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Wendy123’s Story

Stopped smoking 1979 and two years later was told my lungs were clear. Enjoyed great health until 86. Copd hit me hard. 90 now and I have more bad days than good, complicated by my esophagus which closes for a week at a time , necessitating a feeding tube. My pulmonary doctor says no more tests needed so he has essentially written me off. Symbicort helps . Learned to center myself when panic attacks start. Sleep a lot. Hey, life is still good but I’ve stayed sick too long for my friends, I’m down to one that can help me and two wonderful neighbors. Lots you can do to feel better. I start the day with 1 teaspoon baking soda in hot water. Stay alkaline. Try to stay positive.

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  • Janet Plank moderator
    8 months ago

    Wendy123, thank you for sharing your inspiring story. You have alot going on with your heath. Centering yourself from the panic attacks is so important, good for you for having that managed. It’s wonderful that you have friendships and help from your friend and neighbors.
    Staying positive is so important and it seems that you follow that. You touch my heart.

    Janet Plank (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    8 months ago

    Hi Wendy123 and thanks for sharing your considerable story with the community. We appreciate your candor. You are certainly managing quite a considerable amount given your current condition. The positive attitude you live with really goes a long, long way. Keep up the good work! Leon (site moderator)

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