Changing things up here as in the title, it was ‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma) & Me 4 Today, and just saying it’s ‘Lenny’ & Me 4 Today because it is simpler, more accurate and saves on a couple of words – plus anyone that has actually been following my postings know by now that ‘Lenny’ is the name I have given my COPD/Asthma because my COPD/Asthma is like a constant companion who sometimes behaves and many times does not.
I know I have to stay serious about what’s ahead for me and that includes being more serious about my therapy and part of that therapy for me is to put into words how my battle may be going and then sharing it openly as part of what I call my responsibility.
That responsibility for my battle is to talk about my travels with ‘Lenny’ and share with others with the hope that maybe, just maybe, I will reach even one other person whom may read what I share and realize they are not alone.
Today I once again share where I am at and maybe how I may or may not be dealing with life and my own COPD/Asthma Travels.
YES – I HAVE COPD/ASTHMA and I am somewhere in late Stage III of my COPD, a progressive disease that has NO cure.
YES – I HAVE COPD/ASTHMA and a person/you can look at me and think/say/feel that I look just fine BUT I struggle pretty much every day, just to BREATHE.
YES – I CAN still get a lot done, on my GOOD DAYS, though most things will be done a bit slower paced than what you may be used to out of me.
YES – I STRUGGLE on those BAD DAYS when the simplest things may be a battle within itself.
YES – I may have my day turn from a wonderful, enjoyable day to a stressful, struggling day at the changing of a second or two of time.
YES – I am a FIGHTER & I am not ready to totally give up, even on those days my inner self may say ‘that’s it I am done with this battle’…….I will not let ‘Lenny’ rule my daily life.
I ASK BUT ONE THING – DO NOT GIVE UP ON ME.
I ASK BUT A SECOND THING – DO NOT FORGET ABOUT ME.
I ASK BUT A THIRD THING – BE PATIENT WITH ME.
I ASK BUT A FOURTH AND FINAL THING – SHARE SOMETHING IN SUPPORT OF COPD AWARENESS MONTH which what NOVEMBER IS!!
I SAY BUT ONE MORE THING – – THANX, THANX, THANX……
NOVEMBER is COPD AWARENESS MONTH – – do something, share with someone you know who has breathing problems (WE ALL KNOW SOMEONE), give support to COPD/Asthma programs and research and remember, you may never know what is truly going on within that other person so be kind, give them a hug and sincerely wish them the best.
And that my friends is where “‘Lenny’ & Me are 4 today”.
*** CONTINUE PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS FOR KAYCIE CHAPMAN ***
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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