My plan to get in shape has been derailed by a resurgence of asthma. I usually just ignore symptoms, but after sweeping out my garage of debris after a recent flood I could not catch my breath. I assumed I would recuperate in a few days, but the wheezing has persisted. I finally saw the doctor today. According to the peak flow meter I have the lung capacity of a 75-year old, 5-foot tall man. Not good.