Believe Me I Know

This morning, I met with an elderly female resident who happens to have COPD. She tearfully informed me of struggling with shortness of breath, simply while getting dressed.

I said that this symptom must be so very difficult to adjust to having. Of course, I know personally what it’s like to gasp for air, simply as a result of the simple act of getting dressed.

My last throat dilatation was two months ago. For now, my airway remains comfortably open. I’m not currently struggling with shortness of breath, thankfully.

Nevertheless, my personal history of struggling with recurrent subglottic stenosis tells me that this favorable condition won’t last indefinitely. Currently, I can only last six months before my airway seriously narrows once again.

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