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.
Not a very happy camper today as SoB (Short of Breath) has returned to upset the routine of ‘Lenny’ (name for my COPD/Asthma) and I for one am not pleased at all.
On Monday I was given my first dose of ‘Xolair’, which seemed to be just fine. Have not seen any notice of the many side effects for which ‘Xolair’ states as possible.
On Tuesday the weather got very, very hot for this time of the year (up to the high 80’s) and maybe that was the trigger for my uncomfortable visit from SoB the past 48 hours or so.
On Wednesday due to my COPD/Asthma I was not given much choice but to turn on my air conditioning for I knew the problems ahead if I tried for a second day to let my home warm up like it did on Tuesday. Then the problems began as my a/c was not working properly and my home warmed up to 80 and that may have been the spot where my sidekick ‘Lenny’ found SoB settling in.
I found my breathing a real struggle while going from my vehicle to the building where I had a function to attend last night. By then I was becoming a very unhappy camper over this unannounced (like they ever announce ahead of time) visit from SoB and that of course most likely made things a bit worse.
Now today we have a repaired a/c and that finds the atmosphere at home to a be much more respectable living.
I do have a call in to my doctor as while I was able to get in 20 minutes on the exercise bike, walking from one end of the house to the other and back has me finding that SoB is still holding residency with my sidekick ‘Lenny’ and that is a visit I would like to find shortened as soon as possible. So until I can chat with my doctor and look into what is causing this uncomfortable visit from SoB I will wait and wonder if the causes are from some trigger I should have noticed, my going off ‘Symbicort’ (due to making a mess of my voice) or a possible reaction to whatever is in the mixture they call ‘Xolair’…….so I wait.
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 one most noticeable trigger that can cause you havoc with breathing? 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 wheezingaway.com.
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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