I use to have asthma when I was very young but it seemed to almost vanish when I was 10. Four months ago I came down with a very bad cold and a nasty chest infection, and it seemed to trigger off my asthma once again. I had only just started college so this was a bit of an inconvenience. I went to the asthma nurse and I got put back on medication and all seemed fine.
Recently however, my asthma has been getting progressively worse and I have noticed I can't do straight forward things without my chest tightening up and feeling out of breath.
I am a big lover of sports and I play for the school's netball team and I love it. There was an incident at training 3 weeks ago where I was wheezing and coughing quite bad. My friend asked our group we were working with if I could sit out, with the response ""oh yeah use the asthma excuse"" later adding ""i'm only joking"". This made me very upset and ever since, I have felt so bad about myself. I feel like at every match and training session I have to prove to her as well as everyone else that it isn’t which is causing me to have some very bad asthma attacks.
I haven't told my coach or any one of my teammates about this, only my friends and they just say, ""she was only joking"" and ""let it go"" but I just keep feeling like I’m a waste of space (I suppose I am somewhat in denial with my asthma). I wanted to ask for your advice and guidance, and if you have had any similar incidents.
Thanks for taking the time to read,