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Location:San Francisco

Diary of a severely asthmatic wannabe endurance athlete

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Didn’t I just blog about my 133rd hospitalization for asthma? Well make that 134 now. This is getting F’ing ridiculous. This latest flare wasn’t triggered by some massive chest infection or the flu, but by a simple cold….aka R...

A lot of people have been asking me, do you feel any better since starting the drug? Because my asthma is so severe it’s really hard to tell which, if any, of the medications I’m currently taking ( including daily prednisone and semi dail...

12 years

on Nov 20, 2017 in: blogging

The many faces of this blog over this past 12 years…….. The post 12 years appeared first on Breathinstephen.

After waiting nearly 17 months with one setback after another, I remember texting a friend… “I’ll believe it the day the drug is actually inside my body”….lol. Well now I can actually say that, because on Nov 6th 2017, I...

My 133rd hospitalization occurred on 10-9-2017. The trigger wasn’t the usual environmental allergies or resp infection, this time it was smoke from wildfires that have been devastating portions of northern California the past couple weeks. I wo...

You’re worthy

on Oct 6, 2017

What is it with chronic severe asthma, self esteem, self doubt or self worthiness? Why do we tend to hide or downplay our disease or the severity of our symptoms? Why do we delay seeking emergency medical care when it’s so obviously indicated?

Azithromycin therapy

on Sep 22, 2017

This past week I started on yet another experimental therapy. This time it’s a long term antibiotic regimen with Azithromycin. As an add-on therapy, recent studies indicate that the long term use of macrolides can help decrease asthma symptoms,...

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