I was thinking about writing a post about my continuing asthma, specifically the chest pain. But then I realized at least some of the responses to that would probably upset me. These are the some of the types of comments I have received on my posts about my health problems:
1. Those who have an axe to grind
You know, the ones who pounce on the opportunity to convert you to homeopathy or some other "alternative medicine" because conventional medicine is bad.
2. The "get well" or "I hope you're better now" types.
These people are well meaning, but have difficulty understanding the permanence of my issues despite what I've written about always having had the problems. There should be hints that maybe this won't go away and maybe "get well" is unhelpful and insensitive.
3. The me-me-me types
Those who only come to my blog to vent about their own problems and don't even acknowledge mine. Sorry, but if you can identify with what I'm going through and reading my post has helped you feel less alone, at least a little thank you or care for me is in order.
Of course lots of my visitors are awesome, so that is incentive to write the following paragraphs and press the "Publish" button on this post.
My doctor switched my Flovent controller inhaler to Symbicort, which is stronger and also acts partly as a rescue inhaler. It has helped, but I could do without the side effects. It gives me tremors and palpitations. And, like Flovent, Symbicort gives me a fungus inside my mouth. Let's just say I feel pretty sexy. Why is it that all types of inhalers come with side effects that so many people experience? I wonder if asthma medications without such a high rate of side effects will ever be released.
Oh, and about this chest pain... Every time I exhale, it hurts. It gets worse if I'm active. FSOdinowi5no2i3023kkkkd.s.!!!!