By the way in which, the working title for this text was: While you by some means concurrently hit your self within the head with an inhaler AND throw it behind you?!
This morning I awakened and engaged in my gradual begin routine like I usually do (alternately this implies I may legitimately be sleeping for a number of hours and as a substitute select to observe a bunch of Josh Sundquist movies like this morning or take heed to podcasts). Throughout this course of, my lungs jogged my memory of their existence and I couldn’t precisely ignore that mildly annoying tightness anymore as soon as they made a bizarre form of “there is a tiny bit of junk up in here” rattly-ish sound.
I hold an inhaler by my pillow most nights simply so I do know the place it’s—I don’t get up usually from bronchial asthma, however typically mornings could be a tad annoying or sensitive earlier than I get shifting an excessive amount of. So I reached up beside my pillow (the place my ADHD meds additionally float round for straightforward morning half asleep dosing), and fumbled previous the tablet bottle for my inhaler
As one conversant in this expertise may think, I eliminated the cap on the inhaler.I then, as once more one may think, shook the inhaler.
Inhaler adventures at night time
I then, as one seemingly doesn’t think about, managed to lose my grip on the inhaler on this course of. The inhaler-projectile proceeded to careen into my brow, after which proceed in almost the identical path of journey, past my head, previous my pillow, and into the darkish, cavernous, wasteland-ish place that’s between my mattress/headboard/wall. I’m not precisely positive that is attainable, however I do know this house is basically the blackest black gap in each black gap of my bed room (which is mainly the entire thing).
I severely contemplated discovering a distinct inhaler somewhat than fishing it out, however fortuitously, I retrieved it and nonetheless have a hand to indicate for it.
Look, dropping my inhaler isn’t new: I’ve dropped my inhaler earlier than, many instances within the final near-decade with bronchial asthma. I’ve probably even by chance thrown it throughout an area beforehand a time or ten. I’ve actually despatched a spacer flying, and all the time appear to drop inhalers late at night time on laborious flooring when individuals are asleep. I’ve had the canister plus Propeller Well being sensor come out of the actuator and almost get deserted on a bus seat, for a girl to level them out to me that I had “dropped something”. (Severely. I’m nonetheless to today questioning what she thought it was.)
However how on EARTH does my inhaler handle to hit me within the brow and nonetheless find yourself flying in almost the identical path to the depths of beneath the mattress?!
I’ve beforehand written about instances when bronchial asthma makes completely no sense? Individuals, that is positively a type of instances, when your inhaler by some means turns right into a projectile, extra curious about turning itself right into a shot put than really doing its actual job of offering medication. It appears my inhaler could also be curious about a profession change? 😉

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