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Two years ago my wife took me to A&E one Sunday morning with an exacerbation. The Dr asked why I'd left it for four days, why I'd not taken emeregency meds and then warned me "when someone comes in like this we can't always get them back!".
Until then I [thought I] knew best but the comment still resonates.
November 2015 saw me back at the Dr's two days after completing the course of emergency meds (as they had not worked) for a second supply (and replacing the originals). That worked and I was fine.
New Years Eve morning and we were about to begin a 130 mile drive to the grandkids. I said that I wasn't too good and so, before setting off, began the emergency meds (wife drove whhile I slept) and here I am just two days later, still taking the meds but feeling 100% better.
My old "I'll be a martyr" attitude has gone, I have a variety of medical aids to keep a check on what's happening and at the first sign of a problem I'll "crack open" the emergency meds.
If I were actually clever enough to give anyone any advice it would be to do what they are told - I could have saved myself a lot of pain and discomfort if I'd listened to myself!
Hope everyone has as good a start to 2016 as I feel I am having! (I know having an exacerbation isn't something to usually to celebrate but I'm just enjoying the speed of recovery)
Happy New Year peoples!
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