I love autumn, its my favourite season. I love the colours as the leaves change and fall. I love wearing boots, cosy jumpers and scrunching through the leaves. I love wearing scarves and feeling cosy. I love the crisp mornings and autumn sunshine too. I love knowing that when “Strictly Come Dancing” is back on TV that Hallowe’en and Christmas are coming.
There is one thing I don’t love. Catching a cold. My lungs don’t share my love of the change of season. The cooler air is not for them, nor is the return to school and the increase in coughs and colds. Congestion is my nemesis. My asthma hates it. Catching a simple cold earlier in the year led to real respiratory woes (https://sassyscot.blog/2019/04/28/adult-onset-asthma and https://sassyscot.blog/2019/05/16/your-health-is-your-wealth/)
Its early September and once again I’m congested…at least this time I’m better prepared. I’m stocked up on my inhalers and nasal sprays and I’ll continue to use them. I’m going to do my damndest to avoid a repeat of April. I’ll also have to nip this in the bud quickly and then get my flu jab. Its all glamour being asthmatic!! Better to be safe than sorry though, I’m in no hurry to let a sinus infection floor me again and there’s no way I’ll risk the flu.
In the meantime, I’ll look out my cosy jumpers get my boots on wrap my scarf round me making sure to cover my mouth and nose and enjoy the autumn.