British Lung Foundation
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Something to sleep on...............KOTC...........or wake up to!

.................................Somethings you all should know

The trouble with our age is that it is all signpost and no destination.

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty,

but it's up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.

Be kind to your kids,they'll be choosing your nursing home.

Growing old is mandatory:growing up is optional.

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have MD after them.

You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.

Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning.

It's sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.



You'll feel better for going to your local Breathe Easy group

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I believe I will feel better in the morning, so have left a note for the midnight health fairies to that effect :)


I must definitely be middle aged then ... I always think i'll feel better in the morning, then get up thinking 'oww, ouch' as i limp to the bathroom with everything aching, and puffers in hand. lol :)


Nice to ripen?? So when am I going to be picked from the tree?? Ha Ha xx


Do you mean when am I going to be plucked, Wendells?


Think I'm like that ripe apple in the basket with just a bit of rot setting in. Still one bad apple don't spoil the hole bunch eh'

There's a lot of ripe apples down at my local Breathe Easy and the company is truely scrumptious. :)


I might have a aged body, but young in mind, I boys have told I will not go into a nursing home as I started of in childrens homes.

my brother was the same he was so afraid he would be put in a home.

I am ripening well, the candles on my 70th birthday consisted o two candles, I had two birthday cakes and my 70th was good because I made no contribution to it, but it was a lovely day.

Richard I am not growing old gracefully



I like to consider my-self to a good wine that is maturing slowly but nicely.


Like copdber, I too get compared to a fine wine thats gets better and better!


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