Today I learned that a family member, who may or may not be my wife’s twin sister named Krista, had to go to the ER with breathing problems. Sounds serious enough, right? I just texted her to make sure that she was still breathing a little bit. And she tells me that the doctor told her she has “Exercise Induced Asthma.” She has to take it easy.
How’s that for lucky?! For the rest of us we’re told to exercise more – she gets to just watch us I guess. I for one plan to thumb my nose at her while I’m struggling to breath myself at the gym. Come on, don’t we ALL have trouble breathing while exercising?! Isn’t that the point of exercising. I think I’d like to go to a doctor and get a diagnosis like that:
Me: “Doctor, my stomach really hurts.”
Him: “You should definitely eat more bacon.”
Me: “Doctor, I have a headache that’s been going on for days.”
Him: “You should spend a lot more time on vacation, preferably on a beach . . . eating bacon.”
Me: “Doctor, I fell down the stairs and I’m pretty sure my arm is broken, since I can visually see my ulna and/or radius.”
Him: “You should definitely quit your job and move to an island paradise. I’ll send you money to live on, along with a lot of bacon.”
(Note – I really don’t eat much bacon, but the joke kinda worked)
So the next time you’re at the gym or jogging up that hill by your house think of my sister in law and her challenging condition. And if you want to avoid her emergency condition you should stop exercising immediately!
PS – Krista, seriously, I hope you’re doing ok.