For the last few days, I've been feeling a bit down, as if an infection was starting. But no fever, a little more mucus than usual, but otherwise just a bit listless and lacking energy, and getting breathless more easily than usual. Those of you who know me, know that last year I had pulmonary valves fitted, and since then have had improvements in my life beyond any expectations. This current episode was being a puzzle, it felt like an infection, but different., somehow.
Last night, while getting ready for bed went for my usual last doses of Ventolin and Atrovent. Did the shots of Ventolin OK, but fumbled the Atrovent. A good thing I did. The damned thing (inhaler) was empty. Produced nothing. Not even a tiny gasp of gas. So I got a new one and used that, Four shots.
When I woke up this morning, boy, did I feel different. All the poorly symptoms gone.
So, message to all of you. CHECK THAT YOUR INHALERS ARE WORKING PROPERLY. Do it now. Do it regularly. Don't do like I did and lose track of how old they are. They don't last for ever.
Happy Christmas everyone, and Best Wishes for the New Year.
Breathe easy, all of you.