The Answers Were – The Question of Fear and ‘SoB’ (Short of Breath)


Health--Humor--LifeBreathsTakenBreathsTakenAway We continue trying something new by posting a Friday question/survey (with no tie to any blog or facebook page) with idea of following-up a few days later with a sharing of the responses.  These questions will all revolve around having COPD, Asthma and/or any type of lung disease/illness with the hopes that we can understand many of us have our own battles and that many will be similar or even the same as the individual battles we each face everyday.

So here it is a few days later and I am here to share those responses.

The question proposed during this weekend was – “What event do you fear most of attending and having a bout of SoB (Short of Breath)?”  The following notes are what came of the posting and maybe you can relate to many or at least some of them.

  • > > 16 facebook pages showed that someone had at least seen and/or liked the question posted.
  • > > 12 of those facebook pages had folks leave a total of 68 responses, most with actual remarks about what exercises work for them while others were simply responses to other responses and/or questions on another response which means we did get some good dialogue among fellow sufferers of lung issues.
  • > > The 5 most mentioned answers were fears of having a bout SoB (Short of Breath) while being out alone, climbing stairs, shopping, walking and during times of high heat and humidity.
  • > > Other events mentioned included fishing, sporting events, entertainment events, a family get together, being at a barbershop or hair salon, taking care of grandkids and being in church.
  • > > Surprisingly only one person seemed to mention driving a vehicle.
  • > > We did have a few responses that stated ‘no longer in fear of ‘SoB’ as it is what it is.

As for myself, I do at times though not as much as I used to – have a fear of having a bout of ‘SoB’ (Short of Breath) when I am at church (normally affected by folks with strong perfume/cologne), shopping (just doing too much) and being with the grandkids (though several of them know exactly what to do).  When and if I need to drive somewhere I nearly never go further than a 90-minute drive without someone going with me and of course always, always have my cell phone with me.

There you have the responses of the weekly question/survey for all to share with, as sharing is how we all really grow in our walk/battle with our own lung/breathing issues.

Until we share ‘Your Answer Was’ next Tuesday, thanx.

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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