COPD Stage 1

Last updated: September 2015

I only smoked for 6 years - age 15-21. My first husband died of cancer a year later/Hodgkins Disease. I was shocked with the COPDdiagnosis at age 70 - but recalled I was raised in a military family whose parents were heavy smokers. So this is all new to me - only in Stage 1 but the fatigue factor is the symptom that bothers me the most. Rehab available to me was a HUGE help - breathing techniques and other tips - exercise and so forth.

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