COPD is life limiting not life threatening. What I didnt expect was how limiting that would become.
Most days I cannot walk without the chariot.
That includes in the house as well as outside. To understand what COPD is like put a straw in your mouth and then use that to breathe while carrying on. Thats the training the pulmonary physios get.
But every day, unless there is over a 20 mph wind I head off to the beach and walk the Esplanade until I/the chariot can get no further
The sea air is of great benefit. Although my walk is punctuated by me hanging over the fence and regaining control of my breathing I always feel so much better afterwards. During the walk I view many, many pleasurable sights birds, surfers, kids playing, dogs being walked, kites flying, or more often plummeting !
My day consists of getting up and having breakfast. This is provided by the Dawn Patroller. He has already done his dawn patrol. And brings back his amazing photographs He does all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, bed changing, feeds the cat, and carries things for me. He does everything that would cause me to struggle to breathe. He hasnt yet taken over my being able to talk! I can still manage my own ablutions and dressing altho it takes a while. After lunch I go for my walk and then on returning its down the shed and paint.
The garden is blooming like everyone elses.
View from my seat in the shedudio.
Sith our cat.
My pride and joy the Rogersii.
Nice to see that most of what is blooming I planted before I lost the welly. The DP is now doing the weeding and planting of perennials. He is replacing the lavenders at the moment, having planted up the pots and troughs.
From the shedudio I also get a great deal of pleasure from the garden birds.
This year, a first we have Redpolls. First one, then two, now we have 2 pairs and young ones.
The pair, bit blurred.
During and after our evening meal.
As I said at the beginning. Balance the minus with a plus.