There was only an hour before lunch so I thought it was time for a quick walk from my Dads house up to the old girls finishing college. This was a place of great attraction to me when I was a young teenager 36/38 years ago and was only a ten minute walk away then.
It now take's me 30 minutes and my heart is racing for another reason when I finally reach it.
Anyway the hard bit of my pulmonary exercise walk was over and it was downhill all the way back to Dads. I turned my oxy down from 6 to 2 litres and now with gravity on my side walked with ease, back down memory lane. I had a little time to spare so took a slight detour to visit a spot where there's a small ford and pond. Its well cared for now as the grass has been trimmed around the pond, lilly's are growing and a moorhen just finished off the idyllic scene. I took a moment to absorbe the surroundings, leaning on an old 5 bar gate. While in my moment of country heaven the old lady who lived in the nearby bunglow walked by with her spaniel dog.
We chatted for a while and she asked why I was on oxygen, so I told her my tale of woe and she then told me of her problems. She was also struggling for breath but not because of any lung disease, hers was caused by a bad back. Her back was so curved that her lungs were being crushed which in turn stopped them from expanding.
It seems there are many way's our body can let us down and cause breathing problems but a bad back was one I would never have thought of.
Well we went our separate ways and fearing I was late for lunch I headed for home,but there was an unexpected little pleasure still to see, a Willow Tit sat on a branch just above my head.
Now all these years have past and it seems a different kind of Bird gets my attention. Ha I would never had expected that.
I'm off to Breathe Easy Class tomorrow morning and looking forward to it. As KOTC will tell you, its a great place to be for many reasons.
Tony. Have Fun and Enjoy Life all you good people out there!
Oh' yes I was in time for lunch, Whew!