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I Know Someone With Emphysema

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 23 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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 '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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Im new to this experience in me too , my uncle died with cancer 3 years ago , my aunt was able to remove her tumor 3 years ago so shes ok now , my boyfriends cousin died with...
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F Jan 16

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    Today my thoughts go out to those heroic members that endured Christmas while trying to process a loved one's suicide. I quietly knight you all and pin an invisible Medal of...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I have such a strong desire to grow for someone. I'm so addicted to food that I often find myself raiding my fridge and cabinets every few minutes. I used to feel guilty for being...
    AspiringSSBHM AspiringSSBHM 18-21, M Jan 20

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    Well... This is hard to talk about but tonight is a hard night for me. I can't sleep and I need to be up early tomorrow... There's just too much on my mind I guess. In 2010 I was...
    domancat domancat 22-25, F Jan 11

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    Suicide doesn't take away the pain, it gives it to someone else.
    kolga kolga 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I think all suicidal people are just Angels wanting to return home...But to someone that 'angel' is their home.
    littlegirl03 littlegirl03 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I know those white scars anywhere. the ones that cake your back. I know that reaction anywhere, that one when aomeone moves their arms fast near you. The way you cringe even if...
    everyboby everyboby 18-21 1 Response Jan 11

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    PLEASE ADVISE!!!!! My boyfriend, I love him to bits, but he is constantly muttering about something. Its a constant stream of conciousness about whatever is on his mind. I do talk...
    septemberiscoming septemberiscoming 22-25, F Jan 18

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    Just know you're beautiful to me
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    He goes to my school....and I also have a terrible crush on him hahaha. I'm too nervous to talk to him; let alone make eye contact with him. When he's in my presence, it feels like...
    AICLover AICLover 13-15, F Jan 10

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    I miss you.. You were my anchor, and now I'm floating adrift, lost at sea. You're my strength and my happiness, without you I'm nothing but a walking corpse. Without you I'd rather...
    PorcelainGrenade PorcelainGrenade 13-15, F Jan 20

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    This is exactly what I've been doing with my girlfriend. She knows she's always been sexy, and I think she's so over-confident in her body she doesn't even realize how much we've...
    AFewMoreBites AFewMoreBites 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I do, i really do. Just meet some one with the same name for a little while, since my name is " unique" its kinda hard to find some one . Aleli anyone?
    GrenadeGirl GrenadeGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yo, talk me out bruh. I'd like to hear some a o some mandarin right here right now.
    iTetra iTetra 13-15, F Jan 3

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    I'm one of those people who is fortunate to be friends who I think are beautiful inside and out. But I guess insecurity just really gets on our way sometimes. My friends seldomly...
    camillee camillee 18-21, F Jan 22

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    I have been sitting on the fence for so long trying to figure out what I should do. I have been on this roller coaster ride for way too long. I have tried so many things to fix it...
    Listener5 Listener5 56-60, F Jan 18

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    Any feeders that live in Lansing or Mason Mi, or go to Lansing Community College?
    Desire97 Desire97 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    my best friend has the same name as me c:
    williamshana williamshana 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Im getting fed up with someone in my life that has become a huge douche bag i am walking away . I dislike someone with fake confidence that puts other's down i hate a pretentious...
    lilacstone lilacstone 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? There are so many beautiful names... We will see. 2: Do you miss anyone? Yes. A lot. 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? I...
    littlemissrainy littlemissrainy 18-21, F Jan 22

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    I was raised Mormon, left the church shortly after my little brother experienced a nervous breakdown whilst serving a mission. I had always had a fear of the mentally ill and...
    eviec7 eviec7 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    So Here I am again, I'm writing here again for the same guy I'm thinking when I first wrote here. I know simple things about him like his name, his birthday etc. So if you read my...
    saiberia saiberia 22-25, F Jan 16

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? I have no idea. That would be up to her father as well...maybe? I don't know. 2: Do you miss anyone? Almost always 3: What if I told...
    loveVSlust loveVSlust 18-21, F Jan 21

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Kyla 2: Do you miss anyone? Yes. Two people more than I should. 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? I would laugh and say...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Jan 22

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    When this happens I just go blank. I don't know to get a good conversation starting with just a greeting out of the blue. Maybe I'm just socially retarded. But it's so hard for me...
    ElJuan35 ElJuan35 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I'm not really sure whether I should really post here or not. I don't like small talk. I never did. I hate the point when the awkward silence comes in and I'm forced to say the...
    astrophobia astrophobia 26-30 1 Response Jan 19

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    my perfect man would be... personality: Funny : Can make me laugh, even on a bad day. Serious : Isn't afraid to think or talk about the deeper issues in life. Seriousness is...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    i really want to get to know someone as well as i know myself. i want to know someone who i can ask anything thats on my mind. i want someone who will love me but we are still...
    jelyaudi55 jelyaudi55 18-21, M Jan 21

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? No intention of conciveing kids. 2: Do you miss anyone? No 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? No reaction 4: Ever been...
    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M a week ago

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    Hi, everyone. <3 I hope you all are doing well. <3 I'm sorry I haven't posted anything in a long time, but I'm doing fine and so is Danny. The reason why I haven't posted...
    Yalanda Yalanda 26-30, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I gave you my heart, I gave you my soul, I gave you my life, my love, you stole. I never poured my heart out to anyone as much as I did for you. I did things for you, I said things...
    LonelyAJ LonelyAJ 18-21, M 10 Responses Jan 11

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    I had a dream that I found R. I was so totally overjoyed and so excited that I attempted to jump into his arms. The shock and confusion, even hostility, that he looked at me with...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I want to be special to someone too but i also have to think they're special as well. I know someone who im special to but i don't find them attractive so their feelings mean...
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    My friend Seth in England calls this 'pigeon holing'. Judging someone without really knowing them. It is a hateful and impolite aspect of modern life. If you want to be well...
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The person I thought was my best friend rejected. It hurts a lot but because of my faith I know someone who was also rejected. My Lord and Brother, Jesus and my Holy Mother, Mary...
    spirituallife25 spirituallife25 16-17 1 day ago

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    Yeah. Time getting to know someone. Entrusting them with my hopes and fears. Historical facts about my life. And then she broke my heart!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 10

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    Getting to know someone is definitely important because any kind of relationship, friends or more, can't be only small talk. Yeah there will be small talk, but you do need to get...
    USCCHRIS USCCHRIS 16-17, M Jan 1

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