My story

I was diagnosed with severe COPD 3 years ago. I smoked for over 42 years and when I was rushed to the hospital one day on my way to work, I was in the hospital for 11 days. I stopped smoking in the hospital and have not had a cigarette since! Then two weeks later I was admitted again for another 11 days. I have never in my life coughed as much as I did nonstop to the point they thought I cracked a rib. I have nodules on both of my lungs. I have to get a CT scan every 6 months to make sure they don't get bigger. Also, I have to get regular blood tests to check on my status with Alpha-1. So far, I am only a carrier. If it changes then they can give me medicine for it. Not only do I have COPD, I have Fibromyalgia, neuropathy Migraines and etc. I am 58 years old and stay sick most of the time. I am on several medications and nebulizer. Thank you so much for adding me to the group.

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