Breathing Under Water

I spend a lot of my time trying to be positive. I try to look for the silver lining, even when none exists. Sometimes it just gets to be difficult to remain positive in the face of adversity. The reason I bring this up today is that I woke up this morning and felt like I was trying to breathe under water or with a elephant on my chest, maybe both.  

You see, I have severe hyper-sensitive asthma. For the last three years, it has been uncontrollable, no matter how many different medicines the specialists try, it is still uncontrolled. You name it, I’ve probably tried it. I’m currently on six different medicines, some multiple times a day, to try and keep me out of the hospital. I’ve had every test the doctors have thought of to find the underlying cause, but no answers yet.

The doctors are looking at doing a new procedure that reduces excessive airway smooth muscle. See more about that HERE.  My doctor states that there have been positive results in the patients that he has reviewed. There may be hope for me yet! I am still waiting to find out if I am a qualified candidate, and it insurance will cover the cost of the procedure.

Even though it is difficult for me to breathe most days, I still try and do what I can to enjoy my family. I can’t do a lot of walking or running around with the kids, but I can sit on the floor and play games or be their cheerleader when they are racing each other down the hall. I know there are others out there like me and wanted to let you know that you aren’t alone.

This would be my rant for the day. Thanks for stopping by!

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