Yep, I am running a couple of days late for this posting as I bounce out of a rather busy, sometimes hectic and ‘knock on wood’ – a pretty good stretch dealing with ‘Lenny’.
Busy in the fact that between Thursday and Monday afternoon I was busy with grandkids and adult kids in one way or another.
After having a solid good couple of days with my breathing on Tuesday and Wednesday, I prepared for my first of three visits to my physician for the year. Thursday morning, I made the trek to his office and we spent maybe 20 minutes discussing how my weight was holding steady, though I still really need to work on losing up to 25 pounds – then just talked about some recent events where ‘Lenny’ acted up a lot during the past several months. Conclusion was the cause came from nasty ebb and flow of weather and a high time of flu season.
Within 30-minutes of my departure from the doctor and I was on the highway heading east three hours to pick up a granddaughter and bring her back for a four-day weekend visit. The trip up was long, the trip home was enlightening as this is a granddaughter that is very close to me and we talked and shared much, almost to the point where this Papa pointed out we may be entering TMI (too much information) grounds.
On Friday and Saturday I spent a chunk of the days watching 2-3 grandsons, then Sunday prepared a big pork roast dinner for my daughter and two more kids as they came in from Missouri to take the granddaughter already here back home on Monday.
Two adult kids, six grandkids, the wife (or better half) and me enjoyed some good food, good desert (birthday cake for a grandson) and many good conversations and memory making.
We are now at Monday, and thankfully I am now entering day number seven of a good stretch with ‘Lenny’, as my oxygen levels continued to hold solid around 93-94 and only dropped below 90 on two occasions when I over did some walking.
Monday was tough as I had to say good bye to my daughter and three of the grandkids, followed by taking grandson number two back to his mom. We will all be together again in May when the oldest grandkid graduates from high school.
Eventually, after taking care of a couple of writing appointments on Tuesday morning, ‘Lenny’ gave me a nudge on the way home and reminded me that going on 10-days was a bit much and with the wind blowing at gusts of 35-45 m.p.h., it was time for some action to force me into a break. Tuesday afternoon I and my body seemed to not crash and burn, but it certainly seemed to hit a brick wall. ‘Lenny’ forced me into a most likely needed break and a break I did take.
At this point, late Wednesday, after spending the morning running around the county working on some writing assignments, I am finally sitting down to catch you all up on ‘Lenny’ and me for today.
Just so you readers know, one reason I kept ‘Lenny’ behaving was I followed my routine the best I could with the first thing in the morning nebulizer and breo, followed by staying low when it came to crowds and watching just what I ate. That and getting my meds in my system, while avoiding nasty weather and outdoor happenings – ‘Lenny’ and I have had a pretty solid run of 10 days, let’s hope we can keep it up though with major weather changes forecast over the next four days that may be a real challenge.
And that my friends, is where ‘Lenny’ and me are 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.
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.
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