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I'm 61 and was recently diagnosed with copd after a 5 day hospital stay with double pneumonia.and on top of that I was smoking over 2 packs of cigarettes a day and my wife smoked a pack a day so thats 8 dollars a pack times 3 is 662 a month I was paying and I enjoyed smoking for 48 years and they tell me I have to quit.

  1. Hi , and welcome. I see you have been a member since July of this year. It's good to see you engaging with the community through this, your first post.
    We appreciate your candor in sharing your brief medical history with the community. If there is anything we can do to assist you, please let me or any other moderator / team member know. You are always welcome here in our online community.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator

    1. Thank you Leon.

      1. Hi again, Rich - you are most welcome! Should you be interested in reading some material which focuses on the importance of quitting smoking, I see my good colleague, , has provided a link to some helpful information. I do hope you have an opportunity to look it all over.
        Wishing you well,
        Leon (site moderator

    2. Hi , quitting smoking is so hard! We have a lot of great articles on quitting smoking and why it is important for those with COPD that you can read here: , , . All the best, Sam S. ( team).

      1. Thank you for the article 🙏 about quiting smoking it hit me.I am a member but very seldom post.My name is Peggy Williams.Barbara Moore was always good to.I have had Copd close to 6yrs now.I did the 6 minute walk a few times.The last time my pulo.put me 24/7 with oxygen.All the best to copd team.I have new CT and echogram Monday a.m. when I get results I will be back on

        1. Good morning. I see you have been a member here since September of 2021. It is good to hear from you. I am glad to hear the article shared by Samantha above resonated with you. Your dedication to managing COPD and taking proactive steps, like participating in the 6-minute walk and undergoing tests, is commendable. We'll be eagerly awaiting your return with the results of your CT and echogram on Monday. Best of luck to you! Remember, we're here to support you every step of the way. Take care, and all the best to you! John. community moderator.

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