The NOTs of COPD, part 3 of 3

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Reflections--Acceptance--002  As one with COPD, I have accepted it as my life’s long-term not so co-operative friend.

As with many who have COPD one of our biggest challenges is understanding, remembering and sharing what COPD is and what it is not.

This is the final installment of a quick three part series where Wheezingaway.com and CrossDove Writer has tackled some of the major ‘COPD is Not’ features of this disease.

  • *** COPD will NOT be the style of lung damage that you may sustain when you are injured from an automobile accident or athletic event. Instead COPD is simply a progressive deterioration of your lungs over a period of time. This is the main reason it becomes a difficult disease to which we can adjust to – for it seems as soon as we adjust to many current abilities (or lack of ability), those same abilities change and we become less able to adjust. This is why the progression of the disease we call COPD is so important to understand, because by understanding it we will help prepare ourselves and those around us for the future and all the obstacles which we will eventually face.
  • *** COPD at this point of time is NOT reversible. While there is much research (though not near enough) going on, at this point we can only act as caretakers of our COPD with hopes of prolonging the time frame for which its progression will eventually happen. But someday, somewhere, someone will research enough to develop that which will hopefully turn the tide on the inevitable – until then we always have hope and faith that such a research game-breaker will happen.

As in the first two parts of our short series – many of the ‘COPD Nots’ we covered are just reminders to most of us, but they are important reminders to keep for those days when the unfriendly side of COPD may be wearing your day down.

The two most important pieces of information to take from this three part series would be the hope and faith that someday, somewhere, someone doing research will find what is needed to at the minimum start the reversing of our breathing disease as well as gain as much knowledge you can about COPD, your personal path and what’s available to prolong life as much as possible.

If you missed parts one and two, just check them out at wheezingaway.com.

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.

(Copyright@2015, CrossDove Writer)

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