LANGUAGE OF COPD/ASTHMA/HEALTH – APPREHENSION!!
By William of CrossDove Writers
One of the most important things to do when you have a disability or chronic illness is to learn as much as you can about it. The more you know the easier it should be to get a handle on those days when you feel like it is a constant battle and you are not sure you are winning.
Knowing the language or words of COPD/Asthma is a great way to start or to continue to refresh a person’s knowledge of the ins and outs of the lifelong health companion we are dealing with.
Always remember, the more you know the better it will be in dealing with all that is involved with a chronic illness.
We are at a point of rewinding back to the beginning, which we began running just about a year or more ago. Rewinding and repeating is many times necessary as a reminder of many of both the little and big things that matter when fighting a nasty disease like COPD or Asthma.
With that, we rewind to the word ‘APPREHENSION’!
APPREHENSION is defined as ‘an awareness or understanding of something that may happen’ or ‘as anxiety or fear that something bad or possible unpleasant will happen’.
Over the past few years I have written often about some of my own apprehensions regarding my own battle with COPD and severe Asthma, and how those apprehensions can and did at times hamper my path of life.
If I go by the writings or postings I see from others on the internet regarding their own battles with COPD or any Chronic Illness, I get a strong sense of apprehension within the path of life for many others as well.
APPREHENSION can be almost crippling to someone who may already be in a weakened state of thought about their current and future path of life – especially for those who really struggle with getting things done, going places and doing the things they used to do because of their battle with COPD or any Chronic Illness.
But just like many other aspects of living with a daily battle of COPD/Asthma/Chronic Illness, it will be only what we as individuals fighting those daily fights are up to mentally, physically and spiritually as to how we deal with those apprehensions.
The weaker we may be on any of those three aspects, the better the possibility that apprehension can creep in and really mess with our outlook for the hour, day, week, month or even year.
We all should have that spouse, friend, mentor, family member, pastor or counselor that we can count on to share with when things are both wonderfully delightful as well as be the rock or shoulder to lean on when we struggle during our darkest days of possible apprehension or despair. I mention these people because the moment you feel that touch of apprehension entering your thought process or attitude about something or anything – these are the people you should probably touch base with and ask for help in keeping those fears or anxiousness from messing with your situation.
Apprehension can rattle everything in a person’s moment when it begins to grab hold. For those of us who already battle COPD/Asthma/Chronic Illnesses, we already battles blending in daily with frustrations, anxiety and fears, so it’s up to us to put our defense mechanisms in supercharge mode when apprehension comes calling as it is never a welcomed feeling to have.
So, the word to know for today’s battle with COPD/Asthma/Chronic Illness is APPREHENSION and all the added fears and anxiety that may go with it. KNOW IT, FEEL IT, and FIX IT!!! As we already have enough fears, frustrations and anxiety in our daily battles.
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.
Always be aware – 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 by a reliable physician or pulmonologist.
We bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William for wheezingaway.com & CrossDove Writers.
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NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give 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.