First off, congratulations are due to Mr. Bill Hamilton of Dealing with COPD fame. Bill has hit the big leagues, ladies and gentlemen. Bill’s blog, Dealing with COPD, has been selected as one of The Best COPD Blogs of the Year. Typically, he buried the news and honor in one of his weekly reports of June 28, 2014. Bill, I am so PROUD of you, I could burst buttons!
Because of Bill’s award, I went to the website: www.healthline.com and spent hours reading and viewing interactive slides and videos that truly helped to bring the lungs and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) into focus. I found this one to be illuminating and often, interactive:
For me, I had seen pictures of the various parts of the lungs. I could speak knowledgeably about COPD and scare the hell out of my friends with my various test results. But…. it may just be me, but when I watched the various videos and interactive slides, I gained an appreciation of my body and how miraculous an instrument it is. I found myself thanking my lungs for doing such an amazing job. I understand better that damn problem of mucus that builds up so that I constantly cough and every so often, I can actually cough it up to the surface and spit the crap out. Alternatively, I cough so bad, I throw up. But NOW, I could actually visualize, by seeing it moving and changing, what my bronchi and bronchioles were producing and how the little alveoli were fighting hard to get that crap up and out.
That was a remarkable gift.