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I Know Someone With Emphysema

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    Emphysema

    I was told yesterday by my doctor that i  have Emphysema, although i was not surprised i was a  bit upset . but guess  i have to live with it now grrrrrrr
    silvertears1950 silvertears1950 61-65, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2010

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    Lynne

    hi to all my husband has just been told he has emphyssema we are both finding it scarey he has a realy scarey cough and he has sort of convulsions at lest once a day , does any one else have the same problem? he is 77 a realy heavy smoker,he has been told he must give it up but...
    lindloo lindloo 61-65 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    My 'aunt'

    My mum's best friend was diagnosed with emphysema about four years ago, (I've known her since I was three years old and consider her an aunt). It was awful. I remember my mum answering the phone and being told my Aunt was in hospital - her lung had collapsed. She must've stayed...
    SaharaOdeil SaharaOdeil 22-25, F Feb 27, 2009

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    I Did

    My grandmother died of Emphysema and it broke my heart. She smoked for so many years, even tried to hide it for a while but we all knew. It was one of the saddest days of my life and I'll never forget holding her hand as she struggled for that last breath. Think before you smoke...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2008

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    My Life Now

    I have emphysema, I am now on oxygen 24/7. I am 62 and have had it for 20 years. I have buried my head in the sand and hoped it would go away,of course it didn't.now I am dying..can you believe it.. I still have a smoke..I feel now that I can at least have a smoke as everything...
    Perthlinda50 Perthlinda50 61-65 Dec 29, 2012

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    Emphysema Post

    My gran had emphysema its not a nice thing to see your own gran going throuh that with an inhaler over her mouth all the time.when i was a kid i didnt know much diffrent but  as i grew older i started to understand and as time past she got weaker it started with her using the...
    seamus95 seamus95 16-17 Jan 17, 2012

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    My Uncle

    He didn't smoke, wasn't exposed to asbestos, or anything like that but is now oxygen independent.  He was diagnosed about 7 years ago and it virtually changed him from a very active man to a home-bound man.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F May 21, 2009

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    My Mother And Father

     my mother has it the worst.she has bad episodes where she can not breath.ny dad has bad spells of coughing.it is really sad to see them in this shape.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Feb 5, 2010

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