Just feel like I could do with some advice or just peoples thoughts especially those who are going or have been through the same as me. So here goes, I have always had asthma ever since I was 1 years old and as the years go on my asthma has gotten much worse (specially since working in a nursery for the last 3 years). I am in and out of hospital every couple months with asthma attacks and feel like I’m on steroids a lot. I always worry about what others think of me and that I’m a burden to them. I always feel guilty when I’m off work due to asthma but I try not to show it. However recently, a few people have decided to give their opinion on my health saying things like, it’s just anxiety, it’s all in your head, it’s just mentally and your fine, your always in hospital, your ill again. Also saying some people just can’t cope well so maybe you go to hospital cos you can’t deal with it where as others can handle it better than you.
People just don’t understand how mentally and physically draining asthma is. I’m trying to rise above these people and just keep telling myself only I know how it feels like and I can’t expect people who haven’t been through it to understand. I just feel like people think I go to hospital for fun... or are simply making it up so it’s upsetting me. All I want is to be healthy.