The first of the follow ups for a busy three or four weeks in the travels of life for myself and my lung buddy ‘Lenny’.
After taking several days to bounce back from what appears to have been an allergic reaction to the puff of powder from our bag of week and seed for the yard, I was beginning to feel like myself again and just in time to test it once again.
Every year in May one of the local colleges holds a sizable car show to correspond with their outstanding Auto Restoration Program that draws students from all over the country.
Being a guy who plays with a camera, I have found the car show can be an ample supply of photo opportunities, many of which I can and will turn into what I call photographic art work by manipulating a good photo.
Since the weather here in the heart of America has decided to skip spring, the day became rather warm, nearing the mid-80’s, yet not as hot as the previous spring. To top it off, the day had just a slight breeze and not a very strong wind like we have had so many of the days lately.
As I parked the car and headed for the showing area, the first thing I noticed as I came around the corner of the college’s athletic building was a gentle snowfall of cottonwood tree seedlings which made my mind think – maybe this was not such a great idea.
But I stayed and stayed for nearly two hours, taking way more photos than I will be able to get through for a while, while having several conversations with folks that owned some spectacular old cars that brought back so many memories of my childhood – including a 1960 Chevrolet Impala similar to the one my Dad owned for many years and always claimed was his favorite car.
A few times during the walk enjoying being in awe of the work so many have done to restore the magnitude of greatness these old cars hold, ‘Lenny’ my lung buddy did begin to stir as if to say enough may be enough. Each time I just found a spot to sit or lean for several minutes and get the breathing totally back under control and the oxygen level back up to where it needed to be.
I survived the time at the car show, but I did pay a price and it was a heavy one as I reached mid-morning the next day, my sinuses began to flow like I had broken the faucet on the kitchen sink in the on position.
Due to my COPD and severe Asthma I do not like taking allergy/sinus meds, but I did take one and within an hour or two the sinuses let up and the body began to feel a bit groggy, but it was a livable feel again. The sinuses and congestion gave me a run for nearly three days before I found myself not plowing through the box of Kleenex and stopping to make sure ‘Lenny’ was keeping the peace with my breathing.
Did I mention that at the car show, I ran into a gal who had a Bichon dog – a cousin to the Maltese puppy we will be getting in a couple of weeks to give me some companionship while being home alone so much. But that will be a testament shared in the fourth installment of ‘Pushing the Envelope’.
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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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.