I’ve really learned a lot during my past fourteen years of living with idiopathic subglottic stenosis. I’ve learned that struggling just to take your very next breath fundamentally changes you.
You find yourself joyfully released from the heavy burden of caring way too much about things that don’t really matter.
You find yourself so much more sensitive to others around you who are also struggling. You begin to appreciate the priceless value of interconnectedness. We all need each another, on a very deep level.
I used to take each breath for granted before I developed this life-threatening chronic airway obstruction.
Despite all of the struggles due to living with this condition, I wouldn’t change the woman that I have evolved into because of it.