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.