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Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is common amongst people with chronic respiratory diseases and also common amongst their carers, in fact it is one of the most common reasons why one of us visits our doctor. At one time the response of your doctor might have been simple - check what is causing the pain is going to clear up possibly with some intervention and then prescribe painkiller drugs to help the patient cope with the short period of pain.

‘I’M STILL STANDING – (ME ‘N ELTON!) by Elizabeth Hutton

… And Breathing! Reasons to be cheerful – thanks to Derby Royal Hospital I finally was given the correct diagnosis and, importantly, excellent treatment from the team of Consultants in the Respiratory Clinic, which means my breathing is the best it’s ever been!  After All This Time!

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE … (Apologies to ‘The Police’ and ‘Sting’) by

Ok – so, this is my first attempt at blogging!  It will probably be best to report on my own experiences and progress with ABPA, and also to bring in accounts/ views of other sufferers of this condition and other types of Aspergillosis.  The latter two will be sourced from the Aspergillosis Support Group for patients and carers – nacpatients.org.uk

 

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