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It is so hard to live with this but I smoked many years. I’ve just married the love of my life. I’m now 56, she’s 50. Been in love since children. Now was stage 4 by the time I found out what it was. It is so unfair to her, she can’t work, has to watch me full time. Medicaid don’t cover near enough. I’ve worked hard all my life. Just not fair. Here’s to all of you with this disease – love you all and will be praying for you and family. – Buff

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  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    4 years ago

    As Christina has said, we’re glad you’re here, Buff!
    You may find it helpful to visit our Facebook page – you can find it here:

    There are many like minded community members who you may enjoy interacting with. We’ll look forward to your continued participation.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Christina Mattoni-Brashear moderator
    4 years ago

    Hi Buff,

    Thank you so much for sharing a bit of your story here, and congratulations on marrying the love of your life; we wish you both much happiness together.

    We’re so sorry to hear what you’re dealing with. Please know that you’re not alone – this is a wonderful, supportive community and we’re glad that you’re a part.

    I thought these articles might be helpful, and wanted to share:

    Please stop back as you can and let us know how you’re doing, to get support, or to just vent if you need to. We’re thinking of you!

    Take care,
    -Christina ( Team)

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