Ha ha Caro, that's heavier than Archie. I think it sounds like one extreme to the other!
with your peak flow, try and take it v first thing in the morning and then at about 4pm. If there's a dip in the morning reading then it's usually an indication that your asthma isn't As controlled as it should be. If you can bear to do a week or so of readings (or it may take that long to get an appointment anyway!) it should give the GP an indication of how well things are controlled. Hope that helps!
Oh that brings back horrid memories Caro. I witnessed something very similar at the local primary school bonfire night when I was about 8. I'm fine with fireworks at a big display but really don't like them in the garden or when friends do them.
As for inhalers, really sounds like it's asthma kicking off. Do you have a peak flow meter? That can help diagnosis, but the combi inhalers are great. I was on Seretide, but unfortunately not strong enough for me! I now take Symbicort, I think it's usually prescribed by consultants They tend to contain a long lasting reliever(lasts for about 12 hours and no good for immediate relief). Prob worth going back to GP though.
Lotte - good to hear from you! Sounds like you're doing well.
CC - hope you got everyone/everything organised!
hoggle - boo to sickness! Always grim. glad you had a good night.
Tired.com Working Wednesday afternoons at mo. But no more Fridays, hurrah! Extra money was great, means new bedroom furniture ans carpet! House starting to feel less of a pit again!
Rogerstone doesn't have much like that CM, Ty Du hall and Trinity Methodist are fairly reasonable rates too. As is St Anne's in High Cross but the hall isn't as nice (my friend won't be impressed at me saying that!) Rivermead Centre by me is lovely but was very expensive for fee charging activities but there's been a change in management committee recently so it may be different now. I think you'd be great at that type of thing and there are loads of mums who don't want the hassle of the mess so could be a winner!
Good running btw, sounds interesting especially when you were expecting cwmcarn!
Tt - that is so sad and horrific in equal measure. Some truly dreadful people out there.
Cc - it's always tough when the first people drop out isn't it? Don't take it to heart though. She'll go off and do the same to someone else from experience! And people will come and go. You'll have your stalwarts but also the ones who flutter through.
Caro - you can tell how much more set up London is for working parents! Fortunately my childminder is great and will do some evenings but not convinced she'd be happy on a regular basis.
hoggle very interesting article. Says so much...
sorry forgotten all other stuff . Been to the cinema again with boys to see Turbo which they both enjoyed. Feel bad as we've been twice this week but it's been my way of coping with the lurgy especially as the steroids are keeping me up! Got the crib yest, absolutely immaculate, it really had only been used twice. complete bargsin too .