Category: support and encouragement

Mask season 2019

Cold and flu season is back again this year. Health authorities aren’t certain how intense this year’s season is compared to last season.  But I’m taking precautions, which means that cold and flu season is also Mask season. My experience with a series of contagious bugs leading to a hospital stay last spring has convinced…



Masks, hospital isolation, protecting myself and the community

I had an unexpected adventure over the weekend. I went to the hospital ER a few nights ago due to asthma exacerbation and was surprised to find out that my asthma was acting up because of an RSV infection, which stands for Respiratory Syncytial (pronounced sin-SISH-uhl) Virus. While RSV is similar to a cold, it…



stand out proudly

It can be challenging to proudly stand out from the crowd, and if you choose to wear a mask in most Western countries, you very well could stand out. But this shouldn’t be a deterrent.  Why should it be? It’s your lungs and your health, and it would be very sad and unfortunate if other…