Since I have not had asthma all my life I am blessed with before and after knowledge.
I remember when I had a cold before asthma, it was not always a easy thing but man I wouldn’t have complained one moment if I knew what those having asthma go through.
Well, now I have the after knowledge too. I know now what it is like to have a cold and asthma.
I have always hated taking medicine, it is a nag and a bother. But since 2007 I have been forced to take medicine due to having asthma, I do not like the feeling suffocating on my own lungs. What does this have anything to do with having a cold then? Asthma is a disease of the airways to begin with so everyone having asthma have a underlying airway issue, and then we all get that cold on top of it all.
You know when you feel your nose is clogged and you cough and think you have a fever, such times a person having asthma got it at least 5 times worse.
So, do I say this to complain and feel sorry for myself? No, I have become friends with the thought many years ago, but I sometimes think back on the days when I was asthma free and how easy all who have only a cold have it. If you only knew how lucky you are.
Be happy for the small nose spray, headache pill to bring your fever down, cough medicine and your paper to clean your nose with.
It could actually be worse.
And when you smoke and fragrance around us in addition, yes what can I say?