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Polio+ pneumonia = severe asthma

I had polio in 1963…it effected my breathing. I then had pneumonia twice during elementary school so by 12 my lungs had had enough. I’ve lived with it for 45 years. I run 23 miles a week. I’ve trained for and ran a half a dozen half marathons. I don’t let my asthma steal from me the things I love to do. Most of all I love playing with my grandkids so it is important to me to keep my lungs as healthy as they can be.

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  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Juliet and thanks for your post. As Christine did, I’d like to extend my kudos, too, for you having participated in six half-marathons. That’s quite a commendable record! Your positive attitude is admirable as well – continue enjoying your grandchildren. All the best, Leon (site moderator)

  • Christine.Fitzpatrick moderator
    2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing, @juliet! Congratulations on completing half a dozen half marathons. That is an amazing accomplishment! We are glad to have you here! Best, Christine, Team Member

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