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My Story: Cindy Reynolds

My Story: Cindy Reynolds

Don’t smoke! And know your limits. I'm still learning mine. I am a nice person who ruined her lungs by smoking – I don't want pity or sympathy. I've done this to myself. My doctor informed me that if I continued to smoke I would not live long. At that time I was 47. I quit smoking September 30, 2005 and have not smoked since.

529 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on January 19, 2015
My Story: Carla Lott

My Story: Carla Lott

I grew up with both my parents smoking, My mother was diagnosed with COPD in 2007. Ask questions, read, learn, and don't be scared to open your mouth and ask the doctor like I was. I wish I had gotten informed years ago. I would like to make more people aware of this and help others to make better choices than my mother and I did, which was to not ask or read anything about it until it was too late. I may have COPD…

404 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on November 12, 2014
Tina Moyer, her husband and son

My Story: Tina Moyer

I started to become short of breath when I would be at work singing along with my MP3 player. After a few months of not smoking, I was very short of breath still and I was also feeling tired. I went back to the doctor and had a breathing test and a CT scan. I was told that I had COPD Emphysema and it was mild at first but now I’m in the moderate stage of COPD. I am proud that I have been smoke…

459 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on April 29, 2014