Tuesdays are Your Turn – Control and Adult-Onset Asthma
Don’t you just love it when you innovate something that performs its function in exactly the way you intended?
It doesn’t always happen. I’ve helped the girls with too many school projects to mention that turned out just a wee bit different from the vision in my head, and as far as anything crafty goes – forget about it. The mental picture and my end result will never come close to matching.
But today’s reader response has me feeling pretty clever about this whole Tuesday feature I started a year ago. I maintain Tuesdays are Your Turn partly because I like to read your words instead of mine once a week but mostly because I get too many questions far beyond the scope of my experience. Tuesdays fill the gap.
Case in point, from my email and partially edited for clarity and anonymity:
I grew up in Colorado and moved to Kansas around 19 years ago. While living in Colorado I had spring allergies, but since living in Kansas I have had SEVERE allergies and have been diagnosed with asthma and it is increasingly getting worse. In fact, I am amazed many times at the triggers.
Since I am an older diagnosed asthmatic I feel like all I do is play catch-up in treating my symptoms. Is this kind of my new “lot” in life or can I get things under control? If so, I would love more suggestions.
Adult-onset folks, what’s your take? How much control do you have, and how did you get there?