Karine shares what activities she was unable to participate in as a child due to her asthma.
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What activities were you unable to participate in as a child because of asthma? Probably one of the more significant, more memorable for me was grade school and Phys Ed. I didn’t get to go to Phys Ed. You know, or to get like two or three times a week. We would all break from our normal studies in act and reading, and science and we’d go to Phys Ed class where everybody would get top play four square. Go play flag football or whatever the activity was for the day and I got to go to the library or I got to go work in the front office which in and out of themselves was kind of cool experiences but I was the only kid that did that. Everybody else got to go and run around, break a sweat, have a good time. They were together as a group. That was a chance to socialize and I was always kind of the outcast because I didn’t get to do that and I was by myself. And I missed out on all of that activity. That was probably the most significant thing for me and then kind of a similar story for you. I can remember going to my friend’s house. Maybe going for a sleep over or something and always having to take my inhaler and always having to make sure it was with me. Maybe we got to giggling too much that whole laughing thing again. You know. I’d have to stop and excuse myself and go find my bag and get my inhaler and use it to keep me form having a severe asthma attack. So, I was always a bummer. You know, I always kind of the odd kid. I wasn’t like everybody else.I didn’t fit in. there was something that was wrong with me. You know, it was kind of how I felt.

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