My 8th year in the SARP

Hard to believe, but this week I began my 8th year as a research subject for the Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP). […]

How low can it go?

Having documented a significant, but relatively slow decline in my lung function over the past decade, Ive often wondered what life must […]

I’m phenotyped

Thanks to the efforts of the SARP researchers and the new era of severe asthma phenotyping, my particular flavor of the disease […]

Jumping back into the ring

After a 4 year break, Im back to doing monthly visits over at the UCSF severe asthma clinic. Im super lucky, because […]

PFTs Du Jour

For those interested, here are my latest spirometry results from last weeks SARP follow-up visit at UCSF last week. It’s kind of […]

SARP II complete

Well, almost. The study actually lasts for 3 years, but the bulk of the testing can usually be completed in 4 half […]

Not just Asthma, Severe Asthma!

Not to downplay the heartache and suffering that people with milder forms of asthma have to sometimes contend with; obviously it’s a […]

Lung Art

I thought this was so clever. A while back a good friend of mine from Toronto, asked me if I could she […]

Asthma Phenotypes

Physician researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute at UPMC are now using molecular and genetic information to identify asthma phenotypes […]

Lunch with Sally

Had the great fortune of having lunch last week with one of my most favorite people in the whole world. Dr Wenzel […]

SARP Follow-up

Wow, has it been an entire year already? I guess so, because I just completed my one year follow-up interview for SARP. […]