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I Had No Idea Why I Was So Sick

It started Dec 26 2014 – I did not smoke on that day I was so sick. I went on the train to Washington, DC. I got to my son’s home and had a dry cough – could not eat. I stayed in the bed for five days – I would not go to the hospital. He took me home on the first of January 2015 . I went right to the hospital for eight days and that is when I found out my oxygen was only 82. It has to be around 94. Then I found out I had COPD. Plus other bronchitis.

I am now on Spiriva & Advair. The best thing I can say is on the 26 of Dec 2015 it was one year without smoking, almost a year and a half now! And it is a struggle every day, but I know in my heart I want to breathe better.

I have been doing so much better and I have been given a second chance in life…

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  • Jenn Patel
    3 years ago


    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. We’re sorry for your diagnosis this past year, and are so glad you found our community and have become part of it here at

    HUGE congratulations to you on one year of no smoking! That is a huge accomplishment, and one you can be very proud about!

    Thank you again for sharing with us – we appreciate your being here!

    Jenn (Community Manager,

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