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.

Last I posted I was having an unhappy camper type of day with a visit from SoB (Short of Breath) and was not making things easy for my constant companion ‘Lenny’ (name for my COPD/Asthma).

I had just recently received my first shot of ‘Xolair’ and had just started my second week off of ‘Symbicort’ (because it messed with my voice) and I was very frustrated and concerned enough I called my physician.

My blood pressure and oxygen levels were all okay, but yes I was really struggling with breathing.

Now my physician calls my pulmonologist and between them put me on another inhaler type of medicine, this time its ‘Qvar’, one puff twice a day.  So that is where we are at puffing off my ‘Qvar’ morning and night, getting 15 minutes each morning on my nebulizer and right now at least 1-2 puffs of my ‘Xopenex’ added for a daily routine of breathing treatments.

Me, I still think it has a lot to do with the weather as it gets into the high 80’s a couple of times a week and a couple of others it barely makes it over 55.

Today the humidity is sitting at around 75% and I guarantee that has something to do with my challenges of chasing off that nasty visitor SoB (Short of Breath) and trying to keep my constant companion ‘Lenny’ (my name for my COPD/Asthma).

Hoping all had a great Easter weekend with quality, memorable family moments and a celebration of appreciation for the grace, hope, love and serenity which the true Easter celebration is all about – our friend Jesus Christ.

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 are the inhalers which you take to help keep your COPD and/or Asthma from destroying a day? 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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