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Friday, September 26, 2008

Swimming with asthma

Since I was having such a sucky week, I decided I really needed to go swim on Wed. I decided that I wasn't being productive at work anyways, so swimming was a good idea.

To be honest, I decided I needed exercise earlier in the week and tried to go at lunch time unsuccessfully, so I went after work with a friend. The pool was way too crowded, and we didn't swim very far. But it was enough to make me feel better.

The worst part was I had a mini-asthma attack (couldn't get enough air) while swimming and came up short one lap. I think I freaked out my friend a bit, but a few minutes later I caught my breath and continued, albeit much slower.

I'd been avoiding my asthma medication since I didn't notice any wheezing, and I wasn't feeling like getting a refill. So much for being lazy. I guess I need to take care of myself more often. And now I'm using my inhaler every night. I'm not so good about remembering in the morning, but I've been doing it every night since Wed.


Susan Z said...

Its good to remind everyone (most especially me) to take care of themselves. Thankfully you were given a little nudge rather than a full blown attack.

Lisa C said...

Glad you were able to recover and keep swimming. It is definitely good to take care of yourself, but a hard thing to remember to do! I hope you can keep swimming and find now that you are being more careful that your asthma doesn't interfere.

Ann in NJ said...

Ah, it is so easy to stop taking the meds when they're working, because, of course, you feel fine!

Glad it was minor, and definitely take care of yourself.