Again I cherish the opportunity through social media and Wheezingaway.com, Facebook’s COPD Travels and with the help of CrossDove Writers to share some of my travels of life while battling COPD and other health issues.
Sharing is important to me because it is how we learn from others and let others know that they are not alone with their own battles with illnesses and diseases like COPD.
And this will be quick as I listen to Grammy Award winner John Legend sing ‘America the Beautiful’ during the Super Bowl pre-game – a song that always gives me those country proud goosebumps.
While family up Chicago way and on East are battling snow blizzard conditions, here in the heart of America in the heart of Kansas we simple had that biting cold that comes from gusty winds of 45-50 in temperature of 25* and it was cold, cold, cold.
But I survived despite having to fight frozen car doors on two cars before church, the biting cold wind running errands after church and then fighting a frozen door handle on a screen door when getting home from being out and about.
I survived because I did it with my COPD on my mind – which means I covered my face, walked quickly outside and slow but calmly when getting indoors.
I say it that way because many times when I am out in the biting cold it is not as much the cold that gets me as the does the change in air temperature from going from cold to hot to cold and back to hot again while going outside, inside, outside and back inside.
Those changes when I am attune to them and prepare for them can be handled and by handling those temperature changes I can keep my COPD and SOB (short of breath) responses in check as best as possible.
Then coming home, what better way to spend a biting cold day than to make a batch of tasty, kick in the swallow chili to warm up the booty, feet, hands and brain for the rest of the day.
And then the anxious arrival of the Super Bowl, which for football fans is the pinnacle of the season. Should I let in on whom I pick to win – well as much as I like the Seahawks, it’s real hard to bet against Bellichek, Brady and the Patriots.
I would be happy with either team winning in all honesty and the only thing I want from the game is for it to be a good, solid, healthy, close game with a win in the last few moments of the game.
So with that I say, so long – farewell – aloha for now.
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.
As always I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
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