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Hi, i am 25yrs old, last year i was admitted to hosp with suspected pneumonia and fluid accumulation in a lung, for a week or so beforethis i was suffering very badly with my asthma. I nearly died that night, and was in intensive care not responding even to iv antibiotics and steroids, i do not know what my o2 readings were, but i know the doctors were extremely concerned as they were by my side for hours doing tests, i had to be sedated heavily and was minutes away frm life ssupport before i suddenly picked up. I then spent a further 4 days on a resp ward. I was told that it was highly likely i would soon develop copd. I have smoked since 13yrs, since the hosp episode, i have managed to quit for a few days here and there (mainly when my asthma flares up and i get scared) but always stupidly start to smoke again. I am petrified of getting something irreversible like copd, and i wonder if a yr has been more than enough for me develop it.
I have looked on this site more than anything to scare myself into giving up. I have used non smoking forums as i feel i have no one to talk to due to always feeling so angry with myself.
I know this is all a bit vague, and i dnt know what help im asking for really, but if anyone has any wise words, i would be grateful to read them.
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