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Happie

I am 68 years old I started smoking at 9 years old and smoked for over 50 years. I worked in the automotive industry for about ten years and breathing carbon and asbestos dust wasn’t helpful. I also worked with fiberglass and resins which compounded problems. Scuba diving with rusty tanks didn’t help. So now I have lung problems. I should be dead with everything and the lifestyle I was living. I use an oxygen generator at night, try avoid using it during the day. I am subjected to volcano smoke most of the time cause I live in Hawaii on the big island. I also live with 6 dogs and about 30 Canary birds but they keep me busy running this zoo.

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Comments

  • lynn2u
    3 years ago

    Wonderful to hear your story Happie. I have six foster cats, clean cages for the ones at Petco, have two cats and a dog of my own. We are living miracles and I love it. Hang loose and enjoy that moderate and beautiful climate for both of us. Mahalo

  • Christina Mattoni-Brashear moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Happie,

    Thank you so much for sharing your story—we’re very happy you found our community for support! Your “zoo” sounds like it keeps you busy and brings you joy :). Please feel free to stop by with any questions you have or to update us on how you’re doing!

    Take care,
    -Christina (COPD.net Team)

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