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.

Today I once again share where I am at and maybe how I may or may not be dealing with it.

The good news is that most of the area harvesting is done so now maybe the dust will settle down.  Unfortunately the past couple of days have seen a haze to our sunny days and according to a couple of weather sources it may be caused by forest and grass fires in western Canada as they have produced so much smoke that it has lingered along the flow of things to actually cause some of the haze to our sunny days.

Now these same weather folks say it isn’t enough to bother people’s sinuses and/or breathing, but I figure they weren’t talking about those of us with lung and breathing issues already as I am convinced much of my bouts with ‘Lenny’ and his delivering extended periods of SoB (Short of Breath) have been by invitation of the smoke in the haze for which most folks do not even notice.

Oh, did I mention it is also getting hot again with more expected as the trusty thermometer is expected to crack the 100 mark each of the next few days, and that my friend is never good news for me.

So yesterday I got up, got some time running the roads in my mind on my stationary bike, grabbed a quick shower and got to church without any problem.  But after church the heat was upping it’s mark, the haze was settling in and by the time I got from church to the store and part way through the aisles I was huffing like I had just run a half marathon – that made me an unhappy camper which in turn probably didn’t help.

So yesterday I spent a good chunk of my day fighting ‘Lenny’ and his pal SoB while hoping for better things today.

Today was fine and I honestly thought the haze had traveled on, but when going to a grandkids softball game this evening I discovered my hopes were wrong and after just 2 innings a playing ball this grandpa headed for home to salvage the remainder of his evening.

With the thermometer planning to run some distance the next two days in the three-digit mode I figure that except for a trip to get my next ‘Xolair’ shot that my next 48 hours may be like being in short term lock up – guess I can catch up on some writing.

Last week I asked about the medicine ‘Spironolactone’ and only found a couple of responses – so this time around I will ask again “has anyone been put on Spironolactone’ and if so what were your results?”  Thanx and look forward to hearing how others have fared on this medicine.

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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