I am not sure what i hope to gain from posting on here, i know that these sites can get great responses but there are always possible negative comments etc, im a member of the fibro site (my own health condition).
Anyways my mum is mid 40s, smoked since she was a teenager and my dad also smokes, she found she has copd about 3 years ago, i am the only family member to know, dad just thinks she has asthma and gets chest infections easily... I am 21 with a 19 year old sister, who isnt particularly motivated or helpful at home, im away at uni studying for a degree in chemistry. She wont give up smoking, and i dont know what to do. She also have very high blood pressure which are poorly managed by beta blockers etc. She works a high stress job. Everyone knows she isnt very well but we are a family that dont talk about serious things, my dad had a chest infection a while back that required injection steriods and about 40 tablets a day and i only found out a couple weeks later... I just, i want my mum there for a long time, and i know that smoking is making this worse, and if she has a heart attack then her lungs arent strong. I dont know what to do and i dont know how long i have left with her. Sorry for sounding melodramatic, currently struggling with medication for my fibro.