Six reasons I am “extra” (or a little high maintenance)

I am a 14-year-old teenager, so I will admit that might make me a little dramatic or high maintenance. My allergies and asthma may sometimes add to this perception. It can be especially frustrating because I don’t always look ill.  Below are six reasons why that happens. Sometimes I am a no show – I […]

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Stich

When you are stuck in the hospital and you are sick and not feeling well, it is easy to worry about everything. As anyone who has been in the hospital knows, it also gets extremely boring. The last time I was in the hospital, a child-life specialist came by and brought a craft. It was […]

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School and Asthma

School can be tough in general for a host of reasons; I don’t know anyone who loves middle school, but asthma can make it more challenging. If I could advise others regarding school and asthma it would be to educate, advocate and be prepared. It is easy to laugh at some of the situations I […]

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The hospital, what to bring and what to expect

Sometimes with severe asthma, you may have to be admitted to the hospital or stay in the emergency room (ER) for long periods. Being admitted to the hospital can be scary because you do not know what to expect or what might happen next. The access to different types of doctors, medications, and medical tests […]

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Vacations with Asthma and Allergies

Traveling with Asthma And Allergies I am in Hawaii for my Dad’s business trip, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to write about traveling with asthma and allergies. When traveling, I would love to have the ability to be spontaneous and adventurous, but I need to research new places and make sure […]

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Water Park to Wheezing

Last July, my family and I visited Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. We had a lot of fun seeing the waterfalls. During our visit, my little sister and I saw an advertisement for “North America’s Largest Indoor Water Park” and we decided we had to go! Unfortunately, as soon as we walked into the […]

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