‘Lenny’ is my constant companion the doctors call COPD/Asthma. Naming my constant health companion seems to make life easier for me in relating to my disease as it gives it a bit of a personality. Besides treating ‘Lenny’ as a companion, come good days or bad, is much better than always dealing with it as an enemy.
This ‘Lenny and Me for Today’ is an occasional write about the adventures and handling of life together of ‘Lenny’ and me.
Let’s see where ‘Lenny’ and Me have been most recently – Family Visits & Events
Family is always good, but sometimes can be very stressful, especially when family is like a Dad and an older sister visiting even for a few hours.
When these two come, it’s like we feel as if the house should be clean beyond clean – when they both were around me growing up and know that absolute cleanliness is not within my gene pool.
Our house looks and feels lived in, which never bothers me except when company is coming. When company comes, I get a bit stressed which in turns can flip the switch a bit with ‘Lenny’.
Fortunately for this trip, I was already so worn down by a busy week of grandkid activities that my Dad and sister coming never phased me like it normally would. Never phased me because I was already in a mode of breathing concentration as the pace of my week had worn me down to where my body and ‘Lenny’ were showing some telltale signs of living interruption.
So, while I was enjoying the visit and then the graduation in the evening, I was also doing what many of us with COPD and/or severe Asthma – walking a path doing one thing, while my mind was holding a steady concentration on my breathing and the pace and effort it was working.
The good news is I made it through the week in one piece and without any major ‘Lenny’ incident, though a couple of times it came close.
Last week I talked about testing my stamina, well this past seven days I truly did test that stamina thing with grandkid events for five six straight days – and except for a couple of small bumps in the road, ‘Lenny’ did cooperate and never caused a major incident, though a couple of slight incidents was enough for me to be well worn out by the time I reached Sunday afternoon.
But then again, I am getting pretty good at coping with the stress of family visits and events while also keeping my inner mind in a double gear so that I can have some concentration on that important thing we call breathing
And that my friends, is where ‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma) and me are at 4 today.
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 good breathing, is a person without a good life’, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can.
I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
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NOTES: 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.