Soup Anyone?

· Soups ready in 1/2 an hour. ·

Broil or fry 2-3 chicken breasts until all pink is gone. (I cook mine ahead of time and freeze so I always have a few on hand) Then prepare: 1 Large or 2 small potatoes peeled and cubed 2 carrots peeled and sliced 2 stalks of celery sliced 1/2 onion chopped Place in a saucepan,…

I Am Feeling Truly Blessed.

· So although so much has been lost, I realise I have gained and I still have more than most and I am Feeling Truly Blessed. ·

Those Autumn Feelings It is a funny thing that those of us with COPD are normally more tolerant of the summer with its heat and high humidity than the cold dryness of winter. For me, once the cooler weather is here it brings with it anxiety and fears. Fear of what could happen upon venturing…

November 21st is World COPD Day.

· COPD is a collection of diseases of the lung that fall under the same umbrella and usually include to emphysema and chronic bronchitis ·

Be Aware that Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is: The 3rd largest killer worldwide after, Cancer and Heart DIsease. It’s number’s are increasing, and it is expected to become the 2rd largest killer within a decade. It is also the 2nd largest cause of disability. Most people say I can’t get a breath in. In fact,…

Our Circadian Phase

· It is not a depression but an absolute sadness or melancholy that is carried like a torch. ·

It’s an old familiar feeling that happens every year at this time. As I get older it gets more prevalent. I’m pondering why this is.  A posting to my support group member’s showed the resulting cry was ‘yes’, most people feel that same way. Many members feel that same sadness at this time of year. …

November is:

· Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month ·

Be Aware of What COPD is? COPD is an umbrella term used to describe conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and many others.  It is a progressive disease that slowly develops over decades. Be Aware of the Symptoms of COPD Excessive coughing Mucus production Shortness of breath, especially upon exertion Fatigue is a big factor to…

My Health Tracker/Journal/Diary

· Remember that your health tracker is meant to track how you feel on a day to day basis but it is also meant to be your creative space. If you like to do adult colouring and enjoy the tranquility get creative with your journal. Decorate your pages for the season, fruits and flowers that you are enjoying. Draw pictures of where you have been and where you would like to go. ·

My Choice: I spend about $35.00 on my journal.  The large pocket on the back cover attracted me. It holds all the little important papers, and has an elastic that helps to keep my book closed and easier to carry with you. It can have 125 to 400 pages depending on my choice. The pages…

Edibles, Oils & Medicinal Cannabis

· A Guest Blog from Sandy and Carol. ·

A Brief History     Ancient cultures grew cannabis as herbal medicine. In America, colonists grew it for rope and textiles. In the 1830’s, an Irish doctor found cannabis extract could help with stomach pain and vomiting from cholera. By the late 1800’s, cannabis extracts were sold in pharmacies and doctor’s offices. In America It…

Heart Failure & COPD

· Right-Sided Heart Failure, Water Retention, Shortness of Breath & COPD ·

You Are Invited: Find us on FaceBook In the search bar type @CatchYourBreath60 When you like my page, you will be automatically invited to Tea Time Tuesday @ 3:00 pm. My Heart Specialist: Last month I saw my heart specialist. He believes I have right sided heart failure.  I revealed to him that I had,…