I first had asthma symptoms when I was 11.
I got my first inhaler a few weeks before I was 12.
I was told that I was not asthmatic 2 months after I was 12.
I had my first proper attack when I was 13.
I was playing cricket.
I didnt tell my parents.
I borrowed a friends inhaler.
I thought that would be the end of asthma for me.
I suffered with weekly (minor) attacks until I was 16.
I then had the courage to go to the doctors.
My parents still dont believe I have asthma.
I was given ventolin on the 26th June 2012.
I was given my first peak flow on the same day.
I was given clenil modulite on the 19th July 2012.
I was given serevent on the 6th August 2012.
I was given my ventolin accuhaler on the 7th of August 2012.
I was given seretide on the 31st October 2012.
The last time I was in the green zone was the 5th November 2012.
I have been on an asthma adventure but I would like it to end soon. I know other people have asthma far worse than me and require home oxygen and numerous nebs daily and I consider myself lucky, but I still find it hard.
I first thought seretide wasn’t working on the 1st November 2012.
I am still waiting for it to work.
It isnt going to start working now.
On a Wednesday I dont start college to 11.50
It takes me 50 minutes to get to college by bus.
The doctors opens at 8.30
I will have 3 hours and 20 minutes to see a doctor on Wednesday.
I should go.
The real question is do I have the courage to tell my parents that this is a problem?