Help I Am Turning Into A Critical Nazi Ex-Smoker

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I just returned from a rather long road trip. Most of the trip was purposeful with timelines and obligatory family visits. One of those “hurry we have to be here for breakfast there or this event” kind of trips. The driving to get there was the best part of that section of the trip.  I love the journey, the destinations…

Non Smoker for 90 days and now I am running (well not really)

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I have managed to not smoke for 90 days. I am no longer using the patches. I had stepped down to the lightest one available and honestly kept forgetting to put them on. After a couple of days of that, I decided that I did not need them.  Takes a while but I can catch on. I am using the…

I have Emphysema

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The main reason I quit smoking was that I have been diagnosed with Stage II Bullous Emphysema. Lots of people like to call it COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It does sound nicer and it is a term that includes many different diseases or conditions. The two main forms of COPD is emphysema and chronic bronchitis, but it is…