It's been awhile. I ask that my friends who were worried about me, please forgive me. They know me well by now. They know that when I disappear it's because I climbed into a deep hole of depression. It happens. But I know it was even worse when I smoked and I'm grateful for the good days.
But I'm off topic. The topic is your lungs. Now, that I'm expert on - not because I chose it but because COPD chose me - with the help of Sickerettes, of course. So I was diagnosed with COPD almost 9 years ago. March 14, 2010. I quit smoking 6 days later - the first day of Spring. And then I began to learn about lungs and lung diseases.
Lung diseases are much like Sickerettes - they travel in packs. COPD is the umbrella term for lung diseases - plural. I have several of them and now am Stage 3 of my progressive diseases. Trust me, you don't want to go there!
Guess which is the healthy lungs picture. I'll bet you already know! But you still resist healing. Here's another picture of cilia, the hairlike fibers that line the windpipe and clear away harmful bacteria and viruses that can give you respiratory illnesses like pneumonia.
That's what we did to our lungs and cilia. Not a pretty picture!
Well, I could go on and on - suffice to say I really would like for you to take this to heart - and lung! Breathe in deeply, right now, and Thank God that you still can - then pledge to quit smoking no matter what! Your lungs will Thank You and so do I!
Here's an article on ways to cleanse your lungs:
That means Live Long and Prosper! Ask Mr. Spock - oh, you can't - he died of COPD! But you still have a choice!