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Do Or Die

Posted in Reasons to quit 23 Feb 2017

Hi guys Sorry I haven't been on here in a while. I was diagnosed with COPD and Emphysema a few months ago and the first thing I did was reach for a packet of cigarettes!! Then another pack and another!! In between CT Scans and other tests!! Thankfully I have since pulled myself together and I have been off them now since the start of January and I hope it's okay to be back in the group after all my yo-yo-ing!!

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  • Lia February 23, 2017 | 21:13
    hi Siobhan-Ma... Welcome back to the land of those who wish to continue to be living.I can imagine how difficult it might be to admit erring. Important for all to know it can happen to anyone and ever so easily. You will no doubt put some pressure on yourself to remain smoke free. Who better to encourage you than icanquit subscribers!
  • Siobhain-Marie February 23, 2017 | 21:18
    Awwww hi Lia how are you? I hope you are keeping well 😊 You Lady, are a true Inspiration 👏🏻 Thank you 👌🏻
  • Idamay February 28, 2017 | 10:23
    I have just gotten over COPD exacerbation that lasted over 3 weeks. I was told by my doctor to quit smoking, or my next 5 years would not be pleasant. My X-ray showed that my COPD has advanced significantly. My quit day is March 1. I am still puffing now and again, using a vape to help me quit. I will admit, I am scared. Terrified. I don't want to die. I have too much to live for!! I'll be back in a couple of days, begging for help!! Wish me luck, and I wish you the same!!
  • Siobhain-Marie February 28, 2017 | 10:30
    Awwww Idamay I'm sorry to hear that 😞 Yeah it's terrifying to hear that you have COPD!! I always knew as a smoker there was a high risk!! However I wasn't expecting to be diagnosed at 49 years old with it 😢 I wish you all the luck in the world Hun 😊 Just stick with the vape as it definitely helps 😊 It helped me as well 👌🏻 We will get there 😉 You'll see 👏🏻 I'm always here if you ever need to chat 😊

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