Holidays--MerryChristmas--001  Yes it is a very Merry COPD Christmas at our house for several reasons.

First and foremost – MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND WISHES FOR A VERY BLESSED NEW YEAR to all from Mr. William, COPD Travels and CrossDove Writer!!  We feel blessed to have the opportunity to come in front of you and share not only our travels with our COPD battle, but to also share ideas, information, encouragement and blessings.

Secondly, my health at this point of time is hanging more on the positive side than the negative side.  With my new pacemaker now holding watch over my ticker for a little over a week now I am enjoying a very regular heart rate for the first time in several years.  My blood pressure is getting back down to a more livable level and the bottom of my feet are getting rid of their blue tint finally.

Thirdly I seem to have a little more energy now, and when I do hit a spot where the COPD puts my breathing into a little tizzy the more normal heart rate is helping my recuperating time shorter than the more recent past.

Fourth, despite a few setbacks in health at times my wife and I have had a good year.  Our plusses have been many like a new single-level home, new appliances and a new outlook for a positive life ahead.

The longer I have my COPD, the more I look to stay informed, get informed and pass on what I have been informed.

One aspect my pacemaker does present to me is that with a regular heart rate I can see my prognoses for a longer term of steady care with the COPD has been brightened.

Okay I am done chatting for today – but I am hoping that all you, that are like me and have COPD, will have a most memorable Christmas season.

As always – 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.

Remember always 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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