Oh Please….Just stop….

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This is COPD

It isn’t pretty, or cool…It’s killing my mother. Day by day by day, and I am mad as fuck about it. To my friends who still smoke—please…STOP. Immediately.

I am BEGGING you.

My mom had a stroke on 5 April 2015. One of the complicating factors is her COPD. For those who are unaware of COPD, it is Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is a disease of the lungs ( pulmonary system) of which tobacco smoking is the main cause. The rate at which COPD worsens varies with the presence of a variety of factors that predict a poor outcome, including severe airflow obstruction, little ability to exercise, shortness of breath, significantly underweight or overweight, congestive heart failure and continued smoking. There is no cure for COPD and the prognosis for chronic COPD sufferers is poor.

I am pissed at this. I am angry. I hate that she smoked and I hate that this fucking disease is going to kill her.

TBC

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5 thoughts on “Oh Please….Just stop….

  1. Sherrill, my heart goes out to you. I have seen so much pain and suffering from those who smoked their lungs away. The sad part is the family who loves them suffer even more, having to watch them struggle to breathe, panic try to get off the respirator, and sometimes have a tracheostomy. Unfortunately nicotine is a harsh mistress who enslaves those who can’t expel it from their lives. So sorry.

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