Reflections--Progress--003  This social media stuff comes with a responsibility and that includes staying on top of what you may have said or promised within that social media.

So again today I have that chance to meet so many of those who battle COPD as I do and finding that even on my bad days I realize that the majority of the time, my current battle with COPD is still workable compared to many others and I give thanx for that.

But that same social media reminds me daily of what is yet to come and gives me the reminders of the things that I can and can’t do to keep that COPD battle on a level playing field.

As in previous postings I made a promise to share my story with the idea that others can feel and know they are not alone.

So today COPD and Me traveled the dips of what I call the COPD roller coaster.

The dip because I felt just plain tired out, exhausted and wanted nothing more than to take a very long late morning nap – for which I did with the hopes that it will not keep me awake later this evening.

That dip I am sure was caused by the fact that on Sunday I spent a chunk of my day following a grandson around at his first wrestling tournament and then shared in a small pizza party with him, his folks and two more grandkids.

That dip I am sure was caused by the fact that on Monday I felt so good that twice I got on the exercise bike for a minimum of 20 minutes, plus had a short walk with the wife, had a scheduled appointment about my upcoming Medicare transition and had another little pizza party with the better half of my life – my wife.

So should I have been surprised that today my system took a bit of a downturn, asking painfully for just a little more rest time – no.

So should I have been surprised that today my system brought on a few extra and earlier than normal S.O.B. (Short on Breath) episodes when I did try to talk a couple of walks today while wanting so bad to take advantage of the more pleasant weather – no.

Now I do understand that the life I have is just what it was today – a couple days of steps forward followed by at least one day of steps seemingly backward, it’s called my personal battle with COPD.

And that my friends is why I write, why I share – to let others know they are not alone and be willing to be open about my personal travel, my own COPD Travels.

Two questions and replies are always appreciated (it is how we learn and grow):

Do you also have those good quality days followed by those ‘oh I feel miserable’ day(s)?

How was your day yesterday, today and hopes for tomorrow?

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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