Reflections--COPD 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.

Has anyone out there taken the meds ‘Spironolactone’?

My physician has put me on this while taking me off ‘Lisinopril’ because I seemed to be retaining fluids despite being on ‘Furosemide’.  Was told that the ‘Spironolactone’ helped with fluids while also working to relieve high blood pressure though not to the degree that my ‘Lisinopril’ did.

Seems okay except that when checking my own blood pressure (I try to do this at least 3 times a week) I have found my blood pressure is back up to where my blood pressure checking gadget lights up because my blood pressure is back up to the low high range.

So if anyone else has been on ‘Spironolactone’ I would appreciate a voice back about whether it did or didn’t help you.

Now I am sure most that are in a battle with COPD/Asthma struggle with hot, humid weather and I am no different.  Early hot weather plus the addition of rather gusty winds has kept me nearly home bound for the past several days and I do not like it – but it is what has to been done because if I try to pound the pavement too much on these windy days I will almost always bring on a visit from ‘Lenny’ and his trusty SoB (Short on Breath).

With the beginning of wheat harvest everywhere around my world and playground it makes it even more difficult as the dust from the harvest seems to blow on forever and like a bumble bee on a fresh new rose, seems to love my sinuses and lungs as a place to play.

But I do have things to do, errands to run and some photography time to take so somehow, some way I will find a way and get through it.

With the temps already hitting the century mark I just can’t wait for what it will be doing in late July and August – NOT…….

And that my friends is where ‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma) and me are at 4 today.

Again I request 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.

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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