COPD AWARENESS – THE NOT’s of COPD, part 3
By William for wheezingaway.com
(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. – William)
YIPPEE – IT’S COPD AWARENESS MONTH!!
With that in mind I am running this short three-part bit I call the NOT’s of COPD!!
Yep, I have COPD along with severe Asthma and have accepted it as my life’s long-term not so co-operative friend.
To me the biggest challenge of having COPD is understanding, remembering and sharing what COPD is and what it is not.
As we did in part one and two, we will tackle just a couple more of the issues here in part three of what ‘COPD is Not’ when it comes talking about the disease itself.
- COPD will NOT be the style of lung damage that you may sustain when you are injured from an automobile accident or athletic event. Instead COPD is simply a progressive deterioration of a person’s lungs over a period of time. This is the main reason it becomes a difficult disease to which we can adjust to – for it seems as soon as we adjust to many current abilities (or lack of abilities), those same abilities change, and we become less able to adjust. This is the why of the progression of the disease we call COPD. It is so important to understand, because by understanding it we will help prepare ourselves and those around us for the future and all the obstacles which we will eventually face.
- COPD at this point in time is NOT REVERSIBLE. While there is much research (though not near enough) going on, at this point in time we can only act as caretakers of our COPD with hopes of prolonging the time frame for which its progression will eventually happen. But someday, somewhere, somehow, someone will research enough to develop that which will hopefully turn the tide on the inevitable and that is losing our ability to breath properly. Until then, we always have hope and faith that such a research game-breaker will happen, hopefully sooner than later.
As in the first two parts of our short series – The NOT’s of COPD – many of the ‘COPD Nots’ we covered are just reminders to most of us and even to most of those in our circle of life. But they are always important reminders to keep for those days when the unfriendly side of COPD may be wearing your life down and those around you forget just what it is you are battling.
The two most important pieces of information to take from this short three part series would be the hope and faith that someday, somewhere, someone doing research will somehow find what it is that is needed to at the minimum start the reversing of our breathing disease as well as gain as much knowledge you can about your own style of COPD, your own personal path for which it is directing you and just what may be available to help prolong your life as much as possible.
If you missed ‘The Not’s of COPD’ parts one or two, check them out at www.wheezingaway.com.
REMEMBER – it is COPD AWARNESS MONTH!! Don’t be shy and get yourself out there and help educate others about the wonders both, good, bad and ugly of the battle we fight each and every day of our life.
AS ALWAYS – if you or anyone you know may have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and those symptoms linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please start asking questions and get it checked out!
With that, I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing. 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