Back in 2005, after doing an extensive search on the web, I couldn’t find very many people blogging about what it’s like to live day to day with the more severe refractory asthma, not to be confused with typical mild asthma. I thought I would change that.
I created this site to share my experiences in coping with this frustrating disease and the many challenges of maintaining a daily fitness program and a meaningful productive life. For me this includes aerobic exercise such as short distance racewalking and long distance endurance walking. I’m also heavily involved in severe as advocacy, medical research and asthma education. I’m brutally honest when it comes to writing about my disease. I don’t hold back or embellish, what you see and read here is happening to a real person. Aside from my asthma interests, I enjoy travel, meeting interesting people and playing the bass guitar.
I exercise hard and I try to keep active because it makes me feel good about myself. But mostly I do it… to stay alive! It’s a fact that physical fitness is crucial for people with chronic lung diseases. I suppose in my case, I’ve taken that advise to the extreme.
Daily exercise won’t cure your lung disease, but it can certainly help you live a better,more satisfied and probably longer life …I’m living proof! If I can do this, anyone can. Blogging about my disease also helps me cope….. Maybe it will help others too.
As of May 15th 2011, after 6 years of telling my story. I decided it was time to move on. From now on I will only be updating the blog periodically. In the meantime I hope you’ll browse my archive of nearly 600 entries .