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.
I think that ‘changes’ can be a struggle for me to deal with at times and this week I seem to have just enough changes and possible changes to slightly upset my flow if I allow them too.
First the change from summer to fall starts with school restarting as it changes big time the schedule my wife follows and that schedule now will leave us with much less time together during that Monday-Friday time. What it does mean is that we will have to make quality use of the time we do have.
Second is the neighborhood as the two empty lots on either side of our humble domain have been purchased and have already begun the work to build duplexes in both. The person who purchased the lots and is developing them has a reputation which does not help keeping that feeling of ‘apprehension’ at bay, but I am working hard at keeping on best of terms with the person and situation has I have no control over it, especially since I found my lot lines at not exactly where I was told they were and we now only have about four feet off either end of our humble home – but they are required to be at least ten feet away so that will help, at least we have hope it will. And thankfully the weather is just right that there is not a lot of dust and stuff flying around to give ‘Lenny’ a chance to throw a tantrum of any sort.
Third is my working with this weekly newspaper which is pushing me to get more writing done and while I am enjoying the opportunity beyond words, I still need to work more diligently at keeping on a schedule and being more organized – both of which I have been known for lacking much control of.
Fourth would be my attempt at learning Tai Chi. After failing miserably with losing weight by going crazy on the stationary bike and attempts to push ‘Lenny’ with some extended walking I have chosen Tai Chi as something new to work at re-sculpturing my body shape and weight. Surprisingly I have found it takes little Tai Chi to make my body ask me ‘what the heck am I doing’ – but I know it is a good stiffness and by being more diligent on my eating moderately, my weight is dripping down and my breathing is actually saying this might just work.
So today changes is what I am working on and as I diligently work on my routine I also know to keep close tabs on the mood and attitude of ‘Lenny’ (my COPD/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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