I was diagnosed with asthma in 1972, and in 1985 I became an inpatient at National Jewish Hospital/ National Asthma Center for six months. They referred to my asthma as high risk. I now have what I refer to as hardluck asthma, although it's controlled. Since 1995 I've been a respiratory therapist, so my shareposts come from the perspective of both a patient and a professional. I'm creator and co-author of Respiratory Therapy Cave where I share lung wit and wisdom, and Asthma History where I'm currently writing the history of asthma, inhalers, nebulizers, and respiratory therapy (or the history of difficult breathing). I also keep up an asthma and asthma dad blog called Hardluck Asthma.