The Answers Were – The Question of Fear and ‘SoB’ (Short of Breath)

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Health--Humor--LifeBreathsTakenBreathsTakenAway We continue trying something new by posting a Friday question/survey (with no tie to any blog or facebook page) with idea of following-up a few days later with a sharing of the responses.  These questions will all revolve around having COPD, Asthma and/or any type of lung disease/illness with the hopes that we can understand many of us have our own battles and that many will be similar or even the same as the individual battles we each face everyday.

So here it is a few days later and I am here to share those responses.

The question proposed during this weekend was – “What event do you fear most of attending and having a bout of SoB (Short of Breath)?”  The following notes are what came of the posting and maybe you can relate to many or at least some of them.

  • > > 16 facebook pages showed that someone had at least seen and/or liked the question posted.
  • > > 12 of those facebook pages had folks leave a total of 68 responses, most with actual remarks about what exercises work for them while others were simply responses to other responses and/or questions on another response which means we did get some good dialogue among fellow sufferers of lung issues.
  • > > The 5 most mentioned answers were fears of having a bout SoB (Short of Breath) while being out alone, climbing stairs, shopping, walking and during times of high heat and humidity.
  • > > Other events mentioned included fishing, sporting events, entertainment events, a family get together, being at a barbershop or hair salon, taking care of grandkids and being in church.
  • > > Surprisingly only one person seemed to mention driving a vehicle.
  • > > We did have a few responses that stated ‘no longer in fear of ‘SoB’ as it is what it is.

As for myself, I do at times though not as much as I used to – have a fear of having a bout of ‘SoB’ (Short of Breath) when I am at church (normally affected by folks with strong perfume/cologne), shopping (just doing too much) and being with the grandkids (though several of them know exactly what to do).  When and if I need to drive somewhere I nearly never go further than a 90-minute drive without someone going with me and of course always, always have my cell phone with me.

There you have the responses of the weekly question/survey for all to share with, as sharing is how we all really grow in our walk/battle with our own lung/breathing issues.

Until we share ‘Your Answer Was’ next Tuesday, thanx.

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.

Remember – a person without breathing is a person without life itself.

I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.

(Copyright@2015, CrossDove Writer through wheezingaway.com)

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Your Answer Is – A COPD/Asthma Weekly Survey

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Health--COPD--TheTrickIsToKeepBreathing While being willing to share with others the path which I am traveling in my battle with COPD/Asthma I many times wonder how others are doing in their own battles with COPD and/or Asthma.

With the help of this social media stuff I want to begin a new weekly post which hopefully will and should bring more of us together in our battles with these two sometimes very uncooperative breathing diseases.

Those who have followed my writing through wheezingaway.com and the Facebook page ‘COPD Travels’ know that with the help of CrossDove Writer I like to cover various aspects of both COPD and/or Asthma and most of the time I have tried to end any writings with a question.  Normally the question had something to do with what I had written, sometimes it did not – but now we are changing things up, hopefully in a way to be more helpful for others with COPD and/or Asthma.

We are starting a posting we will call ‘Your Answer Is – A COPD/Asthma Weekly Survey’ which basically will be a question for readers and others with COPD and/or Asthma to respond too and those responses will be kept completely confidential.

This question/survey idea will be posted sometime Friday evening (like it is right now) and through the weekend we will track the answers and on the following Tuesday will present the answers (with no names ever attached) in a posting which we will call ‘Your Answer Was – A COPD/Asthma Response’.

So tonight for our initial ‘Your Answer Is’ the question will be:

What is the best form of exercise you find that works for you without causing stress or problems with your COPD/Asthma?

We look forward to the variety of answers we may get and do request that if possible consider leaving your response in the comment section of wheezingaway.com although we will include any answers left on a facebook posting.

Until we share ‘Your Answer Was’ on Tuesday, thanx.

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.

Remember – a person without breathing is a person without life itself.

I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.

(Copyright@2015, CrossDove Writer through wheezingaway.com)

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