Milton: “The mind is its own place…”

18 Jan

Hunt wrote this months before we became acquainted. She wrote this post before she was diagnosed with COPD. But these words sum up the efforts, the emotions, the anguish, the fears folks with COPD go thru on a daily basis. Hunt realizes the battle she is in, and she seems prepared to fight the damn disease to the very end. We now share war stories, medical tips and any other information we have at our fingertips. I can’t be more proud of her or her efforts, and she’s a good one to have on your side as you wage your own war again COPD. Take care, Bill

Chasing Rabbit Holes

Today, as has been the case for over a week now, I was having trouble breathing. Something about late August, maybe. For a year, I had been good – no sudden difficulties or that incredibly tired feeling – just the effort to breath taking everything I had. The act of eating seeming to be more effort than I had in me. One of the blessings of being unemployed right now is during this episode, I was able to just lay down, sometimes sleeping for three hours at a time. The body repairing itself.

I have this breath test “machine” I can use to monitor how I’m doing. On a scale from zero to 800 – 800 being a really healthy person – on a good day, I come in at 180-220. The pulmonary specialist set the gage on the right to indicate green, yellow and red for danger zones. Green…

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3 responses to “Milton: “The mind is its own place…”

  1. huntmode

    January 18, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Dear Bill, thank you for this! I’d forgotten I’d written it. When I looked at my stats today, I wondered why the Milton post had popped up again. 🙂

    I do want to be clear that I was diagnosed with COPD in about 2011 and that this is what we go through – or, to be exact, what I go through when my breath goes short. Thanks for the shout out, Bill.

    • FlaHam

      January 18, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Hunt, I am sure I saw where you had been diagnosed in 2o11, but when I was responding that memory did not surface. But the point I made was valid, you did a wonderful job of describing what it’s like on any given day. Please take care, Bill

      • huntmode

        January 19, 2014 at 3:32 am

        You are a blessing, Bill. 🙂


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