If only I had known better
Last updated: September 2015
Started smoking when I started nursing in 1966! It seemed the normal think to do and all the nurses and senior staff smoked so be one of the crowd.
I did give up when I was expecting the children, but my husband smoked and it was so easy to fall back into the trap again. In 1999 I was diagnosed with COPD, not to bad at the time but as the years have gone on it has eaten me away, on O2 24/7 can hardly walk, use scooter and chair when I am out as I would never get anywhere otherwise. Hate what I have done to myself and would do anything just to stop one person going the way I have gone.
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