Lately my asthma has been preventing me doing things (work, going out, lectures etc) as sometimes I am so breathless that walking can be quite difficult, or if I have to sit quietly in a lecture theatre my breathing can be quite disturbing! I'm guessing I'm not the only one who has this problem, so am after some advice of how I can make life easier for myself, without asthma getting in the way too much?
I am quite active when I'm well, and love exploring London and all it has to offer, so invariaby I walk as much as my lungs will let me. I have also started swimming again, though my chest hasn't taken too kindly to it. So how do you guys manage when you have things to do but your asthma has other ideas? Any tips for getting through a busy day? And, most of all, how do you manage if you have an attack in public and you are out on your own?
I've considered hiring a wheelchair at times if I go somewhere like the zoo, as walking around that much would make me very ill but I talk myself out of it, saying there are people who need it more than me and to stop being silly, I don't need it etc etc or is this something I may have to face up to occasionally?
Thanks in advance, hope that made sense...