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Started smoking when I was about 13, friends thought it was cool, parents smoke too so if I saw a pack I would take a few. Back then really didn’t hear to much about cancer or COPD, or should say didn’t think any thing about it. Well about 53 yrs later know a lot about COPD have it about 5 yrs now, can’t work anymore on oxygen 24/7. Try and do things seen impossible, somehow I manage, from sitting around all day get tired, legs feel like pins and needles from sitting. I walk some every day, don’t seen to help any… that’s about it.

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Comments

  • Dobbo
    4 years ago

    Seems like you went on oxygen quickly! Do you have family,friends to help you! I don’t, just an old dad who does his best! Lol!

  • Jenn Patel
    4 years ago

    Hello, and thank you so much for sharing your story! We really appreciate hearing your experience, and are so glad you found our community here.

    Since you mentioned you work to stay active, I thought you might enjoy this article from our writer Derek Cummings: https://copd.net/living/staying-active-is-key/ as well as this one: https://copd.net/stories/copd-makes-things-harder-life-fun/.

    Most importantly, please know that you are not alone! Feel free to come here any time you’d like support, have a question, or want to let us know how you’re doing. We’ll be thinking of you!

    Best,

    Jenn (Community Manager, COPD.net Team)

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