A day in the life of…

Do you sometimes wonder what a day without allergies or asthma would be like? Do you wish you would have a day where you wouldn’t have to think about carrying medications around, eat whatever you want and basically not have to worry. Well, to be frank, I think we all do. Usually it is days where we seem to be sneezing uncontrollably or perhaps when we miss out on a fun dinner party because there is a cat in the house. Or…

I used to have these thoughts cross my mind from time to time, but I have come to realize that everyone has a challenge they face at one time or another. Some might deal with eating disorders, depression, accidents & injuries that have left them unable to even walk again. My point is, we all face challenges and though I think it would be amazing to live a day without a single allergy or asthma worry, I know I am stronger for having overcome all of them; although some with better outcomes than others. I say “overcome all of them” because I have made it to today. After having anaphylactic reactions, asthma attacks, struggles with attending some courses in school, missing out on parties and special events and many others, at the end of the day, the most important thing is that I am hear. I am healthy. And I have people around me who I trust, care about and love.

Life is about perspective. In my mind, the one thing I hope to see more of is talk. More awareness. For others to grasp what “I have a life threatening allergy” really means. What it implies, what they can do to help. I believe this is something we are all contributing to and will only get better with time. Life can be a real roller coaster. I think it boils down to how prepared you are for the ride. 🙂

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