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.
- – This is a restart as I have spent a couple of weeks of dealing with some strong emotional lows and then bounce back with some days of just being incredible busy with family, friends and causes.
- – That darn jump starting of my medicare. Went to get new equipment for my c-pap machine and was told medicare will not cover any of it until I have a verified appointment with the doctor, so wait I do as doctors are not a place you can get in to see at the drop of a hat.
- – This idea of exercise being a plus for the lungs, well maybe as long it entails being on an exercise bike. When on the stationary bike I can get a solid 20-30 minutes before an oxygen break is indeed a need, but to walk more than 3-4 blocks well not without a lengthy stop for that previously mentioned oxygen break.
- – That darn weather as the older I get the more I seem to be more of a human barometer and trust me, when the weather is going to make a major change my body and lungs seem to know (wonder if that counts toward being a weather reporter?).
Again I do apologize for a lack of consistency in my postings the past several weeks, but as I stated it has been a period of some terrible strong lows followed by exhausting but exhilarating busyness.
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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