I Thought I Was Going To Die

Marquetta Breslin  by Marquetta Breslin • July 13, 2016

“Ricky…I can't breathe! It feels like I'm breathing through a straw!”

Each breath I breathed felt like I was trying way too hard. I immediately thought of my Mother, and how her breathing was right before she passed away.

I took two puffs of my rescue inhaler… NOTHING. It wasn't helping!

I was wheezing, my chest was tight, my throat felt like it was closing up on me. I was terrified. I was in denial.

I knew I was having an asthma attack, but I didn't think it was that bad. I called my doctor….

“Get Ricky to take you to the hospital NOW, do not wait!”

I thought… maybe if I lie down I will feel better. I actually felt worse.

“Let's go!” I said to Ricky.

Ricky and I got the kids together, and we headed to the VA Emergency Room.

By the time I walked through the thick humidity to the front desk, I could barely breathe!

Before they could get the armband on me, they were taking me into a room to get my vitals. The Doctors and Nurses swarmed in, and before I knew it I was getting a breathing treatment, a shot of steroids, and Ativan to calm down the nerves.

“Whoa!” About 45 minutes later I felt so much better, but most importantly I could breathe.

The nurse came in and told me that if I didn't come in when I did, I would have ended up coming in on a stretcher in an Ambulance because I was getting worse by the minute.

THANK GOD is about all I can say.

I was diagnosed with Asthma as an adult. I've had attacks before, but never to that extent. They've always been with uncontrollable coughing, never one as bad as this one.

I learned that I must always LISTEN to my body. Earlier today I had an attack, but I told myself that I'd be ok. Tonight my body gave me another warning sign that I could NOT ignore! When your body talks, you've got to listen.

Take care of body and your body will take care of you.

Be blessed,

Marquetta Breslin

Marquetta Breslin

Marquetta Breslin is the creator of Million Dollar Stylist, Lace Wig Training System, Fully Booked, and many others. While she is known for her knowledge and wisdom passed on to other beauty professionals, she teaches her practical and inspirational lessons to people around the world on how to better their lives, their businesses, and themselves. Be notified on new articles, news, and events by subscribing to Marquetta's Daily Journal.

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