Tag Archives: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

The Race Against Time

What drives us to write, or to create in general, for that matter? Not just that, but to do so against the odds? Those are questions that easily arise for me at the moment as they have in the past. … Continue reading

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What Doesn’t Kill the Writer…

Like other writers I draw from many influences and experiences, good and bad. This past Tuesday I had my bi-annual visit with my pulmonologist. He’s done the impossible, my lung function steady for two years now (following seven years of … Continue reading

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How Writing Exposed My Oxygen Deprivation

Please bear with me because this sounds like it’s going to be an odd post (and it’s a bit long), but it’ll make sense in the end. This is a cautionary tale about compromised judgement and oxygen deprivation and how … Continue reading

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Demanding Quality of Life

Don’t ever let someone tell you, “Well, that’s as good as it gets,” without verifying they’re right. This is a medical cautionary tale, a tale of hope. You aren’t alone. This isn’t to say your diagnosis is wrong or your … Continue reading

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I Refuse to Surrender

Dealing with a chronic disease. There’s a new poem posted on the website. To read it, please join me HERE.

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The Joy of Not Eating

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 … Continue reading

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When Air Isn’t There

An ode to battling a disease (yes, because strange poems enter my mind). To read the new poem on my website please join me HERE.

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Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

I’ve often mentioned “my illness,” mostly in passing, but I’ve never fully explained the condition. It’s rare and many pulmonologists have little experience with it. It’s called Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (CHP) and here’s some of what I’ve learned and how … Continue reading

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Crafting the Dream

Not so long ago I chased my dreams. No more. Dreams. We have them, we cherish them, we discard them, and sometimes we realize them. Dreams. Set them aside if the decision is made, but otherwise hold them tight. Don’t … Continue reading

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