‘Lenny’ and Me 4 Today – A Long Drought & Short Breathing


Yep, once again I have found myself, hopefully, on the back end of a long drought – a long drought of writing.

It will be three months tomorrow – yes, I said three months – since I last posted a ‘Lenny’ and Me 4 Today!! That my friend is not a long drought as it would be for many, but someone who tries to make ends meet by writing – that is a near life changing drought.

Why? That is an answer I really don’t have, other than several of the more excuse sounding ones that many want-to-be writers make all the time.

Closest I can come would be it happened due to the first Christmas holiday without many of my family members around, and that had me fighting a case of the blues.

But the strongest reason was due to a near two-plus month battle with some breathing issues. No, nothing as serious as some (I am not depending on oxygen yet), but enough to keep me from getting out and about like I would like.

For those that do not have an issue with breathing, they may not understand how much it can take out of the body when you have an episode with your breathing where your oxygen level drops into the mid to high 80%.

I was struggling with being able to walk, being able to get on the exercise bike without dropping my oxygen below 90 – and that my friends took a toll as I was constantly tired and just wanted to nap.

Then, with the major outbreak of the flu stuff, I honestly became paranoid about going anywhere with a lot of people and I just wouldn’t even leave the house for up to five or seven days at a time.

After having a wonderful lunch with a friend about 10-days ago, I had a breathing episode as we left the restaurant and when I finally got to the car and in a spot to really work my purse breathing methods, my oxygen level dropped very briefly down to as low as 82!! As you can imagine I had a heck of a short headache after my rescue inhaler was used and my oxygen made its way back up to the low 90’s.

Of course, not being able to get my walking or exercise biking in, my weight bounced up and now I have the concern of getting it moving again to the downward direction – something I must do for my other health issue called my heart.

So, as I enter the final few days of February, I am having a really good day with my breathing (something I have not had much of the past couple of months) and have put together a game plan for my writing with the hopes of staying on schedule and getting more of my own writing done than writing for others.

For now, I can only hope my breathing avoids the triggers and illnesses to give me good feel days ahead.

And that my friends is where ‘Lenny’ and me are 4 today.

In case you don’t know or remember, ‘Lenny’ is the name I gave my constant companion called COPD/Asthma as I have found that making my chronic illness like a companion, then I will be less apt to get angry with it and realize I must continue to work at it to make it stay as healthy as possible.

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.

ALWAYS REMEMBER > A person without good breathing, is a person with a life of constant caution’, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can.

With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.

(Copyright@2018, CrossDove Writer through wheezingaway.com – no part of this write may be used or copied without written permission.)

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 medical founded information.



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