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 more I walk, the more I learn

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Air-trapping, Asthma, Asthma Symptoms, Dyspnea, Exercise&Fitness, Fitness Walking, Shortness of Breath, triggers, Walking

I wrote this blog post 11 years ago, and while I’m no longer able to racewalk or do 6 mile walks everyday, my observations back then were spot on and still hold true today. The more I walk the more I learn, especially about my lungs and how they react to sustained, but controlled physical […]

Starting from Scratch

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When I started this blog 3 months ago, my intention was to focus on the benefits and challenges of fitness walking by someone coping with severe and chronic asthma. I wanted to share my asthma and walking experiences with others who could relate. I didn’t want to dwell or complain too much on how bad […]