ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Living A Life With Asthma

Updated on June 5, 2016

It is so hard living a life with asthma

with medication to help sustain life,

as your lungs close up and tighten

with a pain that cuts like a knife.

As I awake with my lungs very empty

so I reach for an inhaler to breath,

two puffs of the blue and two of the red

as I lay back and wait to be relieved.

With allergens and dander's a life's nightmare

and of aerosols and a world full of dust,

giving my asthma inconsiderable problems

where medication I know is a must.

No longer can I run or exercise like before

for I am aware of my asthmatic life,

and of the long lonely days I must give in to rest

By keeping up with my medication of healthy law.

As I sit in my window and watch others play and come back

from the earliest of morning and most of the day,

but for me I make sure my inhalers are ready

in case of that dreaded named asthma attack.

Of days that are too bad I get steroids to take

and for me to battle on each and every day

with antibiotics to help my body awake

in a lifestyle of inhalers, that's my road, it's my way.

With the wheezing and breathing

taking it's toll on my day,

as I hold my hands tightly

where on knees I do pray.

For my day to go smoothly

and for my medication to kick in,

as I see my friends playing

in a game I cannot win.

But I am lucky in having

no wires to plug in

of oxygen or masks

of further battles to begin,

as I just rely on what I feel is the best

and not over exhort my body

but put it to rest.

So now as I go to bed with one final will

that my asthma relaxes

with my nightly breathing pill,

and gives me the strength

to get through this long night

and hope that my asthma will give up on it's fight.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • peter.matthews profile imageAUTHOR

      Peter W Matthews 

      7 years ago from West Sussex, England

      Hello Drummond1758, sadly I am no longer a child. My asthma did seem to go when I was 8 years old, but it came back again when I was in my twenties, I am now 50 years old and my asthma I can now manage but it will no longer clear up.

      And thank you Tamarawilhite. I do prefer to use anything that is best for the environment, but I do use a inhaler which I believe is a CFC inhaler which is the only one which goes into my spacer.

    • Drummond1758 profile image


      7 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

      Keep hangin' in there. I had asthma as a child and it got better as I got older. I don't know how old you are so maybe that will be the case for you. I also take alot of vitamin C and that really helps, especially on winter days when the cold air gets into your lungs and starts the wheezing and coughing. Good luck to you.

    • tamarawilhite profile image

      Tamara Wilhite 

      7 years ago from Fort Worth, Texas

      What is your opinion of CFC-free inhalers compared to those with CFCs in managing asthma?


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)