Hello my lovelies! 💖
Wow! Of all the things in the world, who would have thought that I would suck at breathing?
I was very young when I had my first asthma attack. I can’t even clearly remember at what point it started. I do remember what triggered it though. I had a cold and obviously I took some medication. Turns out I’m allergic to it! Woohoo! More surprises! Anyway, that was how I got my first asthma attack. Large hives appeared over my body while I turned red but as my airways began constricting, I quickly turned into Smurfette.
After that first incident there were other times it happened throughout my early childhood. Having to spend 15-20 minutes daily on my nebuliser became somewhat of a norm to me. I didn’t spend much time outside; whenever I got sweaty I would immediately need to have a change of clothes.
Experiencing this as a child was frightening since I didn’t really understand what was happening to me. I always felt odd at family parties when my cousins would be running around for ages but I would be pulled to the side and be told “That’s enough. You need to change.”
Now that I’m older I understand what my situation was and why I wasn’t able to do certain things. As a child you want to feel normal and do normal things. However, that’s not the case for everyone and that’s totally fine! It’s important for parents and families to make their children feel as normal as possible and help them understand that yes, they may be different, but they can do anything that another person can.
Well, it was a pleasure sharing a bit of my story and I greatly appreciate you taking the time out of your day to read it! Come back for more! 💖