Hi zoegirl! Cheer up! Try to be as positive as possible, this will keep depression at bay so that you don't fuel anxiety and stay on a downer cycle! Take small steps as reasons to celebrate the road back to full activity, plan out your day on paper and try to accomplish as much as within reason you can, involve your 2 year old, (dust the coffee table, bring you a book, hand you your slippers, get the hair brush) so she feels helpfull and it really does help you too! I was in bed for 2 weeks after one attack, and taking all the steroids had me so anxious and when I was able to get back with my activities (work, kids, horses etc.) I was very weak too! I really had to discipline myself because you will be weak and short of breath, so then you get discouraged! Not to mention the weight gain :( all adds to a depressing state of mind--- shrug it off and get determined! Everyday I jogged with my inhaler in hand, (you tend to get scared to be without it after a bad bout) I increased from walking 2 houses away to 4 to more and more untill I could jog a mile. I was not a walker or jogger before, but I knew I needed to build strength and the only way is to work the muscles and lungs and build them up, if you sit around you will actually "decondition" to a worse state. So know you are not alone and that you can find ways to improve your life! You will get happy from meeting goals and it will fuel your determination! Good luck!