i was 16 babysitting for the neighbors, their anniversary was that day, i was gonna make them a cake. the oven didnt have all the safety features we take for granted today. the oven blew up in my face. that was nearly 40 years ago, gee how time flies. Took me thirty five years to realize that this is the cause of my asthma.
the firemen and paramedics were awesome, the doc in the emergency room told me if i had taken any deeper of a breath i would have burned my lungs.
i have no hair in my nose to filter out the air borne contaminants.
at 16 you dont think of mortality so i took up smoking cigarettes stupid thing to do.
after 20 years and when my kids started testing their wings i managed to wean myself off the smoking, but high calorie chocolates and sweets have been my downfall ever since,
for many years i suffered with instant sinus infections and would get antibiotics on a regular basis.
i was tested for allergies in the early 1990 thinking that my sinus problems were due to paesky air pollutants. i do have a lot of allergies and it was suggested that the sinus infections were allergy triggered. i was also told that i had bronchial asthma triggered by the alleriges.
last year my doc had me do a sleep study and they say i have sleep apnea. the CPAP machine is inconvenient but not really a bad thing
supposedly i am not supposed to feel tired anymore since i should be sleeping better. i dont feel like i have anymore energy than i had before.
the month of August this year has been horrible for me. i feel like a have a heavy weight on my upper chest and it hurts like heck. i cant catch my breath if i breath too deep i cough and then it hurts more. went to the doc like two to three weeks ago and i was put on a round of Prednisone the 7 day reduction pack and the inhaler. sad to say it hasnt really helped.
was at the doctor's yesterday for reg check up and we got to talking about the breathing thing he took lung xrays gave me a script for long term prednisone treatment with symbacort and the inhaler. last night after using symbacort i felt like i was able to breathe for the first time in weeks. today the breathing is back to struggling.
if you cant catch your breath how are you supposed to be able to work out?
Edited by: SWEETSADDICTION at: 9/4/2011 (12:52)
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