Treatment overload

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Yes, another update about treatment options. Things seem to be changing at a lightening pace now and it’s making my head explode. Too much for an over-thinker like me to think about. Gotta slow down and literally catch my breath. So my 3rd hospitalization and 5th intubation in just the first 4 months of this […]

15 months Intubation Free!

Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in Alternative Asthma treatments, Asthma, Asthma care plan, Asthma exacerbations, Asthma hospitalization, Asthma treatments, Bipap, Intubation, intubation, Peak Flows, Severe asthma

It feels good to brag about something positive for a change. This week marks 15 whole months since Ive had to have a tube shoved down my windpipe in order to breath. Ive had zero, what I would call “critical condition” type hospitalizations in that time period as well. Granted, I’m still ending up in […]

Do you know when it’s time to go in?

Posted on 33 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Asthma care plan, Asthma exacerbations, Asthma hospitalization, Asthma Symptoms, Severe asthma, Shortness of Breath

The idea for this post came to me during the middle a recent severe exacerbation. Actually, it was the same exacerbation that put me in the hospital for 12 days, for which I am still recovering. Foremost on my mind during an asthma excerbation is the question….how bad will it get? Is this flare going […]

Annual Asthma Report Card

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It’s been almost a year since Ive updated my asthma status. Here’s the latest report card. For the year, I give myself a C + In general my lung function has only declined a couple percent which is good. The problem of course, is that when you’re down in the lower ranges like I am, […]

Hospital survival Kit, don’t leave home without it.

Posted on 18 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Asthma care plan, Asthma exacerbations, Asthma hospitalization, Funny asthma stuff, Medical History

This is what I call my Hospital survival kit. Always packed and on standby 24/7, my HSK is a small carry bag I keep in my bedroom, that’s filled with everything I might need for a hospital stay. If (or when) I get sick and have to go to the hospital, all I have to […]

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 […]