You are a part of my life day in and day out, so I say good morning to you – now let’s feed, nurture, care and keep in check you, my frustrating friend.
Yes I called my COPD friend, why not?
Remember the movie ‘Good Morning Vietnam’ starring Robin Williams, remember how he introduced his day with that loud, excited, happy to be with you greeting – there is a lesson there you know.
We are given by our God (higher power or whoever you refer it) the human opportunity of choice – so why not embrace our sometimes not so friendly sidekick COPD with a joyous, positive, caring greeting each and every day.
By choice we choose what our day ahead may hold.
By choice we choose how we treat this sidekick for which we have been given.
By choice many, maybe most of us gained this companion of COPD by the choices we have already made like smoking, working in chemical filled businesses or breathing in vapors/fumes from fryers and grills in food service – all choices we may have made that contributed to the attraction to us of our companion COPD.
Being negative or always wanting to fight the disease sometimes, most of the time will seemingly only lead to making the battle worse.
So today and tomorrow maybe we need to vow a relationship of care to our companion COPD – treat it like you would/should your wife/spouse/human companion.
I know I feel much better when I start my day by feeding, nurturing my COPD with a 15-minute massage of my lungs with my nebulizer program.
And most days I follow that up with at a 15-20 minute minimum trip around the streets in my mind on my stationary bike.
And if I don’t get lazy and skip either of those two morning gifts to my COPD, I do find my day moves along at a much better pace.
COPD is a companion we have in our life and can not avoid no matter how hard we try, so we may as well make the best of the relationship and nurture, care, feed and treat it just as we would any sibling, best friend or spouse – because as we know from personal human relationships, the better you treat them the better they go.
So how do you greet your companion we call COPD in the morning?
What do you do to treat your COPD with care?
As always we at wheezingaway.com and COPD Travels request that if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.
Always remember that without breathing a person is without life itself.
With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
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