Laying low, but staying busy

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Asthma research, Asthma Symptoms, Exacerbation Recovery, People, Places and Events, Racewalkers, Racewalking, Shortness of Breath, Steroids ( prednisone), travel, walking events

Nothing really interesting going on since I got out of the hospital. Though Ive taken a couple of short slow walks, overall Ive been trying to let my lungs heal as much as possible before jumping back into a physical fitness regimen full time. Been spending a lot of this post hospital recovery time doing […]

Number 96

Posted 9 CommentsPosted in Arterial Blood gases, Asthma, Asthma exacerbations, Asthma hospitalization, Asthma Symptoms, Asthma treatments, Bipap, Exacerbation Recovery, Nebulizer treatments, oxygen, Respiratory Therapy, Steroids ( prednisone)

Thanks everyone for all your kind emails while I was in the slammer. The hospital volunteer who brought the messages to my bedside, said he’d never delivered so many messages to one person , and that I must be pretty popular:-) Sorry I couldn’t respond to each one individually, but I read all one of […]

Darn…..and I thought I was unique!

Posted 11 CommentsPosted in Asthma exacerbations, Asthma hospitalization, Asthma research, Asthma Symptoms, People, Places and Events, Shortness of Breath, Steroids ( prednisone)

Thought my fellow asthmatics might get a kick out of this. A few days ago I chatting with friend and famous asthma researcher ,backsliding. Related Posts:Im going to Pennsylvania to be studied.A SARP’in we will go……. Bound for BeantownHospital stay #97The SARP experienceOff to the Burgh for the SARP

72 hours of hell.

Posted 7 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Asthma exacerbations, Asthma hospitalization, Asthma Symptoms, Asthma treatments, Exacerbation Recovery, Nebulizer treatments, oxygen, People, Places and Events, Respiratory Therapy, Steroids ( prednisone)

I always try to write a little something about each and every hospitalization Ive experienced, but this is one Id just as soon forget about. In total , I spent 7 days in the hospital, 6 of them in the Intensive care unit, 3 of those days spent on continuous Bipap with an Albuterol bleed-in […]

A taper of a differnet kind

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Asthma, Asthma hospitalization, Asthma Medications, Exacerbation Recovery, Nebulizer treatments, Steroids ( prednisone)

Funny how many parallels you can draw between the endurance sports and severe asthma exacerbations. Though I never actually walked one until I was 52 years old, in many respects I’ve been training for marathons my whole life. These are some of the thoughts that were running through my head while I was suffocating in […]

The evil candy

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(The Prednisone Molecule) Thanks everyone for checking up on me. I’m fine! ( well,… almost) I’ve been out of the hospital for 5 days now, and while I’m finally breathing better again, the party has just begun. Thankfully, I’m already well into my steroid taper ( the worse part) and hope to be off it […]

#84

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Arterial Blood gases, Asthma, Asthma exacerbations, Asthma hospitalization, Asthma Symptoms, Asthma treatments, Bipap, Exacerbation Recovery, Shortness of Breath, Steroids ( prednisone)

Wednesday I was discharged from my 84 th incarceration for the crime of asthma. I hadn’t been breathing well for most of last week, and by the time Monday rolled around I just couldn’t tolerate it anymore (even Superman has his limits.) So at 10:30 on Monday night , Douglas convinced me that it was […]

Day 2

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Air-trapping, Asthma, Asthma exacerbations, Asthma hospitalization, Asthma Symptoms, Asthma treatments, Exacerbation Recovery, Nebulizer treatments, Respiratory Therapy, Shortness of Breath, Steroids ( prednisone)

48 hours out of the joint and the prednisone withdrawal process is in full swing.Instead of starting my day at 6:30 am , it now starts at 3:30 am. This sleepless pattern usually lasts a week or two depending on the steroid dosage at the time of discharge from the hospital. This is the part […]