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Swbder’s Story

I have asthma and COPD – it is hard to breathe air in or breathe air out. I just found out 3 weeks ago I also have cancer in my left lung. They operated and it was determined it is in the 4th Stage. However I am hopeful that I can overcome these hardships and keep pushing. I am a Vietnam Veteran Infantry I have overcome every problem before. I shall go down FIGHTING.

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Comments

  • lynn2u
    2 years ago

    Thanks for your service and your spirit! I’m a fighter too, and know the spirit along with exercise are the 2 most important parts of maintaining your health as best you can!

  • Ridingsolo1
    2 years ago

    That’s the spirit, Swbder. Thank you for your service. I like the way you put that. Inspiration goes a lo g way.

  • Edi Mesa
    2 years ago

    Thank you for your service and I hope that everything turns out good. You are a very brave man I read. I think that whatever Life throw’s at you, you got. You are an Infantry, Vietnam Veteran, my gosh! You are extraordinary men!!!

  • Noel.Martin
    2 years ago

    Hi Swbder, Thank you so much for being a member of our community and being open to share with us. So sorry to hear of your lung cancer diagnosis but you attitude is amazing! I wanted to share our sister site with you LungCancer.net . It has some wonderful information and the community members are very supportive just like our community members here at COPD.net. As Leon said earlier, you are not alone. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
    Warmly,

    Noel (COPD.net Team)

  • pat02
    2 years ago

    You have a wonderful outlook and I am sending prayers. Thank you for your service to our country. Hope you have a restful night. God Bless!

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi swbder and thanks for sharing your story with our online community. You’ve gotten hit with a lot, being diagnosed with COPD and asthma and lung cancer. It’s encouraging for us to read about your optimism, positive attitude and ‘can do’ spirit! Of course, being a Vietnam war veteran, you’ve already been through a great deal (as you said), and now plan on keeping that fighting spirit.
    We are here for you – please know that – feel free to access our website as often and for as long as you want to. We are glad to have you as part of our online community.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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