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My name is Joanne,(smokeyjo) the name fits as its the reason iam here today on this site. i am a mom of 4 kids, wife to a great guy, a sister an aunt a daughter, and i also have stage 4 copd w/ end emphysema, i quit smoking nov, 1st 2010,8 mo.ago,cold turkey after smoking 40 yrs 2-3 pks a day, I took my first drag at the age of 11 yrs old, i coughed so bad i didn't try again till i was 12, by the age of 13 i was a pro smoker. back then everyone smoked,there was no info, no copd, even emphysema was for old ppl. well at 44 yrs old, i got copd,mild, in a matter of 8 yrs im stage 4. this is the most horrible disease and i wouldn't wish this on anyone. my mom just passed away 11 months ago to lung cancer, i watched her suffer a whole 4 wks, that's right,it took her fast, it broke my heart and ill never be the same person,but i do have 4 kids who i want to no that i was a strong person. that i didn't give up with out a fight. I live once, i want to make it right and enjoy life. that day i quit, i never once thought of smoking. i enjoy my new and improved life. i just spent 3 wks in the hosp, and im now looking at a possible lung transplant. ppl need to no how bad smoking is, what it does to u. ppl need food for thought here.and if i cant reach one person, ill be ok. i luv to talk and can go on and on.anyway, iam always here so i look forward to seeing the smoking site take off on a great beginning,and talking to alot of ppl here.
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