Reflections--COPD Being willing to share with others the path I am traveling while battling ‘Lenny’ (name I have given my COPD/Asthma) is almost like therapy for me while also giving me the responsibility of taking my battle seriously.

With the help of social media I know I can also reach out to others who are also fighting similar battles and hopefully at time supply a little insight, little knowledge and maybe stir up some questions.

A few day ago I had my first follow up appointment with my cardiologist since my pacemaker was put in a week before Christmas.

My readings from my pacemaker showed it is working just fine and dandy while doing just what it is supposed to be doing in keeping my heart rate steady at between 70-80 beats per minute.

The history of high blood pressure seems almost lost in time now as I continue to have very decent blood pressure readings and x-rays taken made my cardiologist give me a happy smile.

Because of continued disruptions with my voice box when taking the inhaler ‘Symbicort’, my pulmonologist has told me to not use it at all for 1-2 weeks and see if my voice comes back more to normal, or in my case as normal as it can get.

And for the actual moments of today, well I am relaxing watching a little college basketball while waiting to attend the immersion baptism of two of my grandkids – all of which is set to distract me from dwelling on my appointment tomorrow to get my first ‘Xolair’ shot.

The distraction is necessary for me as yesterday in the mail I received a mailing going into detail some of the possible side effects from ‘Xolair’ and they left me a bit unsettled so today distractions are my norm.

Now to concentrate on a better diet as the past four days between appointments and a quick trip to my see my brother I know my eating routine has been walking off the path of a proper diet of health – so off to have a small salad and maybe a little vegetable soup.

And that my friends is where ‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma) and Me are at 4 today.

Most postings I try to finish with a question, today I ask this question – What is the easiest distraction for you that can knock you off your path of healthier habits and appetite? I am saying thanx for your willingness to respond to my question of the posting, responses which I hope you will post at the posting website of

NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer and more medical founded information.

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.

I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.

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