I was all set to have a lovely night out at a neighbour’s birthday party tonight. My glad rags were on, presents wrapped, I have mostly recovered from a sinus infection and all was fine. Little did I realise how treacherous my lungs could be when faced with a new and scented-with-plug-ins environment! I managed to have a 5 minute conversation before my lungs wanted to shut down and felt like they were swarming with ants. I spluttered some lame-sounding apology (vague memories of Piggy being taunted in Lord of the Flies for having asthma) and scooted out of the house passing concerned and confused neighbours and strangers.
I’m embarrassed and frustrated. Tonight I was disabled by my condition and it sucks.