So now that I am back I figure I need to sit down and give some thoughts at just where Lenny (the name I have given my COPD/Asthma) and I may be for today.
I write these as part of my therapy for dealing with my own battle with COPD and Asthma, the lung diseases that have put me into the category of being disabled and unable to hold most jobs because of my inability to do anything real physical for more than maybe 10 minutes before having to stop and rest because of breathing difficulties and/or a major drop in oxygen levels.
I write because maybe, just maybe whatever I bang out of the keyboard will hopefully hit a chord with someone, somewhere – that is my responsibility, to talk about and share my travels with COPD/Asthma so that even one or two others 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.
A very common problem among anyone who has problems with breathing and their lungs is ‘humidity’.
Even as a little kid I remember struggling on those hot, humid days in the Midwest of Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota or Iowa. So since my early days I have fought the frustrations of the weather having something to say about my day and how it may be.
As I got older I went a long stretch where I didn’t seem to be bothered by the humidity, or at least I acted as if it didn’t bother me by either taking more meds than I should have or maybe even having a few extra drinks or two at the end of the day to relax me and my lungs.
But as I look back, many times there were days in which I just fought through it – pushed myself when my breathing or, as I know now, my oxygen levels were not doing well – to the point that I would feel exhausted, drained, nothing left for the day. Those days, long term, were most likely not very good for myself and my health long term.
Those days I would push myself even when my breathing took every effort I had most likely had something to do with some of the failures of my heart three plus years ago, as the ol’ ticker had to be working extra hard without the oxygen it needy itself to operate properly.
As for today I have learned that when the humidity is above 80%, it is best that I plan out a day of staying in spots where the air conditioning is running and my trips outside may not be for very long as that is what seems to work best for me.
So as we move on down the trails of life while dealing with our own battles with COPD/Asthma, we all must learn our limits, learn what we can and can’t do with the day’s weather, learn how to think of ourselves sometimes ahead of others for the ability to live a through the day without suffering the consequences of battling a spell of SoB (Short of Breath).
With that I will continue to move forward with more regular postings like ‘Lenny & Me 4 Today’, ‘Reflections of COPD/Asthma’ and ‘Today’s Thought, Word and Hope’ – because I can not afford to falter like I did most recently because these writings are very much part of my therapy of traveling life with ‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma).
And that my friends says where ‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma) and me are at 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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