I'd be interested in others' opinions on this and what if anything I should do / say as for some reason it's really bothering me.
I saw my fantastic resp. nurse last week. As usual she was wonderful, helpful and put me at ease. However, she had with her another nurse who I've never met before. When my resp. nurse left the room briefly, this other nurse turned to me and said ""You don't look like you have severe asthma, you don't look ill at all"".
I was very taken aback by this. I get similar comments a lot because of a hidden disability I have. I was also annoyed because I've worked so hard to get my asthma controlled as much as possible and lead a normal life, it feels like I'm being penalised for that. It's also the sort of comment that arises from poor understanding / beliefs about asthma that can be so dangerous to us particularly in an emergency situation when we know ourselves that things are not great even if they don't look at that moment to be too bad.
Should I say anything? I don't want to do anything that would affect my good relationship with my resp nurse, but I'm also concerned about letting this go and in effect condoning such an opinion.