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I have COPD, it does not have me.

Hello. I am new here so please bear with me. I have emphysema and have had it for at least 18 years. I smoked for 43 years. I am now on oxygen 24/7 but have been going without it for short periods of time. So far it's going well. Hope you all have a great day.

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Good morning ! I too have COPd 13 yrs now ..used 02 at nite & during the day as needed always when out & about & walking..I smoked 43 yrs ...boy idiots we were !!

Welcome here ..stop by anytime

Luv & Light

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@doodlez. We didn't know as much back then about how bad cigarettes were for you. I grew up in a house where both parents smoked and so did my Grandmother who lived with us.

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That's true, nothing was known back then, about any dangers in smoking. Now a lot of people are suffering. If they had known, they wouldn't have started. I know a lot of people , as soon as they found out,...stopped in about within a year of finding out the dangers/hazards of smoking tobacco.

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Thank you will have a look😄

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I am new here too and have just stared on oxygen for activities. I probably should be on it full time. I will see how this goes. Good luck to you!

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Thank you and good luck to you too.

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You are lovely! I go to pulmonary rehab, the exercise helps me to have more energy and endurance and quality of life. If you have-not already done so look into it. It appears according to your post our COPD and oxygen use are very similiar. Wishing you a breathing easy day,

Mary in Louisiana

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I've been through pulmonary Rehab a couple of years ago and really got a lot out of it. One of my doctors is trying to get me back in it again. Enjoy the rest of your day and breathe easy.

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In 2011 I was on oxygen 24/7 then stopped steroid in nebulizer, using colloidal silver! Also put in salary me solution bottle to snuff up nasal passage, then dr also had me try L- arginine! A life savor! Used by Olympic athletes to increase oxygen in their bodies! It works! I take 1000 mg 2 times a day and if chemtrails or pollution is bad I can use up to 6 per day! Did a couple days last year when wild fire smoke was bad! My mucous has decreased a lot and is mostly when I wake up in morning! When I got out of hospital in 2010 after 5 1/2 months in hospital from sepsis they started me taking 10,000 units of D3 and probiotics as well as curcumon with black pepper, when you go to buy it! Am doing great! Gardening, freezing and canning fruit and veggies! Doing all slower than I used to but much better than I've done since in hospital! Came out of it with stage 3 COPD all started with root canal and deep cleaning !

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That's wonderful!

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That's wonderful that you can go short periods of time w/o oxygen, good luck and God bless

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Thank you!

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I'm glad your doing so well with this, I pray you continue. I smoke and I'm on oxygen 24/7, I have been really struggling to quit. Have it down to three a day but not good enough. I'm. Severe

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I sincerely hope you can quit soon. I know how hard it is, I quit 3 or 4 times before I finally succeeded. I will be praying for you.

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I finally quit when I no longer had enough air to suck the damn butts into my lungs. good luck...throw them away and take up pulmonary rehab. :)

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I quit when I had pneumonia because I couldn't breathe.

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YAY! good for you......glad to hear it!

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I'm new also. I've had copd for 20 years. On 24/7 oxygen. I was a smoker for years also. What was I thinking lol. Its really nice to meet you. I'm finding such nice people here and they are all going thru similar things. Wonderful to find people that understand.

Best wishes to you!

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That has been my saying or mantra since I got that COPD label put on me . Stay smiling😉

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It's a good one and need to remind myself every now and then.

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Back when we started smoking nothing was known? or not said anyway about the bad side of smoking. Now we are paying for our stupidity. Try to make the best of every day.

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You are so pretty! I think you are amazing, and thank you for posting this.

Phyllis

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When you were diagnosed what stage were you ? Thank you ..... very inspiring

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I no about the vest, I try it it didn't help me but it might work for you try a 30 day trial , if it doesn't work for you it won't cost you anything. Send it back.

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