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Davi Barker, Michael W. Dean and MK Lords have the most brutal talk radio episode ever. They explain how Michael’s illness now has a solid diagnosis: Status Asthmaticus. It is often fatal and it is the most severe type of asthma. And it sounds like the name of a black metal band. On top of that Michael has 30% permanent lung damage. Nothing we can do about that, but the Status Asthmaticus can be managed with a lot of work and constant vigilance for life.
We also hear a recording of the family of zombie demons that seem to be living in Michael’s lungs.
Then we hear a good explanation of how Chris Cantwell breaks contracts, Florida’s Free Phlegm Project, and a review of the Hubert Selby Jr novel Waiting Period.
Below is a picture of a lung butter plug. These are what is blocking Michael from breathing. These (this size and smaller) come up about 40 times a day from deep within Michael’s lungs:
The “we” in the episode title is me and Cantwell. He and I’ve had pretty similar health histories: hard drug addiction, chain smoking, lots of random unprotected sex, junk food, sedentary lifestyle, vaping, insomnia, etc. When he turns 50 in a couple decades, I’ll see how he’s doing.
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