Hiya to whoever is reading this,
A deep, vibrating, barking cough escapes my chest.
The lining of my throat, a swollen mass of pain, the coughing not helping in any way to soothe it.
The underground walls of the aquarium are dark and foreboading. My loud coughs cause many people to stare. As the coughing becomes more violent, my teachers begin to argue over what treatments to offer. They shout over the top of me and eventually send me to see the outside part of the aquarium, watching the seals briefly emerge from the water but cheekily diving down to avoid any decent, insta worthy photos from being desperately captured.
One of my friends sits by me as the coughing slowly subsides a little. Later on the coach, a ton of throat sweets consumed, the coughing fades to nothingness. Leaving me with only a few mild coughs to emerge later on when the long coach journey finally ends and I’m pleased to be back in my own home.
The next day, I beg my mum to let me go to my friend’s party. Persuading that the coughing (which has returned) will not ruin the party. The coughing is merely a distant background acquaintance as I laugh with my friends. As I leave the party with my dad, the coughing worsens.
Deep rattles growl from my throat. The pain as sore as a million powerful bee stings. My dad and I walk hurriedly down to a walk-in clinic. The violent coughing worsens with the polluted air and when I get home; a taxi to A&E seems to be one of my only options. I argue that I don’t want to waste the NHS’ time, I curl up in the warming embrace of my sofa. Lying in an ill doze. I feel terrible.
Many iced waters later the coughing dies away as my mum forces strongly scented handkerchiefs near my face to clear my tubes. Helping me to breathe through my nose.
And that takes me to now. Terrified for the results of my upcoming allergy test at the end of August. Worried for the next few hours, the coughing is predicted to worsen at night.
Wish me luck
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