Well, my son has been begging me to take him skiing for 2 years. I finally relented. I lost 20 pounds since last year and feel less likely to break any bones this year. I was an average skier and feel comfortable with my skill to help him go down the easy runs, though I haven’t skied in 17 years, dumb maybe? But, now I have this new asthma problem. My new asthma doc says he would classify my asthma as severe persistent since I still have symptoms despite lots of treatment, I have some year round allergies (new to me) and I’ve had 6 courses of prednisone in the last 6 months. Last week I was having trouble with cold air and exercise. Also, altitude has bothered me before.
I will take my inhaler, for sure. Use it before I start and keep it with me. Also, we’ll be skiing pretty close to the lodge. Is there any advice out there? I am new to asthma (adult onset, diagnosis just 5 months ago) and feel like things come up that I don’t even know about. If anyone knows of any other things I should do to prepare or take with me or med I should ask for- please let me know. I go on Saturday- we live near the mountain so it’s a day trip and the elevation is 5,000-7,000 feet. Help and thanks!