Once again my journey with COPD/Asthma takes a couple of new bounces, something for which I am getting used to though one bounce is temporary and the other bounce will be more permanent.
First item to share is that winter is maybe migrating away and a touch of spring may just be upon us, which means warmer temperatures and little breezes whipping along new adventures for those of us with breathing issues.
After several good days, I did start my day with a rather solid 25+ minutes on the ol’ exercise bike while watching ‘Mike & Mike’s’ 15th Anniversary Show on ESPN.
Feeling good I set about my day which included a couple of adventures out to get some errands run and an opportunity for a nice lunch with my better wife, all had me feeling pretty good – or so I thought.
By early evening I noticed a change in my breathing, the little touch of tightness was back which in turn brought me a few more little coughing jabs more than usual. This bums me out because tomorrow I am supposed to make my first travel (of about 1 ½ hours) to watch my oldest grandson wrestle and if I feel in the morning like I do this evening I for sure must consider not going since I would be going alone and I sure do not want to be on the road if my breathing were to get worse. So this will be a wait and see, just another of those ‘reality of the disease’ episodes.
My change of pace comes from as stated at the beginning of today’s posting when I mention ‘it now has a name’ and that is true.
Taking from an idea that others have used (and possible many of you) I decided to give my fighting companion of COPD/Asthma a name – give it like a human element for when I talk and deal with it.
So starting today any reference to my COPD, Asthma or lungs in general will be made with the name of ‘Lenny’!!
Why ‘Lenny’, because it starts with the letter ‘L’ like my lungs do and because my late mother-in-law’s nickname was ‘Lennie’ (short for Leonora) and we lost her several years back from among other things ‘emphysema’.
By giving my lungs and COPD/Asthma a name of reference, I can give my breathing issues a more personal feel which in turn will make it easier to argue with when needed (and this evening is one of those times).
So while I get set to have a little chat with ‘Lenny’ I will ask toss out my question of the posting – “have you given your disease a more personal/human name as a way to argue/fight with it in a more human kind of way?”
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 – a person without breathing is a person without life itself.
As always I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
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