I was reflecting yesterday about the light and dark of living with asthma and some of the stumbling blocks of helping our loved ones also accept and learn about our diagnosis and treatment. It occurred to me after a tiff with the dh, that maybe this is hard for him because he doesn’t know anyone else with asthma and I asked him today. Sure enough, he doesn’t know anyone else with asthma! In my own life, I’ve only known two friends with this disease.
This realization made me remember the importance of being patient with family because they are learning too (and adapting) and how grateful I am to be in this community of wise and friendly people to help me navigate the ups and downs of this disease. 😉 thank you!