everyone loves being listened to

Me included! Last week I had my first hospital trip of the season although unlike the football, I was hoping to delay kick off until at least September. It was the first visit (not counting my outpatient season ticket) since my tracheomalacia diagnosis so it felt a bit like a pre-season friendly to test outContinue reading “Everyone loves being listened to”

Trusting my body

I ambitiously set myself a goal in my head of making it through the summer without having any trouble with my breathing. The date (1 September 2018) became more concrete in my mind as I breezed through July without any issues…if I made it to September, the date that marks a new academic year, kidsContinue reading “Trusting my body”

Loads of question marks

I’m a person that really likes looking forward and is usually pretty focused on what will be the ‘next step.’ I don’t quite have a concrete 5 year plan that’s engraved in to stone but I like to have a couple of things to work towards. I guess I generally quite like to feel aContinue reading “Loads of question marks”

Treating a floppy airway

This post is going to throw you back to the days of GCSE Biology, yep I’m gonna talk about osmosis. So… treatment. At the moment, there’s no ‘fix’ for my floppy airway. It’s more of a case of dealing with the symptoms of tracheomalacia and managing them in the best way possible. I’ve mentioned inContinue reading “Treating a floppy airway”

*Cough, cough, cough*

Tracheomalacia in adults isn’t very common, or, it might just be that it isn’t very well diagnosed at the moment. First of all, there’s loads of different things at play that aren’t easy to separate out from one another. Some people have congenital tracheomalacia, they were born with it. This could be due to underlyingContinue reading “*Cough, cough, cough*”

What the hell is tracheomalacia?

Don’t worry, that’s exactly what I thought…. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been one of those cool kids who carried a blue inhaler around with them, got a little bit wheezy in winter and was stereotypically below-average in P.E. A classic asthmatic! Despite a handful of hospital admissions as a child, it wasContinue reading “What the hell is tracheomalacia?”