The Joy of Not Eating

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Acapella, to help breakup mucus. Photo: CA Hawthorne

Seriously. The title isn’t a joke. Clever, maybe, but not a joke. It’s related to my lung disease, one few doctors truly understand, even many pulmonologists. It’s also related to the 2015 stumble I must correct in 2016.

Because many have heard the background before I’ll keep it brief. I suffer from Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (HP). I can, to a degree, control it, but there’s no cure. In my case inhaled bacteria caused an infection. The resulting incorrect diagnosis damaged my lungs and lowered my maximum lung capacity to 67%. A different doctor caught the mistake while I was in the ICU, performed a bronchoscope, and corrected the diagnosis.

One side effect is undesired weight loss…

To read the remainder of this blog post please join me HERE.

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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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