By William

One of the most important things to do when you have a disability or chronic illness is to learn as much about it as you can. The more you know the easier it could or should be to get a handle on those days when you fell like the constant battle with your Chronic Illness(es) is taking its toll on you.

Knowing the language or words that can be associated with any type of Chronic Illness(es) is a great way to start or to continue to keep a person’s knowledge up to date with the ins and outs of any lifelong health companion one is dealing with.

ALWAYS REMEMBER – the more you know the better it will be in dealing with all that is involved with any Chronic Illness(es).


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’.

In my own blogs and writings I have written many times about some of my own apprehensions regarding my battles with a heart issue, severe asthma, COPD and depression. I have talked about how those apprehensions can and have at times hampered my own path or travels of life.

If I go by the writings or postings, I see from so many others on the internet regarding their own battles with any type of chronic illness, I get a strong sense of apprehension within the travels of life for many others as well.

APPREHENSION can be along 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 before their battle with a chronic illness such as COPD, the one I am most familiar with.

Just like many other aspects of living with a daily battle with a Chronic Illness(es) such as COPD, it will be only what we as individuals fighting those daily fights are up to mentally, physically, and spiritually, that will determine how we can deal with any or all apprehensions that creep into our travels.

The weaker we may be on any of those three aspects (mentally, physically, spiritually), the better the possibility that apprehension can creep in and really mess with one’s outlook or travels for an hour, day, week, month, or even year or years.

We all should hope to have a spouse, friend, mentor, family member, pastor, or counselor that we can count on to share with both when things are both wonderfully delightful as well as when we need them to be a rock or shoulder to lean on when we struggle during those darker days that could be filled with despair or apprehension.

I mention those people because the moment one feels that touch of apprehension or despair entering the thought process or attitude of our days, no matter what the something or anything we are worrying about – these are the people one should touch base with and ask for help in keeping those fears or anxiousness from messing or totally disrupting your travels and battles with any chronic illness.

Dealing with APPREHENSION can rattle everything in a person’s moment when it begins to grab hold. For those us who already battle with a chronic illness, we already struggle with blending in our chronic illness battles with frustrations, anxiety, and fears – so it is up to us to find and put up own defense mechanisms when apprehension comes calling as it will never be a welcomed feeling to have.

And in many cases, those defense mechanisms may need to be put into supercharge mode depending on the level of apprehension and despair that one finds knocking at life’s door.

So yep, the word to know for today’s battle with a chronic illness(es) is APPREHENSION and all the added fears, despair, and anxiety that may go with it when it visits.


Lean on those who are willing to battle our battles with us so they can help have the knowledge to know, feel and fix it with you because we upon ourselves already have enough fears, frustrations, and anxiety in our daily lives to leave room for apprehension as well.

ALWAYS REMEMBER > A person without good breathing, is a person with a life of constant caution, so let us do what we can – to learn what we can – to improve what we can.

Be willing – if you or anyone you know have any symptoms of health issues that linger over and over while disrupting ones lifestyle and travels – then please ask questions and get those issues checked out by a reliable physician or medical specialist.

With that we bid to all smiles, prayers, blessings and grace – Mr. William

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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.