My Asthma Story

The following is where I enter the history of asthma. 

Pithy versions of my story:
The Beginning
7-Goodman: I was a patient at NJH/NAC from January 9, 1985 to May 15, 1985
  • 1985:  My Good-bye Party
  • 1985:  My journey to the Asthma Hospital
  • 1985:  Pediatric Specialist Center
  • 1985:  Tons of new meds at the Asthma Hospital
  • 1985:  The flow of 7-Goodman (9/19/13)
  • 1985:  The first field trip 
  • 1985:  Mom's visit
  • 1985:  My Introduction to Albuterol
  • 1985:  The long walk of death
  • 1985:  Sneaking away from the asthma hospital 
  • 1985:  Asthma Group Sessions 
  • 1985:  Careless Wisper and the field trips 
  • 1985:  Dr. said: steroids will stunt your growth
2-MayI was a patient from May 15, 1985, to July 15, 1985
  • 1985:  The horror that was 2-May (part 1)
  • 1985:  The horror that was 2-May (part 2)
  • 1985:  The horror that was 2-may (part 3)
  • 1985:  The horror that was 2-May (part 4)
  • 1985:  The horror that was 2-May (part 5) or My drug addict room mate
  • 1985:  The horror that was 2-May (part 6)
  • 1985:  Julie: A good asthma friend
  • 1985:  The flow of 2-May
  • 1985:  The 2-May Pshchologist Jerk named Dr. Casey 
  • 1985:  The counselors
  • 1985:  Dad, David, and Torrin in the clunker car and the mountains
  • 1985:  Mom, Clara, and Chico
  • 1985:  Summer vacation, or sort of
    1985:  Warm weather means baseball
  • 1985:  Making the best of it
  • 1985:  Zane and Grant try to kill me, and dad pulls the plug
  • 1985:  Happy days while looking forward to discharge
  • 1985:  A bittersweet end of a bittersweet stay at the asthma hospital
Better days: I have lived a wonderful life ever since, and I owe a lot of my good fortune to all the wonderful people I met during my stay at NJH/NAC.  
  • 1986:  Epinephrine and oxygen
  • 1987:  So far so good
  • 1988:  Off to college and the asthma seems to go away
  • 1989:  I forgot my theophylline
  • 1991:  Albuterol: The second greatest asthma medicine ever, and my first ER visit in six years
  • 1993:  A return to the ER with my friends mom and Uncle Timmy
  • 1994:  The end of the asthma hospital as I remember it
  • 1995:  Respiratory Therapy School, My asthma friend, and her son
  • 1997:  Another degree, and worse asthma
  • 1997:  My worse ever asthma attack, and 10 day hospital admission
  • 2000:  Asthma sucks, but life is great
  • 2000:  Crystal and Jordan
  • 2001:  How I still can't run in cold air, but I do anyway until I have this nasty asthma attack
  • 2003:  Callie the great
  • 2004:  Advair is the asthma cure
  • 2007:  The death of theophylline, a lifelong friend
  • 2007:  Three months without albuterol, and it seems my asthma is gone forever
  • 2008:  Laney: My daughter with asthma just like mine? 
  • 2010:  Myles: My son with eczema and allergies just like mine? 
  • 2011:  My asthma beast returns at hunting camp
  • 2012:  The asthma beast returns just when I thought it was cured
  • 2013:  How I defeated exercise induced asthma
  • 2016:  Constantly working to find the best medicine, and finally settling on Advair and Singulair
More to come...

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