So on a Saturday I teach kids how to be a lifeguard (as in doing the techniques) and I got there and one of the regulars was missing but her sister was there. So I asked her where her sister was and she said that she was seriously ill with asthma and her chest was so tight that she couldnt come today. Being an astma sufferer myself I knew how much the wee girl was suffering and I sympathise with her.
However isnt it just annoying when a non-asthmatic proclaims to the world that asthma is not serious. Well thats what happened and it actually made my blood boil. My fellow coach said bluntly that asthma isnt serious enough for someone to miss a session and then she laughed. I was so gobsmacked I had no idea what to say I just stared :O
But the thing that really worried me was that my fellow coach has 3 daughters all with asthma, I just hope that they are getting to take their daily medications without the help of their mum.
I am still fuming from what she said and I hope that people will come to learn the seriousness of asthma since 3 people in the UK die everyday from asthma and yet people still do not recognise the seriousness of asthma.