Breathing is a good thing
I am a child of the late 50’s and was raised surrounded by smokers. With chronic tonsillitis and recurring strep throat, I had my tonsils and adenoids removed at age 7. I ‘barked’ (my mother’s word for my cough) all winter long as a child. As a college student I realized that months went by without my being able to breathe through the right side of my nose and I went for allergy testing. Of course, I had multiple allergies. When I was about 30, I was diagnosed with asthmatic bronchitis with a subsequent diagnosis of asthma. Over the next few years, I was sick often and the asthma was just not responding well. I tried all kinds of combinations of medications to no avail until Advair was prescribed. We finally found a combination of meds that works well for me. I can go for months with no asthma symptoms at all, but as I’ve gotten older I have had a couple of bouts of pneumonia, and when I do have an exacerbation, it can take a couple of months to get it completely under control. I feel that I have a good plan to follow (to which I am faithful), a good combination of meds, and good medical care which is critically important because breathing is a good thing!
Have you experienced a collapsed lung?