I created this blog so I'd have a place to write specifically about asthma without being politically correct and without catering to a specific audience. I will also use this blog to write the history of lung disease. A historical post will be published each Tuesday.
So now I'm going to have to add asthma dad to my label. The asthma gene is hereditary, and it seems I've given the gene to both my daughters and my son. Thankfully for them they have a dad who's been there and done that. I don't want them to have the scar of being up all night suffering from asthma, so I tend to dote on them. I'll keep you posted on my asthma dad experience.
My Hardluck Asthma Story:
I will also use this space to continue my hardluck asthma story that I started over at the RT Cave. As a kid I had really bad asthma, so bad in fact I spent six months as an inpatient at National Asthma Center/ National Jewish Hospital in Denver, Colorado in 1985. I will submit chapters of my story as time permits, or you can link to My Hardluck Asthma Story here. I try to keep it pithy and with a point, although you can be the judge of that.
Another subject that interests me is asthma history. I have been researching the history of this disease and find it quite interesting. Each Tuesday I will submit a chapter, or you can link to My Asthma History here. I will also submit on this blog a respiratory therapy history, and a history of nebulizers and inhalers. See the links above.
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