Had a check-up with my allergist today. We went over a bunch of stuff and he had me do spirometry. Funny, I was at 103% of predicted and still could tell things were a little tight. My best was 108% previously. And it set off a coughing fit!
He was mostly happy with things and didn't switch anything up. We went over some particulars and refined my plan.
Then as he was enterting things into the computer, he says, "well I guess I have to change your diagnosis! You definitely aren't mild intermittent anymore." Ouch! Harsh reality! So now I'm officially listed as moderate persistent asthma. He said I'm really mild persistent, but the severity of my exacerbations puts me at moderate.
I know I haven't been mild intermittent for the past 2 years or so, but it was still a little hard to have it written out in my records! I know it doesn't change anything so I'm not sure why it hit me so hard.
I know you all understand being in denial just a bit and then having to accept reality. Has your doctor told you what your asthma level is? I only knew mine because I'd seen it in my portal.