Tagged With "TackleAsthma"

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Re: Successes and Setbacks for Kathy P as She Trains to #TackleAsthma

Kathy P ·
Thanks @AS ! I'm definitely learning how to read my body better. There are subtle signs I was not realizing. That should hopefully allow me respond to asthma episodes before they become severe.
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Re: Successes and Setbacks for Kathy P as She Trains to #TackleAsthma

AS ·
Wow! Way to go Kathy P!!! I know exactly how you feel - not knowing when it will flare and being unable to predict!!! But way to persevere!!!!!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: Dragon Boat World Championships With Asthma

K8sMom2002 ·
Go, Megan! Monica is right -- great story and a wonderful display of grit and never giving up!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: Dragon Boat World Championships With Asthma

MonicaW6 ·
What a wonderful story and testimony that with Asthma you can do what your heart desires. You are a champion Megan on so many levels and an inspiration to individuals with or without Asthma. I look forward to your next blog!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: Dragon Boat World Championships With Asthma

Kathy P ·
Good luck Megan!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: Dragon Boat World Championships With Asthma

RSkalak ·
What an amazing and inspiring story! I have asthma and environmental allergies and am active-sometimes I have to limit my activities outside during certain months so I don’t go into a flare..happens too often for me but I try to keep my lungs in shape too! I keep trying to push myself.
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: Dragon Boat World Championships With Asthma

Megan Roberts ·
That's great you persevere and push yourself while being smart about it @RSkalak ! It sounds like you've figured out what took me way too long to learn-- that exercise with asthma is a balancing act, but absolutely possible if you know how to manage your triggers. Best wishes in your active life!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: Dragon Boat World Championships With Asthma

Megan Roberts ·
Thanks @Kathy P , @MonicaW6 , @AmyWhicker and @K8sMom2002 for the support and well wishes! Such a strong community of supporters through AAFA.
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Breathing in the Boat: Dragon Boat World Championships With Asthma

Megan Roberts ·
By Megan Roberts, Community Engagement Program Manager at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America I have had exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (asthma) for as long as I can remember. I have also been very active most of my life. Until the end of 2016, one didn’t really affect the other. Pretreating with albuterol before exercise managed all my asthma symptoms. In recent years, as my exercise habits have increased, I haven’t even carried an inhaler at times. At the end of 2011, I...
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High School Athlete Doesn’t Let Asthma Stop Her

AAFA Community Services ·
Reilly Price takes both high school and community college classes. She is working on a senior research project. She serves as captain of her cross-country team, and dances for a pre-professional ballet company. She participates in student government and other campus clubs. On top of all this, Reilly also found time to raise money to help support Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America (AAFA).
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K8sMom2002 ·
I love this! Way to go, Reilly!
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Breathing in the Boat: It Was All Worth It

Megan Roberts ·
On Oct. 14, 2017, I began my travel across the world to compete at the 13th International Dragon Boat Federation’s Nations World Championships on Dianchi Lake in Kunming, China, after a long and unlikely journey to overcome asthma symptoms that nearly prevented me from competing at all.
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: It Was All Worth It

LK ·
Congratulations on competing and your medals Megan!! Such a well written article and a most impressive sport! What a memorable trip!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: It Was All Worth It

MonicaW6 ·
@Megan Roberts , YOU are simply amazing. I am so glad to have you as a colleague and friend. Your strength and drive inspires everyone around you. Thanks for sharing your awesome story!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: It Was All Worth It

K8sMom2002 ·
Hard work, good planning and attention to your asthma plan pays off big time! Go you!
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Re: Breathing in the Boat: It Was All Worth It

Megan Roberts ·
Thank you @K8sMom2002 , @MonicaW6 and @LK for the kind words. I am grateful to be part of such a motivating, supportive and informative community, and that includes each one of you!
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Successes and Setbacks for Kathy P as She Trains to #TackleAsthma

Kathy P ·
The past month has been filled with many personal breakthroughs and self-revelations. At times, I’ve made great progress and other times, asthma has stopped me in my tracks.
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Kathy P Trains to #TackleAsthma

Kathy P ·
Clearly, I’ve lost my mind! I’ve committed to train for and participate in a half century (50-mile) bike ride. That’s not the crazy part. I have asthma and it frequently becomes a factor in what I do. Will I be able to keep my exercise induced asthma under control so it will allow me to even train for this ride?
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