Sally doing her thing

Im referring to Dr Sally Wenzel of course. I never get tired of listening to her speak and educating others on the subject of asthma, particularly severe asthma. So here’s a full hour of Sally goodness! The audience in the video are physicians, but even if you’re not a medical person, if you’ve lived with […]

6 times a day

I had planned to write a post about my nebulizer treatment routine, but then I thought what the heck… I’ll just video it! The point Im trying to make in the clip, is that the daily nebbing routine for many of us is a lot more time consuming than one would think. Managing asthma, COPD, […]

Survivors Guilt

Every time I hear about someone who died from asthma, especially when it’s a child, I can’t help but feel just a little guilty for living as long as I have. Despite having one of the lowest asthma mortality rates in the world, 3500-4000 people still die from asthma each year in the United States, […]

Use Me !

The marathon walking–severely asthmatic–RT is in the house and is ready to take your questions. New for this year I’m introducing a new a feature I call “USE ME”, where I answer your questions relating to respiratory therapy, asthma, lung disease, fitness walking or just about anything else you think I might be able to […]

Breathing Basics —O2 Saturation and Oximeters

Today’s Breathing Basics review is all about Oxygen Saturation and Oximeters. If you have lung disease of any kind, no doubt you’ve come across the words “Oxygen saturation” or “O2 Sats” , “Pulse-Oximeter”? I use those terms on my blog all the time, but do you really know what they mean ? I suppose you […]

Alfie’s Attack

Meet Alfie the fish…. When the publishers of this new childrens book about asthma sent me a copy for my opinions, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to give it a fair review. I mean, an asthmatic fish who saves the live of shark who also has asthma? My background as Respiratory Therapist […]

Asthma Breathing Zones

This is the 2nd installment of my “ Breathing, the mini series“. This one is more for the non-asthmatics out there, but I think some of our lung challenged friends might learn a thing or two as well. If you hang around asthmatics or browse as many personal asthma blogs as much as I do, […]

Breathing……the mini series.

I thought Id do something a little different with today’s post and teach some Respiratory Therapy 101 to my fellow asthmatics . A mini series if you will, on topics that I think every asthmatic should be familiar with. Things like.. Dyspnea, what exactly is it? Or, Air-trapping? Or how about, Obstructive lung disease..what is […]

Im 20,089 days old !

I can’t believe it . Today I obtained the age of 55, and the official rank of “Senior Citizen”. I guess I should start acting my physical age huh? (That’s a scary thought). In my wildest dreams I never thought Id be around this long, but 13 marathons and 500 blog posts later…I’m still walkin, […]