I'm not a parent or carer myself, I'm 18 and was diagnosed with Asthma about 14 months ago now. The thing is this year has been my first time I've been bad with it, I as diagnosed in November 07 and reacted well to treatment and carried on as usual with everything under control. This year I had lots of chest infections and my Asthma was bad during colds and I get pleurisy a lot. The thing is I'm alright most of the time but I don't live with my parents as I'm now at uni and they constantly worry about me (in particular my mum) and phone me all the time, which is fine I don't mind and I can see why they are worried and I know it's only natural for parents to worry but I'm just concerned that they're never going to ""grow out of it"". I just want them to go back to normal and not feel like there's a big black cloud above them all the time. Despite being poorly over Christmas/New Year, and I must point out it wasn't serious and I was treated at home with regular medication, I was in good spirits and have been doing well for nearly a month, excepting one night last week when it got bad during the night but my boyfriend was with me and we got it under control quickly and effectively. I was just wondering if you lot knew of anything I could say/do to reassure my family that I am actually alright and would know what to do if I wasn't. I just don't like the thought of them worrying all the time it hasn't taken over my life and I don't want it taking over theirs.
Any advice would be great and apologies if this post comes across as a bit rude or that I don't appreciate the concern, I do, I just rather it didn't affect my family like this.