‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma) & Me 4 Today – – I Is Back!!


Been a long while and I am fully aware of that so the first thing I will do is apologize.  Can’t blame the extended break from both my blog wheezingaway.com and my postings like ‘Lenny & Me 4 Today’.  I know that these extended breaks of late should not have happened, but they have and all I can do is get back behind the keyboard and crank it back up.

I know that I need once again to get more serious about what’s ahead for me and yes that includes being more serious about any therapy I my need to cope with having COPD.

Part of therapy for me is to put into words how my battle may be going at that moment in time that I get behind the keyboard and layout what may be going on with the hopes that maybe what is going on with me will hit a chord with someone else.

That responsibility for my battle is to talk about my travels with ‘Lenny’ (the name I have given my COPD/Asthma) and by sharing with others maybe I will reach even one or two folks who may read what I share and realize they are not alone.

So 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.

It’s pretty easy to say that I have not been where I should be with this part of my own inner therapy while coping with my continued frustrations I have while getting so short of breath when trying to do much of anything in the yard.

So just what has been up the last few months that I seemingly took a break or hiatus from wheezingaway.com – just trying to live life and keep my mental and physical well-being a few notches above survival.

A few things that have happened while I was out of the Wheezing Away office include a continued roller coaster ride with a drug induced adult child, teaming up with other grandparents to take on the raising of a 10-year old grandson with autistic and social disabilities, began participation in a weight control study program, had a growth on my vocal chords removed and a spot on my right lung double checked.  While those are some okay reasons for excusing my lack of writing, none of them have been the main reason.

The main reason for my absence has been my attitude – lots of fighting that dreaded ‘COPD Blues’ or at least that is what I call it.

Kind of like being depressed but more like just getting that ‘don’t care’ attitude.  And I had it bad without the ability to seemingly dig my way out of the hole until just the past few days, and the hole seemed plenty deep and dark at times.

But the big point of this post is that I am back and ready to get back in stride with writings of information, sharing and hopefully some blessings along the way.

So with high hopes I will move forward with my postings like ‘Lenny & Me 4 Today’, ‘Reflections of COPD/Asthma’ and ‘Today’s Thought, Word and Hope’ plus some informational sharings and some new items I have in the works.

And that my friends says 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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2 thoughts on “‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma) & Me 4 Today – – I Is Back!!

  1. So glad you’re back, and no need to apologize. We all need different things at different times in this battle, and I’m happy to be part of your cheering squad when you feel up to sharing your story and its latest chapter.

    Some things to consider in your battle – google Dan Rather’s interview with Willie Nelson, as he discusses his stem cell treatment 6 months after it was done, and reports that he feels better.

    Also check out the clinical trials.gov web page for stem cell treatments – they’ve got one going on thru 2017 for COPD that may be of interest to you.

    One more – check out the website: myCOPDteam.com as it’s like facebook for folks with COPD, and you’ll never know if interacting on that page may help to lift your spirits.

    Finally, I told you about the myCOPDteam site because they have participants from all over the world on that site, and someone there mentioned “halo therapy” or “salt cave” spa therapy which is big as an althernative health treatment in the UK / Europe. Long story short, it’s supposed to reduce inflammation.

    I found a local spa offering it ($35 for 45 minutes in a group setting) and it worked wonders. Felt great / like king of the world for 2-3 days after the treatment, and it may be worth trying to see if it helps you feel better.

    Butting out again, and I’m glad you were able to help your grandson, too.

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