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I have asthma.

I’m almost embarrassed to say that. Why? Because my asthma is not bad. Oh, it’s bad enough when I can’t breathe. Compared to many, mine is mild. I was diagnosed when I was 36 yrs of age. Mine originates out of the exercise.
Growing up, I never participated in sports. Looking back, I now know it wasn’t because I didn’t want to, it was because I couldn’t breathe. At 48 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Did my lifetime lack of exercise contribute to it? Probably. But not in isolation. I had other risk factors. I had gestational diabetes and had been overweight my whole life to that point. It’s too bad we didn’t know then what we know today.
Maybe I wouldn’t be dealing with type 2…

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Comments

  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    11 months ago

    Hi thelongpointgirl and thanks for your post and for sharing your experiences with your asthma condition and related concerns. Please, don’t be embarrassed! We are all here to support one another and share what we know about asthma and everything related to asthma. We appreciate your candor and understand it’s not always easy dealing with asthma. I thought this article on ‘the asthma stigma’ might provide you with some additional insight for your concerns: https://asthma.net/living/the-stigma/. I do hope you find it to be helpful. All the best, Leon (site moderator)

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