Now that I have given my COPD/Asthma a name (‘Lenny’) maybe it will make sharing a bit easier in the writing – maybe.
‘Lenny’ did me good last weekend as I was able to spend a very solid 4-5 hours at my oldest grandson’s wrestling tournament, mingling with his other family among others and not seeming to have a problem at all that I could not handle. While it did get a bit warm in the building, I properly chose when the time was right to take a break and get some fresh air.
Of course it helps when my grandson does a great job of wrestling, finishing 3-0 on the day while getting in some much appreciated ‘Grandpa’ time.
Since that point, well outside of getting my time on the exercise bike and a few short walks – ‘Lenny’ has reminded me a few times that the SOB’s (short on breath) are still alive and willing to flare up just enough to make me check my frustration level for the day.
With the weather spurting along toward spring and near like summer it gets me all excited about taking more walks outside and getting ready for some yard and landscape work, well at least the little bit I will be able to extend myself.
What is nice is the opportunity to sit and relax with a good sized mug of tea on the back patio while enjoying the stars that stay visible through the growing number of city lights in our neck of town.
What is frustrating is wanting to be out enjoying the numerous building projects (a 64-unit apartment complex, 4-10 houses and a cul-da-sac) that are within a two block view of my backyard and realizing that the dust they are kicking up when the breeze is right will keep me watching from behind the protection of a sliding glass patio door.
One thing I do daily is to continue my reading and gathering COPD/Asthma information (at least 20 minutes a day) as I know that ‘Lenny’ still has a little bit of an upper hand on me at times, though some times when ‘Lenny’ throws a flare up my direction I know it is because I was not alert ready for the situation in which it happened – so I in my reading and gathering I am learning as well.
As always I will finish with a question and the question for this write is: “Do you spend time each day reading and gathering information for your defense of your own personal battle with your ‘Lenny’ (COPD/Asthma).
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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