By Mr. William

“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.” (Will Dursens)

First and foremost – HAPPY, HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL.

Know that I do not say that as a slight to anyone, but instead to cover all those who may be celebrating HOLIDAYS this time of the year as per their faith or spiritual adventure.

So just because they may not celebrate Christmas, know that many are celebrating this time of the year including those who practice Islam, Buddhism, Wicca/Pagan, Roman Catholic, Zoroastrian, Orthodox Christians and Judaism.

For those of us who try to celebrate while battling a sometimes daily fight with a chronic illness such as COPD, severe Asthma, heart condition, mental issues such as panic attacks or depression among many others, remember that we can celebrate while not irritating our chronic illness.

It just means we must keep our eyes, ears, mouth, nose and brain on a swivel as we constantly check out the situation or the moment that we are in for any of those triggers which may irritate our chronic illness.

We hope that most, if not all, have at this point of their battle made it a point to explain and educate those family and friends closest to the walk of life we are taking as to what the ins and outs are of our particular chronic illness may be and how they can help with it as well.

Holidays, no matter the faith or spiritual practice, are meant for celebration and renewing ones inner most thoughts and feelings toward that which they follow and/or practice.

So, try as much as you can to not upset the days for others.

If you find yourself beginning to be in a situation which hinders your health and/or well-being, then simply and very politely excuse yourself from that situation or moment while making sure those around you are appreciated for letting you be there as much as you could be.

An example is with myself as I normally spent part of Christmas Eve at a family dinner held by my sons-in-law mother. It is fun for me for the most part as I get to spend some time and share a meal with my daughter, my son-in-law and four of my grandkids. It is refreshing for me as the lady can cook, and since we have been friends for some 20+ years (her late husband was one of my best friends and I was a pallbearer at his funeral) the whole family group (this year 17 people were in attendance) has been like a second family to me for a long time.

But even with the family connection, after the meal when they sit down to open presents, I am still the outsider to the point that I know it is time for me to slip away and finish out the evening with my wife and the autistic grandson we care for on weekends and holidays.

For those who attend large gatherings for business, church or other this time of the year – remember to keep a mind on the surroundings so that you may be able to stop any possible triggers and still have a memorable holiday experience.

So, as I close what may be my final posting for 2019 – I again want to WISH ALL A VERY MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY, HAPPY HOLIDAY and may ALL HAVE A VERY BLESSED NEW YEAR AHEAD.

And that my friends, is where ‘Lenny’ and Me are 4 today.

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ALWAYS REMEMBER – 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.

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.