Thursday, October 29, 2009
Take My Breath Away
I let my asthma prescription run out. I was feeling so good I just didn't think about it. I was ok for the first couple of days but soon found myself getting short of breath doing simple tasks like climbing a flight of stairs or taking a short walk to the convenience store. Last night my chest started hurting and I had to use my rescue inhaler. I guess I really am stuck with this for the rest of my life. I was only diagnosed a year ago and was hoping this would be a temporary condition, or that it would improve at least enough that I wouldn't need daily meds.
My prescription is expensive. I have to pay 200 dollars a month for the privilege of breathing. What I really can't afford right now is a trip to the emergency room, though, so I will make sure I don't run out again.