Thursday, January 07, 2010

Winter Again

It's a new year and another winter. Once again I am wondering where the time went and why I don't post more often. It's all in my head, and I have lots to say, but I seldom make myself put it in type. I'm going to be making myself do a lot more this year, including posting.

I am starting to exercise again, which is an important part of my COPD treatment. I can take all of the inhalers and avoid crowds to prevent infections, but if I don't exercise, I will only decline.

Exercise builds muscles, which then work more efficiently, helping to keep oxygen going to the right places and decreases shortness of breath. I know this firsthand. But since exercise was never really a strong component of my life before COPD, it's hard to keep the momentum going now. I don't like to exercise and can come up with a million excuses not to so I have to be careful to keep myself motivated over and over again.

Megan is no longer touring with Matt Nathanson, and is nesting with her husband. It's pure pleasure to see this happen. She's happier and more content than I've seen her in several years. Selfishly, I'm hoping to be a grandmother one of these days very soon.

I've had some serious challenges over the past couple of years, but I think I've come out on the other side only slightly worse for wear. I want this year to be a good one, in which I will be productive and happy and content. It's up to me and I'm up for the work to make it happen.

~Eileen

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It sure is nice to see you posting here once again, Eileen.
I hope you have a fantastic year and that it brings you lots of happiness and easier breathing.

Remember to do one thing each day you would rather put off, like, maybe,....exercise?? You CAN do it, I KNOW you can.

You're the best friend a person could have.

HUGS,
Dee

Anonymous said...

Live, Love, and Laugh. That's exactly what you did Eileen.
You weren't very good about keeping up this blog, but it's alright, you did a good job in this life. Now you are gone, and I hope your reward is bountiful.

Thanks for everything you added to my life. It was difficult to let you go, but I will never be sorry we met.

Breathe easy my friend...

Love
Dee

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