Age at interview: 72
John: John, aged 72, was diagnosed with severe asthma some 10 years ago. He is married with four adult children and lives with his wife. He works full time as a farmer. He always saw himself as very fit, so when the breathlessness started it was a shock, and he really thought it would go away. He wonders if the farm work caused the lung problems, but still works on the farm from his air-conditioned tractor. He believes a management plan is critical.