Hi friends, Last night I didn't sleep. I had a violent asthma crisis, it lasted almost all night long. It began at 2:00 AM and lasted and 9:15 AM in the emergency service of the hospital. The radiograph shows a few emphysemas, nothing big and nothing fatal, and fortunately there seems to be no cancerous zone. I've been subject to asthma for a few years now, but I seldom have violent crisis (this one was the third of my life). But this crisis really frightened me. There were two specific moments where I felt I was close to respiratory distress. Not only I was frightened, but I also frightened my wife and daughter. My daughter (aged 10) cried all day long at school. I do not have the right to make them suffer that way. That's why I decided to stop smoking right now. Almost 24 hours have passed since my last cigarette, and I must say that my moral motivation is stronger than my smoking desire, at least for the moment. What bothers me most, apart from pain I inflicted to my family, is that I believe I won't be able, at least for a few months, to play bass live. I wish to be very careful with my health now, and carrying stuff, basses, amps, etc., may cause me asthma complications because of the weight, and breathlessness it may cause. Thus I have to modify my musical projects, and to centre my musical actions to studio ones. If any of you who experienced serious diseases, and more specifically asthma, could share their experience with me, speak how they conciliated disease and bass playing, I'd be grateful. I must say that tonight I have something like blues in my mind... Supposingly there'll be better days... Thanks to everyone.