Tuesday was my day from hell. It started off wrong and ended wrong. Got up late and I seemed to be really worn out.I got my smoothie, and went to work. I couldn’t seem to focus all day. I got my work done though. I had my lunch, another smoothie and left work on time.
I had to go to school even though I wasn’t feeling it. I went to school and by the grace of God we got out early. I started home and stopped by the store to get a bag of spinach to make my salad.
My friend stopped by and we hung out for a little talking about computers and work (secretly, I am a nerd and no one really knows!) While sitting on the couch not doing anything but talking, in a split second I couldn’t breathe. Now, I do have asthma. A mild case that only shows up when I’m exercising hard like spinning, running or have the flu, but I was sitting on the couch. All I could think was “for real?”
I found that with every breath, it was getting harder and harder for me to breathe. I slowly told my friend to go boil me some water. Usually I can eat some spicy food and it would fix itself but this is not a normal thing. I haven’t had an asthma attack like this since I was 13. After he boiled me some water, I asked him to make me some coffee. By this time he started freaking out, with every syllable of what I was trying to get out, I had to take a breath.
I happened to have instant coffee in the cabinet because I use it to bake cookies. Now don’t get me wrong, I have asthma and by no means did a “doctor” tell me to stop using my inhaler, but I know it’s steroids and I was addicted to it when I was younger. I did not want to continue on that path and around 19, I stopped using it so there was not one inhaler in the house. I started drinking the black coffee and with each sip, I was feeling better.
I did not know what exactly caused it but it is what it is. All I can imagine is that my lungs probably were getting out toxins that needed to be released and it triggered an attack on the way out. I was fine the rest of the night but my friend wasn’t!