This entry originally appeared on my disability blog, I hate stairs.

I’m getting over an upper respitory infection. It was not the best timing, considering my meeting and future interview with Apple. I’ve had a rather hard time coughing up the secretions. Many of the parents who have commented on my previous posts will be familiar with this problem. Kids with SMA type 1 use several pieces of equipment, on a daily routine, to keep their lungs clear. I have type 2 and I’m usually pretty clear unless I get sick.

I’ve been sick for the past three days. My cough assist machine is at my apartment at MSU so it’s not helping me any since I’m in Jackson for the summer. So I had to adapt. I came up with my own, stunt-devil version of coughing. Odd, but it works.