Hello all, I have read through people's posts on here and there is a little trend of reasons such as the smell, the cost, the standing outside. I am not quitting for any of those reasons my reason is this....
On the 6th December 2009 my Aunty Jean collapsed & died, she had COPD because of smoking and was trying to get over a bad cold at the time. She was found lying on the kitchen floor several hours after passing away by her 12 year old grandaughter & 14 year old grandson.
My mother (Aunty Jean's sister) has COPD, she still smokes, she has such a bad chest, is out of breath, cannot walk up stairs. Every day I can't get hold of her on the phone makes me worry that she is lying on the floor somewhere.
My Cousin (Aunty Jean's Daughter) has COPD she is 2 yeas older than me. She still smokes, wheezes, coughs, is always out of breath, has a weak heart and has been told to quit smoking ortherwise it could kill her but she doesn't.
I do not want to be the next, I don't want COPD, I don't want to wheeze, get out of breath or end up on the kitchen floor for someone to find.
I am sorry if any of this has upset you however it has helped me by putting my reasons on here, seeing them makes me know that I am doing the right thing and if I have a bad day reading this post will help me get through it!