I’m Honored

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!

(Click the Newsletter cover for the full pdf)


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12 Comments

  1. James says:

    That is a wonderful write-up about you, Steve. Well, I managed to pull off my second marathon over the weekend. I thought about only doing halves in the future, but reading this article inspires me to go for number three.

    Yes, RTs are pretty cool! Congrats! :-)

  2. kerri says:

    That's cause RT actually stands for Rockstar Therapist ;) — and indeed, you RTs ARE very cool people!

    Very cool about getting your story out there again–hopefully it'll hit lots more people in the same way it hit me and make them move ;). [Hey... if it wasn't for that, I sure as heck wouldn't be aiming to major in kinesiology right now!]

    Keep it up, Epic Steve! :D

  3. HeatherK says:

    That is very awesome! :D

  4. mymusicallungs says:

    A really great article written with such a positive perspective, and indeed something to be proud of. How your Drs must be scratching their heads with you that you keep on pulling this exercise thing out the bag when they'd written you off years ago.
    Keep up the great work.

    • Except for Sally Wenzel, I don\’t see doctors anymore:-) Btw , I liked your most recent 12 x 12 ( or whatever you call it). You always take great food pictures.

      • mymusicallungs says:

        What has happened to your Pulmo Drs? I didn't know you'd not been seeing them anymore-just be safe whatever…….
        OMG-am I food obsessed? We just eat lots and often and well here! I love my fooooood!!!!

  5. Melissa says:

    Hi Steve! Just read the article. I was just about to put the Newsletter away, but something in me made me flip through the pages and saw your pic! Glad to know you're doing great! Keep up the good work!

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