Reflections--Apprehension While having to battle life threatening diseases like COPD and Asthma we always need to be prepared and that preparation includes many, many items of information to help our battles be successful.

Those of us with, COPD Travels and CrossDove Writer continually and dutifully work toward helping raise awareness among others about these two diseases of COPD and Asthma because “without breath we are without life itself”.

Those with COPD and/or Asthma have the duty to learn and know the language of these dreadful lung diseases.

With that idea we discuss some of what we call ‘must know words’ of life with COPD/Asthma – and today we discuss ‘Apprehension ’.

‘Apprehension’ is the defined as ‘an awareness or understanding of something that may happen’ or ‘as anxiety or fear that something bad or possible unpleasant will happen’.

Recently I posted a writing on dealing with some of my own apprehensions ( as they seemed so real they could have made a difference on my travels with COPD/Asthma at that time.

If I go by the writings I see throughout the internet I get the sense that apprehension is something which many deal with on a regular basis.

Apprehension can be almost crippling to someone who may already be in a weakened state of thought about their future – especially for those who really struggle with getting things done, going places and doing the things they used to do.

But just like many other aspects of living with a daily battle of COPD/Asthma, it will be only what we as individuals fighting those daily fights are up to mentally, physically and spiritually.  The weaker we may be on any of those three aspects the better the possibility that apprehension can creep in and really mess with our outlook for the hour, day, week, month or even year.

We all should have that spouse, friend, mentor, family member, pastor or counselor that we can count on to share with when things are both wonderfully delightful as well as be the rock or shoulder to lean on when we struggle in our darkest days of possible despair.  I mention these people because the moment you feel that touch of apprehension entering your thought process and attitude about something, anything – these are the people you should probably touch base with and help keep those fears or anxiousness from messing with your situation.

Apprehension can rattle everything in a person’s moment when it grabs hold and those of us who already battle the frustrations of COPD/Asthma anxiety or fear are most likely already blended in with the daily battles we have so putting those on supercharge with apprehension is never a welcomed feeling.

The  ‘the word to know’ for today’s battle with COPD/Asthma is ‘Apprehension’ and all the fears and anxiety that may go with it – know it, feel it and fix it – we already have enough fears and anxiousness in our daily battles.

NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give 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 ALWAYS that without breathing a person is without life itself.

Now I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.

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(Information gathered from various books and internet sources discussing COPD, Asthma and other lung diseases)