I made this as a visual reminder for myself as I get ready to head back to work after medical leave. This is most but not all of the meds I’ve been on since October. The neb vial bag is from < 1 week of my post hospital regimen. It has been hard to ask for leave and stay home and leave my team behind. What’s more hard are the people who mean well (and the rare nasty ones) but say oh cmon you weren’t that sick it’s just a cough or I came to work with pneumonia, do you really plan to take that much time off? The last 3 months have been miserable. Begging for prednisone when urgent care said but you’re not wheezy, not sleeping through the night, dismissed by EDs and so on. Thank you guys for giving me a safe place and the courage to make basic changes like how I talk to my doctors and even the courage to try new meds. Hopefully this picture will be a reminder to me of what I’ve overcome (asthma doesn’t own me) and a visual way to help people understand the burden of this disease. What does chronic asthma look like for you?