A feasibility walk is now feasible

Im a happy camper in this photo, because today I completed my first feasibility walk. It was only a 2.5 mile walk, but I tolerated it reasonably well without a break. Assuming I don’t have any setbacks, I should be able to complete the rest of these test walks and render an opinion within a […]

I almost forgot who I am

I’m so much more than just the quirky little dude with bad lungs. I’m the original badass asthmatic. I made the words “fitness” and “lung disease” sound cool together. Im the first and only person with really severe asthma ever to finish the Boston marathon. Not once…but 3 times. Im also one who doesn’t gets […]

In other news

And despite all the medical appointments, I still managed to learn a dozen new tunes. Related Posts:104th trip to the slammer for AsthmaNumber 94….a Bad OneMy 133rd hospitalization for asthma23rd time’s a charmNumber 96 Nice try asthma, but I’m still here.

Nebbing Stations

Im sure my neb dependent friends would agree, that with nebulizer treatments being notorious time killers, incorporating some organization and convenience into the mix makes life just a little easier. For me this means neb stations in strategic locations throughout my house and in my vehicles. I even have a stand-by unit just for travel. […]

Don’t forget the upper body!

If you’ve spent much time reading my blog, you’ve probably figured out that Im a huge promoter of daily exercise for people with lung disease. My favorite fitness activity of course, is distance walking. Aerobic exercise such as walking, uses large muscle groups to move at a steady, rhythmic pace. It’s an excellent way to […]

24 Hours in the life of an Asthmatic

Check out Kerri’s vlog post and follow us through a typical day living with asthma. Related Posts:A common cold with not so common asthmaNever trust asthma2 years, 2 million dollarsBut you look so healthyTreatment overloadExercise like your life depends on it

My New Old Passion

It’s actually not a new passion, more like the reigniting of an on again, off again love affair Ive had since early childhood. I’m referring of course to the bass guitar, or for that matter any other heavy string instrument. My introduction into the world of making music actually began at the age of 8. […]

Life after the Blog

Just a quick update on what Ive up too the last couple weeks. Lungs I’ve pretty much fully recovered from that last exacerbation and hospital stint. I think the intubation is what caused me to get so sick in the first place. An endotracheal tube is the perfect conduit for introducing bacteria and viruses deep […]

Eating Organic, the first 4 months

Time sure flies when you’re eating well. It’s been 4 and a half months now since we switched to an all organic – low sugar, HFCS -free diet, and all I can say is…. food doesn’t get any better than this! Without exaggeration, this is probably one of the wisest live style changes we’ve ever […]

Evening walks.

Heading out for the evening walk. A while back I wrote about some of the night walks we were doing . Well, my partner Douglas liked those night time walks so much , that about 3 weeks ago we started doing something similar on a nightly basis. No, I’m not trying to turn Douglas into […]

6 months—Hospital Free!

I hope I’m not jinxing myself by writing this post, but if you’ve been monitoring my little “days out of the hospital” widget, then you know that this week makes 6 months that I’ve been hospital free **YAY!** I wouldn’t break out the campaign bottles just yet, as I still have twice as long to […]

Recovering Sugar-holic

As you might recall, about a month ago I switched to an all organic, non-pesticide treated diet. What you might not know, is at about the same time, I also began to reduce my sugar consumption. I’m slowly weaning myself off one of the most additives compounds known to man. Yes me, Mr. Candy man, […]

Why I walk

One of the UCSF Clinical Research Fellows, ( my favorite one actually ), called me last night as part of my monthly research follow up. After we got done with the question and answers, I mentioned to her that I was thinking of take racewalking lessons. At first I don’t think she understood what I […]