Reflections--COPD When I made the commitment to myself to be willing to share with others the path I am traveling while battling COPD and Asthma I quickly realized that this social media stuff comes with a responsibility which means staying on top of what you may have said or promised within that social media.

It’s a responsibility I want to take seriously because I understand the importance of making even just one person feel better or more knowledgeable about their own battle with COPD, Asthma or any life threatening disease.

Some of what I call our ‘To Do Observations’:

  • * * I am needing to do a better job of following several of the COPD/Asthma related facebook groups – by following I mean not only reading more posts but also acknowledging my interest in the post and taking a moment to leave a comment or observation either on the post itself or on the blog it came from, or doing both.
  • * * Acknowledging the enormous affect that a fellow COPDer like Kaycie Chapman has had not only on myself but countless others for her sharing on facebook her positive, uplifting attitude and smile in the face of major adversity. If you are not familiar with her name then I recommend you check it out.
  • * * Appreciations for facebook pages like ‘COPD Let’s Talk’ administered by Chipper Treichel Zehnder as it does its very best at dropping a little humor and light hearted tidbits into the COPD world that gets way to serious for a reason – but we always need to remember that “laughter is like music for the soul”.
  • * * Continue to keep plugging away with my blog ( ) and my own facebook group page (COPD Travels at, learning how to get more active members on the facebook page and more followers plus comments/feedback on the blog – because I want to share with others and listen to others about this battle with COPD and/or Asthma.
  • * * Continue to take that ‘symbicort@’ that my new pulmonologist wants me to take for a full month, despite how it seems to be affecting my vocal chords and talking as well as my sinuses.

There you have it, my personal inventory today of a few items for which I have observed as something I need to do a better job at staying on top of.

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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