Just another week in the life of a hardcore asthmatic

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I usually don’t post about my hospital experiences because its not a subject I like to re-live. Its an unwanted , terrifying , but necessary part of my life. When it happens , I just try to get through it and then I try to blank it out . Its the only way I know […]

Its been fun ,but I really need to go now

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( Ive been here a week…get me outta here!) (Ouch!) Related Posts:Prelude to an asthma flareNo matter how well I take care of myselfDo you know when it’s time to go in?104th trip to the slammer for AsthmaThe Recovery phases of a severe asthma exacerbationOut of commission

The red zone

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Yesterday I was in the green and walked 6 miles. Today I’m tittering on the red and I’m unable to do much of anything . I usually don’t post when I’m in the red zone because even typing is a chore , but I wanted to document just how fast things can change when you […]

1st post – hospitalization walk……….if you can call it that

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Did my first post hospitalization walk today. Boy…….that was a mistake! Right from the git go , things didn’t feel right. I knew I would have a hard time with this walk but didn’t realize just how much. First of all I wouldn’t feel my legs so , proper walking technique went right out the […]

Bouncing Back from Hell

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Well its Christmas day and I’m down to 30 mg of prednisone. With any luck I’ll be off this stuff within a week. The last 10 mgs are always the toughest to shake.Last week I thought I was finally going to die, today I’m looking forward to doing the Kaiser Marathon ,which is only 6 […]