The LORD is my ROCK, and my FORTRESS, and my DELIVERER; my GOD, my STRENGTH, in whom I will TRUST; my BUCKLER, and the HORN of my SALVATION, and my HIGH TOWER.
I would like to share a little about myself with you. About 20 years ago, I was diagnosed with COPD/CHRONIC BRONCHITIS/ASTHMA, no cure for it, only treatment. In 2005, I had such a severe case of pneumonia/bronchitis that I was hospitalized. Upon leaving the hospital, I was told that I would be on oxygen for the rest of my life. This being the case, I started a life of having to drag an oxygen apparatus around with me all the time, and what a drag it was! My daughter introduced me to SingSnap in April of 2008, and having the love for music that I have, I started practicing a few songs. I was not able to sing the lyrics and hold them like they needed to be, so I didn't release a song for a couple of weeks. Since I have always wanted to be a Country/Gospel Music Singer, I continued to practice and one day I got brave enough to post a song, and every day after that, I would post a song. My breathing got better and I was able to hold my notes longer and I got more confident in my singing. In 3 months, I was able to come off my oxygen and my Dr. was very surprised when I told him how I had used singing to improve my breathing ability. That was 5 years ago, and I still have my condition, but with proper care and exercising my lungs, I'm still able to sing, not the way I would like to, but the best that I can. I am so Blessed! Some days, I have problems and don't sing, but that's when I do a lot of my listening and commenting to others. I hope I haven't bored you too much with this. I just thought it may be of some help and inspiration to someone else. Don't give up if you have problems. Face them head-on and keep on keeping on.
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