Awhile back, a friend with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and I exchanged guest posts for one another’s blogs—in both posts, from our own perspectives, we paralleled the similarities and differences life with... READ MORE
Today is one of those days, I am in a bit of an asthma funk. While taking my morning asthma medication, I let my attitude slip into that grumpy “Negative Nelly” place.... READ MORE
I’ve never smoked, and of course, I have no plans to. However, if you smoke and have asthma, you’re certainly not alone. As much as “well, quit!” can roll easily off the... READ MORE
Are your asthma symptoms worse at night? Many asthmatics find themselves dreading the time of day when the sun goes down. Because you know that’s the witching hour when you Asthma will... READ MORE
I’ve written before about “subzero breathing” and how cold air affects my asthma. Exercise is another asthma trigger for me, and dealing with these two things in tandem (hello, outdoor Winter fun!) can... READ MORE
Don’t even THINK about sitting next to me if you are coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose. I’m not kidding. I have walked away from people at work, moved to other seats... READ MORE
Whatever you want to call it, knowing and connecting with other people with asthma is important—whether that’s “patient to patient” “peer to peer” or simply “person to person”. Formal groups of people... READ MORE
At a recent appointment, I was in the patient lounge which is an internal waiting room with very limited, to no natural light. At first, I was a little taken back when I was asked... READ MORE
One question I am often asked by my American friends is “Explain Canadian healthcare to me.” (I guess that is more of a statement!). I consider myself fortunate—most of the time—to live... READ MORE
On a dark and stormy night, the sky lights up just after the thunder rolls, and I reach for my rescue inhaler. Sometimes I’m sure it is pure coincidence that my breathing... READ MORE
February 15, 2008, was the day I had asthma symptoms for the first time (or at least the first time unrelated to exercise). It wasn’t this big dramatic thing like some people... READ MORE
Today I participated in two completely different phone calls, for different reasons, different organizations, but both related to asthma and patient engagement in the asthma community. It’s no secret that I believe... READ MORE
I have had a great year of new discoveries in my asthma advocacy journey. I have had the pleasure of attending Medicine X. Medicine X is a and being truly inspired by... READ MORE
In November, I took part in a few 31-day challenges. Things went well for me. However, unlike previous attempts of the sort, I tried to take the right steps to keep myself... READ MORE
I’ve written before about prepping for travel with asthma. Packing still takes me a bit of time (usually proportional to how long I am going away for and if there is a... READ MORE
German cyclists are arguing that there is “no place” in competitive, elite sport for people with severe lung disease. I don’t dispute that. Unlike his position, however, I do not agree that... READ MORE
Sitting at the front of the room in one of my favorite instructor’s lectures (I think it was Physical Activity and Aging), there’s a lecture on respiratory disease, seniors, and asthma unfolding... READ MORE
I’m sure you’re no stranger to waiting for medical appointments. Whether it is in the waiting room to be called back, or sitting in the exam room. Delays happen in the medical... READ MORE
I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a fan of New Years resolutions. While they can be amazing for so many people, I am not one of them. For me personally... READ MORE
Every week we create a poll to hear back from the people who matter most in the Asthma.net community – YOU! With 2016 almost behind us, we thought it would be fun... READ MORE
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Hey You With The Cough! Don't Even Think About Sitting By Me!