January Walk

From 2021 The ice cold wind gives me no favors. It burns my lungs the way I imagine a cigarette would. It feels like knives are cutting off my airways when I try to inhale. In these moments I feel my incapabilities fully. The pain from the air shoots through my chest as I tryContinue reading “January Walk”

Up The Hill

I ran up the hill before the others could follow. I held onto the leash connected to my dog. He kept me going. It’s the only way I could get up without feeling the air escape from my lungs. It gave me time to move forward without thinking. We passed families carrying down Christmas trees,Continue reading “Up The Hill”

Ten Years

I recently came across a photo I posted on Facebook ten years ago. I took the photo on Photo Booth ten days before getting jaw surgery. It’s clear in the photo how prominent my lower jaw was in front of my upper jaw. I had a mouth full of braces, that’s why I’m not smiling.Continue reading “Ten Years”

Spring is Right Around the Corner

Yesterday, I went for a walk. I wore shorts. There was a change in the air. Spring is right around the corner. Warm weather is here! I walked for almost an hour. I took my time appreciating nature and the air in my lungs. Last week, I had hurt the muscles in-between my ribs whileContinue reading “Spring is Right Around the Corner”

Walk on Saturday

I’m reminded of how grateful I am to breathe without major problems. I have breathing problems, but I’m not sick. These days, breathing gets put into perspective. The scars on my lungs will forever hinder my inhales and exhales. The colder it is, the harder it is to inhale without pain. A stabbing feeling overwhelmsContinue reading “Walk on Saturday”