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.
- – Button 1 is my exercise routine, I am finding myself struggling more throughout a day if I do not take a trip on my stationary bike first thing in the morning. Taking that 20-30 ride seems to clear my mind and most importantly my lungs, at least on most mornings. Sure I have days that my thoughts say no, no, no but I’ve learned to fight through that because my relationship with my morning trips on my stationary bike is too valuable regarding the rest of my day.
- – Button 2 would be my initial travels with Medicare and my Plan F sidekick. Now that I have done that doctor visit thing it is coming together as I can now afford to schedule my next round of ‘Xolair’ shots and cleared the path to get refills on my c-pap equipment. Oh did I share that I scheduled my consultation to have my first and way overdue colonoscopy.
- – Button 3 is my new toy, a Canon SX520 camera, which will hopefully give me that nudge to get out more often by looking for photographic opportunities. Goal is to work it into my writing.
- – Button 4 will be my continued work at building a solid, informative and constructive relationship with my inner body sidekick ‘Lenny’. ‘Lenny’ and I have daily chats about what we can do better to avoid even those occasional hard, quick jabs from SoB (Short of Breath) that seem to mess up good days when it is most inconvenient. ‘Lenny’ will hopefully allow me to push him to the limits without failing in our relationship of hope.
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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