Thursday, August 28, 2008

An old friend

I haven't seen this "old friend" in 17 years!! I think I was 13 the last time I used one of these in middle school gym class. I was hoping we would never have to meet again, but my body just does weird stuff sometimes. For example: Two Christmas' ago I had a severe reaction to shrimp. I had eaten seafood my entire life. I loved basically every kind of shellfish and then all of a sudden I've got a deadly allergy to it. Very weird! So that brings us back to the present - for about five days I felt like I couldn't get my breath. I haven't been sick, so I couldn't figure out what was going on. Finally I went to the doctor because I had never ever felt like this before. I took Christian and McKenna with me to the doctor visit because I thought it would be really quick. I was wrong! Thankfully Christian was a great big brother and he entertained McKenna and gave her a bottle while they ran all sorts of tests on me, including an EKG. Good grief! The final diagnosis was that I needed an inhaler because I have asthma. I looked at that doctor like she was crazy, but I got the prescription filled and it's been making a remarkable difference. So I'm hoping that I'll get to outgrow this issues for a second time.


Sarah said...

Wierd stuff! I too keep an inhaler with me again... thoguht I had outgrown that years ago and now am told that I need to keep it with me. Several times a year I come down with allergy induced bronchitus, can't breath.... oh not fun. Will pray that you see this pass quickly Judy.

Katy said...

What in the world? I remember it from the days of LU, but maybe this will just be a quick thing and then gone again!! I'll blame it on the pregnancies - babies do all KINDS Of crazy things to our bodies! :)