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.
Frustrated Gratitude is the best way to describe my travels most recently as the constant rain has made for very humid mornings and humidity does not do well for ‘Lenny’ and I.
Frustrated for how quickly I can get a touch of SoB (Short of Breath) when just walking around the backyard checking on things or trying to even pick up patio chairs that blew over again from another heavy storm that came through, it’s just plain frustrating.
As frustrated as I may be I also take time to stop and reflect, reflect on the fact that while it is a pain battling SoB whenever I try and do something I am grateful that I am not worse off – at least not yet.
Grateful that I am not on oxygen 24/7 or even at all – at this point at least.
Grateful that I can still get around most days and almost appear to be having a normal day as a normal healthy person.
Grateful that I have a supportive group around me with my wife, kids and grandkids as well as a physician who is always at the ready if I have any questions, concerns or worries.
Grateful that I am strong enough to be willing to share my travels with COPD/Asthma with the hopes that I can touch even one person a day.
Grateful that I can keep touch with the many others who are much more worse off than I am and be supportive of them while knowing the personal stories they are telling are really mirrors of what my own road may be one day.
And with that I realize my gratefulness far outweigh my frustration if I remember to take a moment and reflect.
And with that I again tender to all to hold Kaycie Chapman down in New Zealand in your thoughts, prayers and blessings as she courageously shares who extreme struggles, faith and hope with us all on her personal facebook page as well as her facebook page – kaycies journey with emphysema/asthma.
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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