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Good Morning...I wanted to touch bases with you guys. For the past 4 days I have been a bit under the weather. I was feeling a heaviness in my chest and having trouble breathing on Tuesday so I decided to go to the emergency room. Now all of you know that I have been busting my ass to say the least going to the gym if not 5 days a week every other day. So I thought maybe it was due to the xtra weigh I put on that was making it hard to catch my breath. Well sadly enough to say they told me that I have COPD I was so upset and mad at the same time. They put me on Prednisone for 5 days also gave me an inhaler and told me to take a baby aspirin everyday. They ordered a Cardiac Stress test and a Echocardiogram, they want to make sure that the smoking has not caused any heart damage. They also told me that I can not resume the gym until I am done with the Prednisone and I have to go slow they don't want me to bring on a potential heart attack . You guys don't know how pissed off I am. It is like I am starting all over again. I will never ever touch another cig again in my life. I am so mad at myself for not knowing the damage this crap can do to you. Peeps this is serious...so those who are struggling with the cravings here me loud and clear this is real and life threatening. Thanks once again for being there for me I will update you as soon as I am done with my tests.

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Hi nomoresmoke, sorry to hear about these health issues. However, you are doing fine with 12 weeks smokefree, which means that you have left smoking behind you for a better life!

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Hi nomoresmoke, I really emphasise with you, I have copd. and its not easy. Breathing exercises help me. I was unlucky enough to have a heart attack due to the chemotherapy weakening the heart muscles. So take it steady you cant cure copd, but you can stop it getting worse and ruling your life. I had the heart stress test just a short while ago and all was well. I feel sure you will be fine. The gym has probably kept your heart muscles strong. Do what your body tells you. :) xxxxx Good luck with your tests. :) xxxx

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Hello Nomore ☺ I'm so sorry to hear your news. You were doing so well with all the exercise and your positive outlook. Life's tough sometimes. Thank goodness you have a diagnosis and some medication and medical attention. I feel your pain, whenever we smoked we were damaging our bodies and just hoping to get away with it. Some kind of stupid roulette. 🎰🎲

Well keep our fingers crossed about your upcoming tests, please let us know how you get on and how your heart is.

Take it easy this weekend. Be nice to yourself. 🌷🌷🌷

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So sorry to hear this Nomore, I know its upsetting but you at least know what you are dealing with and you can manage it and not let it rule you. Stay strong there are many on here willing to help and support you.

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Hi nomoresmoke, sorry to hear about your copd. Congrats on your decision to quit smoking that is by far the best decision you could ever make. My husband has copd and refuses to stop smoking so he has real breathing issues that won't improve unless he quits. You can manage your copd and stop it's progression. I would say to exercise as much as you feel physically able to do after your Prednisone is finished. Keep us informed on your progress.

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No more smoke get well soon . Don’t worry you can pull it through . you know you are strong girl . Just chill relax take u r medicine in a month or so u will be all okay to hit the gym again .

You are not starting all over again, it was a bump in the long road which take us to full and healthy life ... KEEP WALKING

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poor you...so unfair to get ill after all the effort you put into quitting. Don't let it get you down...had a friend with COPD who was climbing mountains in his 80s

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Morning nomoresmoke, I feel for you. Get better soon

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Omg nomoresmoke,

That is shocking news. Your situation inspires me to never smoke. I hope your health responds to the medication and you can get back to the gym slowly 🌹x

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