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.
So today I share where I am at and maybe how I may or may not be dealing with it.
The week has been good for the most part, just a couple of hiccup visits from SoB (Short of Breath) with each not lasting more than a couple of hours.
Exercise has been as steady as it has been in a long while as I have managed to get four ‘in the mind’ rides of 25-30 minutes each in this week – amazing thing is I can get that done on the stationary exercise bike but to walk more than four blocks gets me a knock on the lung doors from SoB.
Wednesday I managed to get in a 100 minute drive (each way) to see our oldest Grandson at a track meet, which gave me the luxury of some good walking time in short jaunts of a block here and there around the track and field facilities.
Thursday was the opportunity to stay local and catch another track meet where one of my step-granddaughters was a participant. Again it gave me a chance to push myself as there was some steady walking following her around her events.
So I get to today, Friday – and as one of my good friends always calls it, Happy Dance Day. This morning I stumbled around with some breakfast, then sat down to catch up on some news and what did I do – doze off for like two hours, guess my body was telling me something.
My weekend starts with a half day venture to see a step-daughter and grandson, always look forward to grandkid time.
So for today, ‘Lenny’ and I are happy to have had a basically good week with opportunities to have push my limit just enough to know when to stop and realizing how it does make you feel better physically and more importantly mentally.
With most of my postings this is where I finish with a question which I will continue to do most of the time, but towards the weekends I will pass as wheezingaway.com, the facebook page ‘COPD Travels’ and CrossDove Writer will be starting a weekly question/survey posting which will give readers a chance to answer and/or comment and then see on a follow-up posting the first of the week in which the answers to the question/survey will be discussed (never any names shared).
So watch for those postings coming later this evening.
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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