Good News Bad News Bad News Good News

Woke up this morning to snow flurries. That is neither good nor bad news – I no longer expect mild weather this month and will take it as it comes.

It’s been snowing and raining for most of the day. While waiting for a dry window, I decided to get my blog going again. The LATEST ENTRY , full of good and bad news, isn’t related to riding a bike, but it is indirectly related to walking.

This WALK, a KODACHROME WALK and ANOTHER WALK are also on my blog, as well as a RIDE.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

11 response to "Good News Bad News Bad News Good News"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: March 14, 2021

    I know we must take the weather as it comes, but come on now weather — no more snow now. Sounds like Janos has had difficulty with the vax, and I am surprised that Germany is not more on top of things around that. What about your shots? Have you had them or getting them soon?

    So good that you now know and have treatment for your breathing issue. That has got to be a giant relief for you.

    Love your photos of course ;’-).

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 14, 2021

    The best news among the not-so-good news is that your condition is treatable and it is working!

    Lots of causes of shortness of breath, none of which we want to get into!

    Great photos!

  3. By: gregblood Posted: March 14, 2021

    Two pieces of advice from me: 1) Never let the snow get you down. Snow is better than bitter, bitter cold temperatures. 2) Exercise-induced asthma can probably be treated easier than years and years of NO exercise.

    My dad got his second Covid vaccine two days ago. Yesterday, he said every joint in his body was sore. Today I checked in on him and he feels GREAT–except, strangely, for a very sore thumb.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: March 14, 2021

    I love those snow shots and so happy you’ve got inhalers to help you. I use a preventer and reliever at certain times of year, but only a reliever in summer usually. It does make a world of difference! I hope you see a lot of improvement. It would be really frustrating to be in the country where the Pfizer vaccine was developed and not be able to get it! Our whole country is going to get stuck with that crappy Astra Zeneca vaccine, as our gov through in their lot with them and didn’t sign enough deals with the good ones 🙁 WIth the three months between jabs, they don’t expect our population to be fully vaccinated until early next year. They are already behind schedule and I likely won’t get the first jab until Sept!! Just as well that Australia has been really good at suppressing the virus so it’s not currently a threat, since we are totally going to screw up the vaccination roll-out!

    • By: Suzanne Posted: March 15, 2021

      I guess our government isn’t the only one that has messed things up.

  5. By: Rocky Posted: March 14, 2021

    Glad to hear that you found out the cause of your issues and it’s treatable. It’s interesting that it hasn’t been an issue bicycling.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: March 15, 2021

      It is strange, I don’t know why. Even before we had e-bikes I was pretty much on par with fellow cyclists, but walking and jogging was like I had a stone on my chest. I worked at it, but it never got easy no matter how slow I went. The doctors were so preoccupied with my heart that they never thought about my lungs.

  6. By: Laura Posted: March 14, 2021

    Oh my goodness, You are the only person I know personally, other than myself, who has exercise-induced asthma. The worse attack I’ve had was when they were testing me and kept introducing more and more of asthma inducing med in the breathing machine. My episodes were mostly on bike rides. I probably don’t walk fast enough to call it “exercise,” but I sometimes get winded when climbing hills. I totally hate the rescue inhaler because it gives me the shakes. Luckily, it hasn’t been a big problem for several years. So glad you are doing OK. I’ve always thought it was easier once I knew what was wrong with me, no matter what it was.

  7. By: Suzanne Posted: March 15, 2021

    It certainly is easier once you know what’s wrong. I was always thinking I had to try harder – should have gone to the lung doctor instead of waiting so long. I get/got short of breath within five minutes walking slowly on flat terrain! Not exactly exercise but it triggered the asthma. Then it was stop and walk, stop and walk and after a while I could breathe more easily and walk at an easy pace. I hope that is in the past. Yesterday’s walk was considerably longer than anything in the past months.

  8. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: March 15, 2021

    Good that you got a diagnosis about the shortness of breath. Funny how I look forward to winter and you summer, not many places have a perfect climate I suppose. Some nice photos in there.

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