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.
As I continued to celebrate making it through a full day meeting one weekend, followed up the next weekend with a long 2-day trip to take my oldest Grandson to a football camp, I knew that eventually it might catch up with me and yep it did.
Not sure which is worse when it slaps you upside the body, the physical dip or the emotional dip – but when they both take a solid swing at you then look out.
The emotional dip hit first as I came to the realization that taking my grandson to a dream-come-true division I football camp did not seem to sit well with my already seemingly rocky relationship with my son.
Guess I was expecting too much to get a thank you from him for getting his oldest son to round one of his football dream.
Guess I was expecting too much to think my son would be interested in chatting with me and getting my perspective on how the trip went, nope instead he takes my grandson to his other family where they seem to act as if my grandson is over reaching himself (which at this point he is not) – forgetting that my son at the same age was playing on an all-star baseball team that reached the state finals while following his dream.
My emotional dip gave me a reminder that at times I am like a hermit within plain sight for the amount of time I spend with just me and not getting out more to mingle with others. Can I change that, only time and me can tell.
That physical dip hit hard this morning as I awoke with heaviness in my lungs and caught myself taking very shallow breaths.
While I can say some of it may have come from some long days riding those emotional highs this week which always ends in a thud of some sort, I do believe more of the perking up of SoB (Short of Breath) by ‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma) this morning may have come from the continued line of rainy weather we have been having in which we wake up in the mornings with consistent 90-95% humidity – which for me is never a good sign.
But the bright light of the day is I am feeling better this evening having worked on my new venture of photography, relaxing with a good movie, drinking lots of water and just taking time every hour to concentrate for a few moments on just me and ‘Lenny’.
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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