I battling a sometimes daily battle 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.
That 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.
Last time we posted I made reference to pushing myself to an edge so that I could attend my grandson’s football game.
I am happy to say, I got through it. The heat and humidity pushed me to the very edge of nearly having to say enough is enough, but thanx to my middle grandson (who kept checking on me) and an extended break of sitting in the air conditioning of my car at halftime I did get through it.
My grandson’s team rocked their opponent and being just a freshman we had to wait until the last offensive drive of the game to see him play, but when he did get in he played well and even opened the way for the last touchdown of the game.
After a two plus hour drive home and dealing with a touch of insomnia I did finally get to sleep around three in the morning only to awaken at seven without the ability to go back to sleep. Needless to say I went through my Saturday in a dreary stupor like state – but I did get through it.
And guess what, I did it all over again on Tuesday when that same grandson played his first high school junior varsity game which I also made and yep it meant a two hour drive both ways.
And while everything seemed to be out of whack for several days (I was so tired out and the heat and humidity stayed at uncomfortable levels), I do have today as today is my first day of feeling like maybe my body and mind are back on track and working hard at getting into some sort of routine which for me is nearly a necessity to get anything done.
Overall, except for several brief moments, my sometimes obnoxious sidekick ‘Lenny’ did stay in check and for that I am grateful.
So I look forward to a weekend without much to worry about in regards to getting my COPD/Asthma kicked into gear, at least for the moment as we all know life can and seemingly will change in a heartbeat and with much notice.
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.
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