Where to begin, 49 years of age, hospitalised with chest pains over the weekend, thinking it was the old ticker on its way out. Never had a healthy lifestyle so just seemed natural. Turns out its COPD, all i knew about this disease was that it killed my mother and now I am overly worried. Apart from the 2 inhalers and steroids I was given there was no other advice apart from "stop smoking", Ive had half of a cigarette in 48 and have no intention of touching them again, I did however purchase a vape which I have barely touched either, but it does take off the edge.
I suppose I am here just after advice from people who have lived with this for many years, can i continue with my somewhat physical job, can i have a few pints with the lads or am i doomed to sit in the armchair watching soaps forever.