Just found out that my story is appearing in the RCB’s annual Newsletter…. “Breathing Matters”.
I’m always flattered when an organization or a person writes an article about my fitness walking achievements, but this one is special because it comes from the same government agency that regulates Respiratory Care in the State of California where I live, and who issued the very license I hold to practice Respiratory Therapy.
I’m certainly not the only asthmatic RCP out there, there are a lots us out there who know what it’s like to be on both ends of the stethoscope. I know this for a fact, because Ive worked with many of them over the years. Heck, some have actually taken care of me as a patient in the hospital at one time or another (and Thank you by the way).Perhaps my story will inspire some of them to take up fitness walking or maybe tackle a marathon someday, or maybe even share my story with some of their rehab patients.
My message is simple, don’t let lung disease ruin your life. Fight the disease every step of the way, educate the people around you, and include exercise in your daily life.
Oh… and one last thing, Respiratory Therapists are very cool people!