Anyway, it was just about a year ago that I received my COPD diagnosis. The meds have been working great, I have rarely had the coughing fits and shortness of breath I used to experience. But this cold air has given me some trouble, especially after long exposure. Been hocking up some nasty shit along the trail. Ah well, doctor says the hot and humid air in the Philippines will do me good. In the meantime I’ll just try and enjoy my last winter weather. Or endure it.
Also one year ago I posted this Charles Bukowski poem on Facebook. It was a good reminder for me to read it again:
Friday night and cold beer and cold air await me!