By Mr. William
We are now into week number three with our new housemate, Frosty!
So far, the positives far outweigh the negatives as he continues to bring much joy to our home, much of which comes from just watching the now 13-week old puppy chewing, wrestling and chasing his many toys.
It’s unbelievable how nice it is to have that excitement and look of love presented to you when you return to the house from running some errands and Frosty comes prancing through the house to greet you.
As for how he is affecting my COPD and those so-called allergies, for the most part, they are holding their own. As I have had most of the past month, my health seems much more dependent on what is happening outside with pollen flying around, a touch more than breezy weather and a complete skipping of any spring as we seemed to have gone straight into the weather we normally find in the back half of July and most of August – in other words, HOT!!
The fun has been trying to be patient as we teach a 13-week old puppy to do his business outside, and there have been moments where it has been a true test.
One thing we are well aware of, is that a Maltese does not handle high heat or very cold well at all, which is fine as I don’t either. And since we are already having mid to high 90-degree weather, neither of us is having much fun.
While the dog does not seem to be bothering me, I do know it is helping by the fact that I am working hard to remember the chore of washing my hands, arms, neck, and face after we have been playing or Frosty has been giving me loves and kisses.
‘Lenny’ seems to act up right now when I spend more than maybe 10 minutes outside in the heat (anything above 85-90 degrees), especially if there is much of any breeze over 15 mph. For me, it just seems to be a warning of a long summer ahead and with harvest time beginning, I fully expect to spend a lot of time within the confines of the walls of my house.
With mother nature giving ‘Lenny’ reasons to play games with my breathing and the puppy providing the challenges of finding time to play and work with him – my next few months can and will be hectic as I try to get into a better routine in which Frosty and I can work with while giving me the time I need to get the writing done that I am hoping to do.
So, for now I am hanging in there mentally, spiritually and physically, while my issues of breathing due to possible triggers that can affect either my severe asthma or my COPD, but as always, I am keeping my mind, eyes, ears and nose on the swivel to get ahead of any possible trigger that I may be confronted with.
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.