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 many 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 prepare. It is easy to laugh at some of the situations I have been in […]

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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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Busting Sterotypes

As I grow older, I am beginning to notice many stereotypes that exist regarding asthma – these are inaccurate representations that cause people to misunderstand the disease. If there were fewer misperceptions and a better understanding of asthma, would there be improved treatments for people with more severe cases, like mine? Recently in English class […]

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Prednisone and the 8th grade dance

April and May were tough, I was admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit, both months. I had been on Prednisone, an oral steroid for two months at a high dosage. My face was extremely puffy, which is a side effect of Prednisone, it’s also referred to as “moon face”. When I was discharged from […]

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