What inspires you to Battle Asthma every day? Take a Read, Comment on the Blog to show your Support and Share if you can Relate.
First of all, I want to apologize for calling myself a socialite, although I think I could have been in a past life. I am just a girl who enjoys spending time with friends, drinking and eating. A lot. As for my lungs, I have had asthma since I was 3 and to this day I remember being told by the doctor that I will have outgrown it by the time I was 12. YAY!
Sadly, by the time I was 14, my asthma became progressively worse, until age 21 I was diagnosed with brittle asthma. Never heard of it? Me either. Brittle asthma is the rarest form you can have with only 5% of the asthmatic population suffering from it. So what does that me at only 25 years old? On a bad day, it means going to the toilet without having an asthma attack is a godsend and being about to get up in the morning without a handful of steroids is a miracle.
It means going out in cold or hot weather is a no go, it means looking at someone with a chest infection undoubtedly means I’m going to catch it. Always. It means if we add up to the amount of time I’ve spent in hospital in 2015/2016 it would accumulate to over half a year and if we add up the number of days within that I’ve been taken seriously by doctors, well, I could count that on my hands. It becomes even more upsetting if I think about the amounts of nights out with friends and hangover takeaways I’ve missed out on.
All jokes aside having Brittle asthma is really hard and I’ve suffered my fair share of mental health problems as a result but last year I did something amazing. I uploaded a video onto YouTube called “WHAT AN ASTHMA ATTACK LOOKS LIKE” and the response I had from it was out of this world.
Since that video I have posted videos regularly to share my story, inspire others and give tips and tricks I’ve learned from my too many years of experience with the condition. Before when someone asked me, what would I wish for if I had just one, I would always reply ” To get rid of my asthma” but now I am helping too many people and it would be selfish of me to wish for such a thing. If that means I’ll forever need a sneaky puff on my blue inhaler on the dancefloor whilst getting my grove on then so be it.