My name is Sarah and I have been living with asthma since I was a little girl. Growing up, I was always the smallest in my class. I had difficulty keeping up with the other kids, and I was always getting out of breath. I was always sick and had to take many medications. I was embarrassed and felt like an outsider.
It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I was finally diagnosed with asthma. It was a relief to finally have an explanation for why I was struggling so much. I was put on a treatment plan and given an inhaler that I had to take with me everywhere. I had to be careful about the activities I was doing, and I was constantly worried about having an asthma attack.
I was determined to not let my asthma define me, so I worked hard to keep up with my peers and stay active. I took my medication as prescribed and made sure to take care of myself. I was able to participate in sports, and even went on to compete in track and field. I was able to do what I wanted to do, and I was proud of my accomplishments.
I am now in my twenties, and I am still managing my asthma. I still have to be careful with my activities, but I am much better at managing my condition. I make sure to take my medication and use my inhaler regularly. I am also careful to avoid triggers, such as pollen or pet dander. I have also learned to listen to my body and take a break when I need to.
My asthma journey has been a long one, but I am proud of how far I have come. I am no longer embarrassed or ashamed of my condition. I have learned to manage it, and I am now able to live my life to the fullest. I hope that my story can be an inspiration to others living with asthma, and remind them that there is hope.
My name is Sarah and I am a woman living with asthma. I am proud of my journey and the strength I have gained along the way.