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Comment from: Waitress55, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 21

I have never smoked in my life and have just been diagnosed with emphysema. I did work in bars and restaurants when smoking was allowed since I was 18. I am now 50. My mom smoked and my husband smokes but no longer in the house. I have so many questions. I'm being set up with a pulmonary doctor by my primary doctor.

Comment from: carol, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 21

my husband gave up smoking 20 years ago. He has had a lot of chest infections this winter and now has oxygen at home. He is very tired all the time and has deteriorated a lot. Unfortunately he also has chronic kidney failure, high blood pressure, and atherosclerosis. He is very down and very negative and I worry a lot. He is only 68.

Comment from: yayalove, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 17

I am very new to quitting smoking it's only been a week for me, however what's funny is that I am now having shortness of breath I plan to never pick up a cigarette again I don't know if it's a mind thing or what but I am very short of breath even when I am sleeping wow! Maybe I waited too late.

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