Most know by now that I am battling daily with my sidekick ‘Lenny’ (the name I have given my COPD/Asthma) and part of my therapy is to put into words how my week or day is going and then sharing it openly as part of what I call my responsibility.
Responsibility for me is to share my travels with others with the hopes that maybe, just maybe I will reach even one person who could read what I write and realize they are not alone.
While my buddy ‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma) may not be anywhere near as severe as many, it is bad enough that even though I am not on oxygen 24/7 yet I do find it very, very difficult to work or do anything much physical for more than about 15 minutes without having to stop and let my lungs catch up.
Today I once again share where I am at and maybe how I may or may not be dealing with it.
Many times here I have talked about the weather and the past several days the weather has not been to kind to me for getting out and about with it being windy and hot. But today I have to get out and know I will have to just fight through it.
I have to get out because I made a promise to my oldest grandson to be at his first high school varsity football game and that is tonight.
I made that promise not necessarily thinking it would be in the mid-90’s and windy on the first Friday of September, but then again I do live in Kansas where the wind always seems to want to blow my patio furniture around (of course I have rather cheap plastic stuff).
I plan to keep my promise while also getting some long overdue time with my son and more bonding time with my middle grandson, combining that with my promise to Keller – well let’s just say it will get done.
So I am off to grab a quick run on my nebulizer, check on the depth of my rescue inhaler and ask for a little appreciation from the good Lord.
How I will come out of this on the other end, well ask me around midnight or so when I finally get back in town, get the car empty of grandsons and son, and walking through my front door for hopefully a good night’s sleep barring any josting I may get from ‘Lenny’ (name I gave my COPD/Asthma).
I must listen to what I preach and that would be to plan ahead, prepare ahead and dig deep inside and work through it when it’s worth it – and my grandson is more than worth it.
Trust me, I will share again in the weekend and let folks know I how did or didn’t do.
And that my friends is where ‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma) and me are at 4 today.
*** I continue a request for all to hold Kaycie Chapman (from down New Zealand way) in your thoughts, prayers and blessings as she continues her courageous Facebook sharing of her continuing battle with late stages of 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.
(Copyright@2015, CrossDove Writer through wheezingaway.com)
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