Hi, I haven't been here for a long while , hope everyone is as well as can be expected.
I am 58 years old was diagnosed with COPD in 2012 and have spent the last 5 years trying to get to grips with it ,I know this is my own fault caused by smoking , I gave up for 4 years but since then have drifted back on and off in the last year or two and at this moment in time I am having a very hard time trying to kick it ,I constantly berate myself and I know that this habit is only making me worse ,I'm scared and if I am honest I have been since the day I was diagnosed sometimes I feel like giving up, I took early retirement on medical grounds, which has helped in lots of ways.
I don't want to be negative and make you all feel depressed so I will stop droning on about me .
If anyone has any advice on how to give up and stay given up from smoking I would be very grateful ,please don't give me a hard time because trust me no one can give me a harder time than I do to myself.
Many thanks for listening and I hope that I can get to know some of you it will be good to share experiences with people who actually know what I am talking about .