Last week I was excited to be invited onto BBC 3 counties radio, Health Show with Nana Akua, to talk about the psychological impact of living with life threatening allergies.
Nana is a brilliant interviewer and really put me at ease.
I love it when a presenter has really done their research and actually prepared some insightful and quite challenging questions. I really enjoyed the whole interview, despite the echo back I was hearing! Very off putting but I think I styled it out!
You can listen here:
There are some really serious points to be made and also some really funny moments.
- The very real impact of panic attacks and anxiety
- What it’s like to face death, to feel like you are actually going to die from anaphylaxis
- That peanut kiss
- Dating with allergies and totally ludicrous things some men have said to me!
- And on stalking… I am totally (socially) stalking Nana (and Rick but don’t tell him)
A lovely end to the interview was getting to choose a feel good song. It had to be Rick Astley, ‘Angels by my side’, which seemed really relevant in the circumstances.
Click on this link here to find out more about Anaphylaxis: The Essential Guide: An Action Plan For Living With Life-Threatening Allergies
Hope you enjoy listening and I’d love to hear from anyone else who is struggling with anxiety about their allergies. You are not alone! I hope by talking and raising awareness we can help others to get the support they need.