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.
I have made a decision to test some new ground while possible testing my limits of stamina.
This is being done by a new road I have decided to travel and that is to take up photographer and my first week has been fun while just trying to learn the basics of my new digital camera.
Testing new ground comes from pushing myself with more time out and about with time in the park getting pics of nature and the animals that go with it while also testing some shots of buildings and people.
So far if I pace myself and don’t walk too fast and remember to avoid those items that may upset ‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma) such as people with strong perfumes/colognes, smokers, high humidity and stinky spots – then I have been just fine.
On Saturday I will pushing my day stamina by driving an hour going and coming from a ‘digital photography’ seminar being presented by an area photographer who travels the world.
We will see how I do and how I feel by the time I get back in town, hopefully good since it will be a strong test for me leading into my 3-day trek the following week with my oldest grandson.
Of course I will be sure and spend a little extra time on my nebulizer machine in the morning and have an extra bottle of water plus my emergency inhaler – I have confidence that all will go well, and trust me you all will know by Monday evening.
With that I once again tender to all to hold Kaycie Chapman down in New Zealand in your thoughts, prayers and blessings as she continues her courageous sharing of her battle with emphysema/asthma/COPD – and she continues to do it with the level of faith and hope for which we all should hope we will have when our battle and travels become much, much worse. Prayers and Blessings Kaycie.
And that my friends is where ‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma) and me are at 4 today.
NOTE TO REMEMBER: Sometimes we share what may seem like medical information, but we are only giving 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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