for years I struggled with
the need to take strong medication to cope with my
The emotional swing that is the curse of *asthma*
is contained and sometimes even dissipated
for periods of time.
as with all medicine
there is a genuine need to consider the negative side-effects.
In my case it is a dry mouth.
“Not such a drama” – you say!
And you are correct,
certainly not compared to paralysis
BUT . . . . .
how long do you think you could handle having a dry mouth
every second of the day
– even in your sleep –
even while you are drinking a glass of water?!?
It just gets a little bit frustrating
to always be thirsty.
It does offer me a little perspective on
my ability to (attempt to) alleviate
compared to so many hundreds of thousands of people in other parts of the world.
My ‘lot’ isn’t so bad!