Since having COPD diagnosed 24 months ago i was already 3 months of the cigarettes before the diagnosis which now means i am 27 month smoke free. Since that time i have attempted to live a fitter life and it is only now coming together, anyone who thinks two years quit, is fantastic, it is for your health but the slog to reach it was laden with all sorts of difficulties.
What i found staright away was your breathing becomes difficult as the airways IMO are not been openeed the way cigarettes used to open them and the cilla that they state in the literature has a field day with the gunge it removes to the stage where it almost drives you insane, maybe thats why we get depressed when we quit and especially with an illness into the bargain.
Anyway what i want to share is i ahve been making myself a drink with simple ingredients and straight after i do a wee bit of what i was taught in plumonary rehab, i push myself that wee bit harder. Anyway the drink i prepared is half teaspoon cinamon and 3 quarter teaspoon ginger i add juice form 1 lemon and 2 teaspoons of hone to 500ml half hot and cold fresh water, when i exhaust myself within safe boundary, my limit for push, i drink it starigh as it cool enough, i found after couple of days of doing this my breathing was freer, although i was feeling hot chest from the cinamon and ginger. i thought i would share this as it is natural ingredients and hope it helps someone. it breaks up mucous also.