I have asthma and have for many years. Been treating it for the last year. This past week we have been having our kitchen remodeled plus I was scrolling some soft maple (of course without a mask). One or both of these sent me into a severe asthma attack that put me in ICU and an over night stay in the hospital. I was released the next day and currently on steroids for five days and a Doctor follow up first of this week.
The purpose of starting this bold is to share information and to seek any assistance available. I have been told to watch for any possible “triggers” in the air you breath. The problem is, what are they, what to watch for, what is good and bad. I know, I know, I know scroll saw dust is bad. OK I got that down. I have masks available, I have two dust control systems, I have two vacuums available. Like a friend of mine said, “yes but even I don’t always use them”. YES and me too.
Now my hard lesson has been learned. The doctor has ordered me out of the shop for two weeks. There is lots of information all over the internet about asthma. It is something that you control and cure, if any, is a long way off.
So this is my dumb story. I will continue posting. Hope I have helped you and if you can help me.
-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.