Morning everyone, hope I find you all well. Day one of quitting the cigs seriously yesterday, went very well I suppose. No patch used, only will power. I smoked 3 cigarettes. Not being to hard on myself, for the 3 I had, as having smoked for over 36yrs, I believe still an achievement. Up very early this morning, 2am, no idea why. Patch is on, E Lighter to the ready, hope I can do better today. I'm expecting more mucus than usual, but hey, no pain no gain. My diagnosis is starting to sink in now, after a month of hearing the " you have copd". I am now under the copd nurse at my surgery, still need to have echocardiogram. I'm assuming this shows what level of damage, if any, there is to my lungs. Still confused my abbreviations being used on the forum. I had a very heavy week last week. Spent four days closing up the clothes bank I co managed. I was pretty much wiped out each day, but it had to be done. Im so sad it had to come to a halt. Only I can not now commit to running this solely on my own, as partner in crime, as started university. I am now going to try and live my life in the slow lane, or try. My whole life I've done things in the fast lane, going to be difficult to slow down. Anyway, I better get off here, don't want to bore you all. Have a great day everyone. Sonia.