I had a lot of fun yesterday! It was an awesome landmark moment for me, but for you to understand what I'm talking about, I'm going to have to back up and explain a little bit.
Last September my asthma grew to be so severe that my husband, my family, and I made a difficult decision, we decided that we weren't ever going to leave me alone. I know that sounds a bit extreme, but at the time I was having at least one life threatening asthma attack a week, if not more. So, to make sure I was safe, I was always with my hubby or one of my other family members!
It was a HARD adjustment to make. Necessary (the doctors thought so too) but hard. I lost my independence. The only time I was "alone" was if my hubby happened to be asleep when I was awake, but even then I wasn't truly alone, obviously. Very restricting.
Well, with lots of doctors visits and time, I've been slowly getting better. Last month we braved leaving me home alone for an hour or two at a time, but just a few random times. Then, last week, when the hubby started back to school, we started letting me stay home alone more often! My family was "on call," so if I started having asthma problems one of them could come over, but I was alone! It was such a freeing experience :)
Then yesterday... *drum roll please* ...
I went out to coffee with a friend, and I left the hubby at home! It's the first time I've gone anywhere by myself since the beginning of September, and let me tell you, that was an adrenaline rush! I drove across town to meet up with one of my friends at Starbucks and we got to chat for about an hour and a half!
It was good to catch up, it's been hard to reconnect with my friends since moving back to my home town because I've just been too sick. I'm finally getting strong enough to do more, and so I'm finally seeing people! Between me being sick - and her busy schedule - I've been trying for a month now to get together with this particular friend.
Not to mention I had the rare treat of a Starbucks coffee!!! With our limited budget I don't do that very often :D
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