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Di Meriwether a new journey

Hi, I was diagnosed with copd recently. I haven't seen a pulmonologist yet. On oxygen full time, quit smoking one week ago. Didn't think I would ever do it.

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Great job quiting the smokes. good luck, welcome

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I am also in oxygen 24/7 have been for a year, do not think I will ever get off , unless God helps my lungs . I really done this to myself by smoking, but I people who have smoked all there lives and were okay. But God is in control that is what the Bible says.

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I know,, smoking did it to our self but I know that when I started and for years no one said it was this bad. I just try not to feel too much blame and try to deal with trying to start. I keep falling down to smoke one or two but that doesn't help. I'll just keep on trying. Hope you do too.

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You will do it I believe in you>but this oxygen is getting to me I look 90 with this in my nose and m 72. I get sooooooooooooooooo depressed do not know God keeps me here.

K or Sandy ha ha

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Oh please don't talk like that. You can do it! Just keep trying. I feel that way sometimes. When life gets to me. My kids and grandkids keep me going and sometimes they're the reason I do feel that way..lol...I use the portable ones also. But when I was first using oxygen I would not use it constantly. Usually just at night. I'm 71 and still use it at night and if I go I keep a portable one with me. Now I just don't go out a lot cause I have to use it a lot, even at home, during the day. I just read a lot and watch a lot of tv. It'll get easier for you. I'll be praying for you. Praying is what keeps me going...God and medicines!

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I have so many reasons to Praise God and have seen other who are worse off then me. Then you tell me why I feel this way? I just want to go home to be with Him. Is that wrong?

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I can't explain it to you but I feel the way you feel a lot of the time. I'm probably not a good one to bring you up I get through it. When I lost my 40 yr old son and 28 yr old granddaughter I would pray to go to take me. I just wanted to go where they were. It kept me from not ending it was thinking about what it would have done to them. My kids and grandkids and g-grandkids are close to me and I can't think of hurting them that bad. God brought me through it with a prayer chain. That's what we need now is a prayer chain. So why don't we all agree to pray every day, or night, for all of us with COPD and the difficulty we deal with them. Now, starting tomorrow at 11:00am I will spend time praying for all of you and for God to bring you through this. If He brings you to it, He'll bring you through it. And we can talk to each other about all of this. I know, for me, it has helped me to talk to all of you. I want to thank you for spending your time spending time with me. We'll get through it and make some fantastic friends on the way. I'll talk to you all tomorrow...God Bless and good night!!!

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See you at 11:00 if I am still up. Prayer chain is a great idea.

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No, that's not wrong. God placed that longing to be with Him in our hearts. I'm also so grateful that God is carrying me as I go day by day trusting Him. Be praying for you.

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With God, all things are possible. I'll pray for healing for you.

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Hello Di, and welcome! I'm curious how advanced your COPD is in that you were just diagnosed recently. Who put you on oxygen 24/7? Do you use inhalers, deep breathing, exercise, humidifier? Would like to know these things or whatever you feel comfortable in sharing so we can be better encourager and friend to you!

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Welcome to the site, dimeriwether. I'm full of questions to! How did you get on oxygen without seeing pulmonary dr.? Maybe from another condition. Good job on quitting smoking! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ How did you do it? Ruby๐ŸŒน

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Welcome dimeriwether, Congrats on the stopping to smoke, Who diagnosed you with COPD seeing you haven't seen a pulmonary doctor? I'm guessing you did the walk test seeing you are on oxygen full time. I also have copd. pulmonary hypertension, and heart failure and I find it very hard to tell which one is causing a flare up, even my pulmonary doctor has had problems at times.

We are here to help each other, so if you have questions ask away.

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I'm proud of you...that you quit smoking. I remember how difficult that was. I love how you consider this as a new journey. I do too. I'm going to take one day at a time. It's a blessing that we don't have to walk it alone. Be praying for you. :)

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I'm so proud of you..that you quit smoking. I remember how difficult that was. I'm glad to see how you refer to what you're going through as a new journey. I'm doing the same...one day at a time. I'll pray for you. We're blessed that we don't have to walk it alone.

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Sorry...new at this...thought it didn't post at first.

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Hello, I dont understand why your on oxygen after just being diagnosed either. But congrats on quitting smoking!

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I agree. I was diagnosed and didn't get oxygen till after a year and getting worse every day.

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Im not on oxygen yet and it was 8 years ago i was diagnosed. Im trying to quit. It seems some days ill smoke 6-12 cigs a day then boom im back to a pack in a half.

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I've played that game with the cigs. 10 a day then 2 packs a day. I smoked 3 today so I'm getting better. I don't understand how I can do with just 3 and just can't quit.

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I just have to stick to what i kerp telling myself. No more puffs!!! Those vapors work wonders. My biggest problem is a roomate that smokes. So i smell it every time i walk by his room. I got my son to quit he quit around a month ago. By using a vaporizer ecig. Im on my last cig today...i have no more. And its 1:30 in the morning. So when i wake up its ecig. I have to stick to it! I hope i can!

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I think most of us have done the same. Smoking is a hard habit to quit. I tried 6 times before it worked. The last time I gave up with cutting down & quit cold turkey. That's when it worked for me. I'll be praying for you. Keep at it!

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Thank you!

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Great job quitting, but get a Pulmonologist. He specializes in the lungs and will direct you in the right direction. Also gather as much information as you can. Some will help, some won't, but get informed. My husband has started blowing up balloons twice a day. Simple thing and helps him strengthen his lungs to the best they can be. Now if I could just get him to always wear his mask when outside in this cold, I will be one happy wife. Good luck and stay strong.

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This site seems messed up had trouble getting back to you. Thank you for the prayers. Why are you not depressed?

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