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nov,1st,2010 cold turkey !! dont believe in the substutues ,why use them wen iam tryin to get off nicotine right,so only will power and strength will be my savior,aside from the
  support that i recieve from this site

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 Joanne Iuliucci

 

 

   
     
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]Iam a mom of my 4 kids,3 sons and my daughter!! i decided to quit smoking not only for me,but  for my kids as well. im finding this hard, but iam going to try with everything i have in me.the reason Iam alil nervos is i just lost my mother to lung cancer in august,2010, This is the hardest thing im dealin with in my whole llife,she quit smoking 15 yrs ago. so in her memory for my kids and for me to be able to breath normal  agian i decided to stop smoking!!! and now iam learning how to work this site lol. thanks to whoever got this up and going,i have to say,thanks and great job.and to every person out there,best of luck to u all. I put up a pic of my daughters hip neices wrist and nephews arm, they just went together for tats in memory of my mother, my daughter has hope with wings, theres a dove and my nephew has family.R.I.P. mom.8-4-10---xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen

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                                                                       ( 2011 )

So,Here Iam,The beggining of a whole new yr,with a whole new life. A life I never wouldve thought id create 4 myself. I quit smoking nov 1st,cold turkey(,N.O.P.E ) after that,and its the best thing I ever did in my life.As a smoker for 40 yrs,and a person with copd,I have to ask myself,WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKIN!! Well,I wasnt then,but Iam now. :) One thing i learned is you will be very surprised at what u can do after u quit,the energy,the stregnth u thought u didnt ever have,And boy, the things I didnt no but am now learning!! my suggestion to you,weather ur new to old here, never smoke. ohh I guess u did or u wouldnt be here :) ok, then quit,b/c if we dont quit smokin, the smoking will quit us!! well, For the new yr, I decided to look for a new dr. When ur not comftable with ur doctor, then its time to move on, so I found a reli good one I think, I shall see in the city to help me manage my copd.I know Ill never regain my full  breathing capacity,but I can live a whole lot longer and i plan on doing just that.so, I will be keepin a journal on my health and this new dr i found---,my 1ST appt is jan,19th, ok scratch that appt cancelled,new appt, feb,1st..welllll, its was understandable,dr had to bring her mom to the e/r, I wonder if her mom was a smoker,she is a lung speialist u no :)

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                                                         Smoking doesnt RELIEVE cravings.

                                                               They only CAUSE  them!!!        just some food for thought!!

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Jan ,29,2011 !!!                                                                  TO GROW OLD & WISE YOU HAVE TO

                                                               1ST GO THREW YOUNG & STUPID!! :)     HOW TRUE IS THAT!!!

OK ,SOME PEOPLE DRINK FROM THE FOUNTAIN OF KNOWLEDGE

WHILE OTHERS JUST GURGLE!!!

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Jan,31,2011  MY 3 MONTH ANNIVERSARY!!!  AND I  FEEL GREATTTTTTT :)         

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FEB 1ST, 2011----   My 1st lung specialist appt in the city, (10 am.)  Well, today i had my FEV1 test, with 33% lung function, but i have 95% oxygen, even the dr was taken by surprise with that,but Iam gona say yoga has something to so with it,which i began a few days after i quit smoking. nov,1st 2010 92 days ago, Iam going to have a cat scan just waiting for arthorization, did blood work, and wen  all the tests are completed ,I will go to resportory rehab. so today I began cardio, 10 min yoga then 10 min cardio, this is just the beggining now, my life counts on this now, and after all, we only have one life, so cheers to my life and yours !! :)  I HAVE THE CONTROL,& I will make sure i work this out 10000 %  have a smoke free day b/c i know I will :)

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Catscan..wed,,feb,23,,  530 am, , drs appt wed,march 2nd     

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wed,march 2,2011, drs 12 noon,!!!          Everything went ok, the c/t  shows a noduale at 1.5 cm. but radiology request a biopsy be done, well, i wish it were as simple as it sounds,but did u know that wen u have severe emphysema /copd that just makes everything so much more harder!!   with severe emphysema my chances of my lung collapsing is high.so well do the pet scan,will be done march 8th . then if that lights up well then, well have to come up with something,but till then ill stay smoke free!!

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Tueday,March,8th,2011,   pet scan, 945 am, on bard ave, whole test took one hr and 45 mins. now waiting for results????? but Iam very optomistic!!!! so well see..........................................................

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ok so like i thought,the noduale is to small for petscan to pick it up, so im gona wait and repeat it,if it grows,well then ill sit and talk,till then Im gona live each day as if it was my last :)) DRS APPT,WED, APRIL,6,1030AM.

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 4-6-11, well, numbers went down so it wasnt so good but coulda been alot worse too. recomended rehab asap and was told to start thinkin of lvr or transplant, rehab can help to the point u wont need surgery so rehab it is, gota work/work/work hard :)

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4-26-11  REHAB, 6 MIN WALK, THURSDAY,4-28-11 REHAB PULMO STRESS TEST.

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monday,may 9th admitted to nyu hosp. for 3 wks ,may 26. lungs stoped workin, i couldnt breath. loosing my 02 wen i walked around, doing much better now. my worst fear, being interbated.. this was a close call, next time i might not be so lucky..i was suctioned tho for the 1st time in my life,and all i did wrong here was get a cold..my advice here, quit smoking of corse but also, ur copd/emphysema, listin to ur bodies, they talk out loud to u and can save ur life!!next drs appt. june,9th thursday.11am.

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OK, SO I GOT MY PAPERS FOR COLUMBIA PRESS. HOSP. FOR POSSIBLE LUNG TRANSPLANT.

APPT IS AUG 19TH 2011 TO MEET WITH SURGONS AND PULMO TEAMS. I FEEL LIKE ITS ALL A DREAM.

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so today i meet the team for lung transplants at columbia prsbytarian hosp, they were talking and most of the time i found my self drifting off like what the hell am i doing here,could I really have done all this damage by myself or what? the nurse says one thing dr says another, at the end of my 2,1/2hr consult, dr says well, I believe u can benifit from this u need lungs, So im oving on to pre evalauation now, (TESTING) now ill get a letter in a wk or so with testing dates and what tests to do, already did 13 tubes of blood,urine and a tetnus shot. I think im gona fins a thing here or somewhere to make a journal of my transplant experiance weather i get one or not, gota ask my sister to help me on that, or i have a friend that will help me, but its important i think to do.

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 So, im now done with my evaluation, did all my testing too, met the surgon on dec 8th, i get the pre call on dec 23rd,the call that says if im listed or i can go 3 more month as is with my own lungs.worst case senerio.. i live 1-2 yrs 5 yrs mayb. this one im leaving up to god right now.i luv life to much to keep thinkin about dying.

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your always welcome to follow my journey.living strong in the end, a day in the life of a copder.www.caringbridge.org/visit/joanneiuliucci.org.nothing more maybe you will learn a thing or two.xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxo

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Heres To 2012 !!

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 HOSPITLIZED FEB,2012 NYU 3WKS, COPD EXACERBATION. ICU FOR 6 OF THEM DAYS.

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               I HAVE A WEBITE WELL 2 ACTUALLY.

ONE IS CARINGBRIDGE.ORG/VISIT/OANNEIULIUCCI  THATS A REALLY GOOD ONE, MORE PERSONAL & ITS WHO I WANT THERE, MY OTHER ONE, WELL, IAM TRYING TO SEND AWARENESS ABOUT SMOKING, COPD,END STAGES, TRNSPLANT FOR LUNGS, THAT ONE GOES ALL OVER THE WORLD :)      BUT UR WELCOME TO FOLLOW ME THERE AS WELL. THAT IS!      www.wordpress.com joannesjourneyforlungs. the link is in my brain storm blog.

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Wedensday,May ,22,2012 Im activley listed with uno for a double lung transpalnt with new york columbia pressbytarian..this is where smoking sickorettes has brought me.. stage 4 copd with end emphysema..The rest of my story is how to stay quit & life on the list :) in smobrity 570 days ..ON May,25th, I signed papers for ex-vivo lungs :)) they will be nutured conditioned & well luved b4 i even get them :))

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Brief Description

My name is Joanne, they call me jojo :) iam 53 yrs old & i started smoking at the ripe ol age of 12.. i decided to quit & take back my life nov 1st 2010, i say my mother who died of lung cancer in aug 2010 saved my life, i dedicate my quit to my mother!! Today the only thing i got from smoking is stage 4 copd w/ end emphysema, iam in the process of a lung transplant.anyone interested in the life of a copder in the end stages are welcome to folllow me threw my journal. www.caringbridge.org/visit/joanneiuliucci I suggest you quit smoking b/c itll suck the life right out of you. you can do it,


Website

Joannes Journey june 28th 2012 lung transpalnt   (on fb) open page :)


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from bklyn, live in staten island have 3 sons 1 daughter married to my best friend.jim.


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its all about how you think...

Posted by jojo29 Apr 13, 2016

if you change your thinking more towards positive you will be more ikely to succeed . Think you cant believe me you wont . I never realized how bad smoking was really self distructive untill i quit for good. and my quit jouenry began right here..on ex.were actualy killing ourself ,one puff @ a time. you can do this and never let anyone tell you any different .Stand up for your life and stick to your quit ,no matter how many quits it takes you will do it . or you wont breathe.my name is Joanne ((jojo))  and i was a 40 yr smoker,and im 5 yrs 5 months smober.it took stage 4 copd with emphysma on my death bedy with 12% lung capasitity to quit , a lung transplant saved me 3 yrs 8 months ago,if i can do it so can you & change all your habits. Its amatter of life and death to struggling to breathe on oxygen and bedridden. you have a choice , choose wisely :)   today is still here and tomorrow is a new day . 

if you can breathe and have no lung damage be very thankful count your blessing and keep your quit .

just some words of encouragement  together you can do it ...take care of the only body you have !! stay strong everyone & never give up .. Joanne xoxox And a great big shout out to all my buddy here old and new , love you guys forever xox 

jojo29

holidays came and went

Posted by jojo29 Jan 2, 2016

Once i made it threw the holidays ,I new i was done with smoking !! The hustle & bustle , the crowds the drinking , which i didnt do in the first few months , not even 1 as they go hand in hand with eachother like penut butter & jelly :) So i hope any newbie stayed strong & keeps moving forward. smoking is just a waste of timeand life . & its self distructive . Anyway I came by to wish you all a very happy healthy new yrs & let the good times roll for 2016 <3  Hawve a great smoke free yr :)   & love to all xoxox 

 5 yrs 2 months smokefree <3   you caqn do ity to, you just gotta believe !!

jojo29

5 years & going strong

Posted by jojo29 Nov 2, 2015

Good morning everyone here at ex :)  I wanted to stop in last night from my phone but it wouldnt let me so here im today :) So hows it going out there, Yesterday at 130 pm I made 5 yrs smoke free & when i sit and think how i couldnt go threw 5 min to 5 hrs without smoking & look at me now , Its a great feeling & I did it right here with the help of so many people, If I name them all ill be here all day &  they all know who they are :) well I ended up with stage 4 copd/emphysema & had a lung function of 12-14%  I was on oxygen 24/7  I was really struggling to breathe , I couldnt walk to much and near the end i was taking 3 steps stop 3 more stop , it was horrible for someone 52 yrs old , Just to let you guys know , i was diagnosed at 35 with beggiing of copd , so dont think bc you are young it cant happen to you, All smoking related diseases do not discriminate ,trust me! copd will never dissapear it will onlyu get worse esp if you continue to smoke! ( like me )  But at 54 I ended up with a yr maybe to live ,it was march of 2012 that i was told that while in icu , I made the transplant list , i was all of 91 pounds maybe 93  not much difference , In june of 2012 I recieved my gift of life , a left lung & my lung function wemnt from 12-14 to 75% :)  right now its 62 because of a few bumps in the road but thats ok I can breathe now and im living my life like theres no tomorrow :) Iam back to work to , anyway learn all you need to know about smoking & quitting and never let anyone tell you it cant be dont,( misery loves company)  you can do this .. set rules for yourself & follow them all, pep talks to your self , I uded to talk to myself all the time , Use a straw for that hand to ,mouth thingy ,walk brush your teeth 100 times lmao !!   Always be postive about your quit , if you are negitive you will have negitive sucsess .. its all in your mind ,how you think.. Know your worth & live life bc we only get one :) well in my case 2  LMAO  No but all kidding aside ,transplant is no joke , people think your cured , your not , but it beat the odds so im all good . this month is lung cancer & copd aweness month , its a great time to quit smoking :)  pick a date and go with it .. I now have a grandson i travel I do the transplant games of america & compete, last yr i took home 4 medals ,and i won one for the longest jump ,lol I jumped over 5 feet , Me  holy canoli  LMAO  life is good everyone and hope to see you guys smoke free  :) I tell every one to keep trying , try and try again bc you never know what quit will be your last , so go for it & make life wonderful , when i die , im gona have a smile on my face bc im truly thankful for my life my smobrity & I count my blessings everyday .. I smoked over 40 yrs & im 5 yrs quit ( smoba )  HA LMAO !! Have a great day guys !!

jojo29

To Breathe or not to Breathe...

Posted by jojo29 Mar 21, 2015

The choice is up to you!!!  We Now live in a world where smoking  commercials, copd lung cancer & the after shocks of health hazards are wide spread and out there, Most people ignore copd lung disease symtoms & figure they will worry when the time comes thinking they have a life time to do so. Little do people relize tho life is so short, here today and gone tommorow.. Today I worked a health fair in new jersey, I worked on organ & tissue donation, it was great , met with alot of people & did talk about smoking ,copd and lung cancer.. I was asked by a pastor if he has events will I do my table on  organ donation, I said absolutly, I then went to him before i left and said , I have a question, if and when I run a table for you would you mind if I promote copd & lung cancer awareness too on the same table b/c not once do i see any tables for smoking related diseases .. He said absolutly no problem... moral of my story is never forget where you came from what you fought for and how to make a difference for someone eles :)   I do alot of health fairs  but my favorite one is on N.Y Giants Stadium. This yr it falls on my 3rd lungaversary woohoo   (( june 27th and 28th )  Im excited to the bones LMAO 

I just wana say i highly recommend if you lve near or see health fairs in your area, Go ,, Today i got my breast exam (( for free )) happy to say my twins are good LMAO i GOT MY EYES CHECKED  :) They are good if i wear glasses :) and my blood presure done which is high  has been high for a few days and my blood taken for surgar,, its free people  freeee   LMAO   They also give you a paper for results to hand over to your dr.. and least but not least they have a phyisical therapist there doing all spiromotrys there, and that test will tell you the breathing portion and if you should seek a lung dr.. 

well Have a good night/morning & stay smoke free !! Give the body a break <3   in smobrity 4 yrs 4 mo..  

and for them green beer drinkers have a few for me lmao !   Stopping in to wish everyone a very happy st patty day & remember that drinking goes with smoking like penut butter & jelly, Be careful be smart. No reason in the world to smoke & every reason in the world to not smoke <3

wishing  a dear friend here (( Shawn)  a very happy 3 yrs smobriorty.. I still remember your beggining & and very happy  to still be here  3 yrs later, you been kicking butt & good for you :)   Much luv everyone ,cooking my cornbeef cabbage and potatoes with rye bread, not a fan of soda bread & did you know that its an irish diiner for an american Irish day that back in irland they dont every eat this stuff  LMAO  go figure right  !! lmao

Cabbage is my favorite of the meal  & the boiled potatoes too with tons of butter salt & peper lolol..  I feel for my co owrkers tomorrow  LMAO  but nothig to smoke over  4 1/2 yrs for me (( Walla ))   Enjoy everyone & stay smoke free Its the only way to be <3

Hello Everyone, Happy smoke free football Sunday & may the best team win :)

So its been a while since I posted , so Im an oldie but goodie now  over 4 yrs in smobrity  after a long history of killing myself (( 40 yrs )) what the heck was I thinking .. (( I wasnt ))  I never thought I can ever quit till I came here & let me tell ya  this place is the greatest place that I called my home away from home & Ill never forget it or the people that helped me threw,   I waited to quit ,means I got sick then quit & by that time I was stage 4 copd /emphysema, young diagnosed at 44  well 37 with the beggining of emphysema , so dont let age fool you,sick lungs dont show!!   loong story short I was on oxygen 24/7  missed my sons football games , events my daughter did in college  and spent many weeks in icu , One thing to remember is your lungs do not repair themselfs, once they are damaged they are damaged and if you quit smoking  they can prolong from getting further damage but never repair, my biggest mistake was i kept smoking thinking  I had time .. and not me .. truth is you dont have time & loung disease does not discriminate , so never say not me , I had to have a lung transplant ( a single left lung )  They were giving me both but there was something wrong with my donor lung so I got one and im the most greatful person on earth with my one!  I went from not being able to breathe  my lung capasity was down To 14%  . In 2 yrs time Im now at 75 %  one lung :)  im so proud lmao  I entered the transplant games of america in july 2014  I ran i jumped I played basketball  & we won championship  WOOHOOO  LMAO   I took home 4 medals .. I seen my daughter gratuate College and become a R/N  nurse , Im seeing my youngest gratuate h/s this yr  (( hopefully ))   I m out doing events on organ donation, quit smoking, I deal with young kids now , and I became a grandmother of a beautiful healthy baby boy  whom I love to peices & boy all i can say is life is good on this end,  you will be surprised what you can do if you give it your all .. we smoke for many reasons  how many say its stress , lol  bet all of you :)  but stress is a daily part of life , change is good , I dont no how many days i have  now b/c my quit clock is gone &  I am having trouble making a new one LMAO  but I do know im 4 yrs and 3 months free from the biggest stressful situation ever , isnt it more stressful thinking all the time about quitting then it is to actually give it up  really , well you all can do this , its not easy but it is very doable :) just dont wait !!

& who you are :)  hello everyone , those who know me know me well & those who dont can read all about me in my profile , for the newbies , life gets better within your quit , urges get weaker & less  life is good and greener on that other side  & remember your in control ..Just remember where smoking took or will take you and its no place good !!! a 40 yr smoker 3.1/2 yrs quit & 2 yrs lung transplant :)  Im going strong living breathing and loving it :)

Went to Houston in july , did a transplant games of america, it was 40 states  & it was the most compititive event i ever did in my whole life , I meet other recipients  donor families living donors , it was just the best experience to happen tome :) I did all track & feild , coming from a person who couldnt even take 3 steps on oxygen 24/7  thats a huge lmao  so  let me tell you alil about it , I did  run of 100 meter  i came in 4th out of 8  I was the oldest in my age group , I was also the only lung tx in that group so I did great and ran it in 22.10 sec.. woohoo   I did shot put diskit  which i never did b4 LMAO  soft ball throw   long jump  so i won 2 medals there  a bronze for long jump I jumped over 5 feet  :)    diskit  silver  I  threw 36 feet :)  and i was on the basket ball team  we came in 3rd in the championship game so we got a bronze for that too & one for a 5k ..

I accomplished another goal :)   My lung capasity was 14 with mobility and 15 sitting down , today 71 ..  Fight to live & succeeding the most wonderful feeling so far , all tho they say 5 yrs for lung tx  I say 5 yrs is more then i wouldve had but i plan on being here 20 yrs  18 to go  LMAO

BE STRONG AND COMITT TO YOUR QUIT .. LIKE IS TO GOOD TO BLOW IT UP IN SMOKE :)    jUST FOR TODAY I WILL NOT SMOKE .. KEEP SAYING IT AND NEVER GIVE YOUR SELF PERMISSION  NO EXCUSE IT WORTH DYING FOR .. jOANNE ((AKA JOJO )) LMAO

jojo29

working my way back

Posted by jojo29 Jun 1, 2014

To healthyness :)  a few weeks ago I was working out & woke up one day can barley move plus iam working again :)  on my feet 6-8 hrs a day .. Im trainin g for the transplant Games of americia  which will be held in houston texas july 11th threw the 16 th ill be home , doing tranck & feild :) I need my legs and arms , for the past 3 wks a month this wed. I havent did anything , Just stoped by drs orders , seen my drs this week , I can begin training again but not as much as i was doing , they said i have alot on my plate . well i started to run yesterday , I did ok  I ran today which i did much better , I havent been able to run since i was in my 20s  thanks to smoking & up to 2 yrs ago i was lucky if I was able to walk 3 steps to my bath room & now im running  woot woot :) Smoking nearly killed me , I dont have to tell you my story bc everyone here has a story and basically they are all the same different wording :)   we can talk till we are blue in the face LMAO  BUT ITS ALL UP TO U .. Do you wana quit .. then you will , give this your all  & really mean it .. you can do it . just gota believe :)

Right now i have to do a ivig 5 hrs treatment think this week or next  its for the immuntiy & help with blood , its made out of thousands of human antibodies  & instore threw an iv :)  then ill get a bag of fluids for hydration due to my kidney which are now not functioning properly . I need a shot of arounus  as my red count hemoglobin is .8  soppose to be 12 threw 15  anylower  ill need a transfusion  usually on 6 or 7 . they also took me off imuran (  antirejection drug ) put meback on the very costly one cellcept LMAO  so im going threw changes now  but im not in any rejection so thats the main thing .  but all this is due to smoking .. it changed my whole entire life  smoking did .. you start out being cool ,so you think  then when you can breathe  you think like what the hell was I thinking !!  

never say you cant quit .. we are in control we can do anything we need to do , so never give up on trying !

jojo29

doing a short drive by :)

Posted by jojo29 May 1, 2014

Some of you may or may nor kn ow me , but iam a former smoker & this was my quit line here . yes right here is where  I did my quit after 40 yrs of smoking , Now i come in to say how hard its not really to quit . Iam over 3 yrs now , never imiagined more then 3 days . but it is doable :)  Just believe &  fight it with everything you have .  Trying to breathe when your lungs are so badly damaged is much more worse then the quit it self . I no , I struggled for a long time , Then i had no choice but to get the gift of life , ( new lungs ) by 37 i had emphysema  44 was copd  and almost dead by 50  ! I got my lung transplant in june of 2012 (22 mo ago) and Iam very active with  donate life n/y n/j    I am now competing in the transplant games of america come jully ill be flying to houston Texas & spend 6 days out there :)  coming from someone who couldnt walk more then 3 steps  wore 02 , 24.7 has 4 kids a family  sisters friends neices nephews  Ill be doing track & feild , ok a 100 meter 200 meter a 4x100   a long jump lmao   a soft ball throw , thats should be interesting lmao  and a shot put , never heard of it but iam doin it LMAO   ill bowl  play darts and do a 5k  woot woot houston here i come :)  I had my story told all over to prevent smoking  i spoke a collages  & will have anotrher one by sept ( collage kids are pretty cool )  they listen & seem interested :)  I spoke on a staten island cable show for copd smoking & lung disease .. I did a wellness & health at giant stadium representing n.y columbia pressbytarian hosp. :)  yea so Iam busy and also went back to work  :)     3 yrs ago i was dying ,, literitly  for real had 6 mo to live b4 i got my lungs , this place helped me get it all togther quit & now all good things iam so greatful for .. If i did it ,, you can do it .. There anr many oldies here  That i still hold in my heart & will do so forever . listen to them .. they are strong smart & sincere . smoking is not worth dying for ... tips .. for urges ..lemons  suck on lemons  key is take the edge off by keep as busy as possible .  run jog work out // be determined & set goals /    if you constanly fixuate on smoking you are setting yourself up to fail .. distraction my friends .. distraction .. if you follow that iam sure you will make it , if not keep trying you will never know what quit will be your last :)

hey thomas  tommy :) cyn, Joanne 2  LMAO  maggie ,  I hope all you guys are doin well and goin strong :) dale lolol   nancy  diane .  where would i be without u <3    well meds to do  luv u all and make it a quit to remember  its a thing you wont regret :)   Joanne  smokefree   1276 days :) & going strong :)

Happy Friday everyone ! Passing threw to say hi to my old friends and make some new friends ,LMAO hey the more the better . hope all you oldies out there are doing as well or better since we last spoke , Im doing very well. So this postis noty about what smoking will do to you bc iam sure 99% of you already know what smoking does to your lungs , But did you know that smoking actually put little holes in your lungs , if anyone gets a chest xray or c/t scan ask your dr to explain all them little white spots you see, On mine they showed me the whole lung was covered in white spots ( all emphysema ) the color around that is the lung thats left , Interesting huh, I barly had a lung , geeezz I smoked 40 years iam quit over 3 yrs 3 months ( go me ) had a left lung transplant 19mo ago, and iam a survivor (knock on wood)

I owe my quit to this page and the people that helped me along ,and you all know who you are :) Im activly running a quit smoking page on facebook to . I have a joannes journey page , I keep active with transplant activites , writing & lets face it guys , smoking has not one good thing about it , its all what we think its all about and dont listin to everything you think LMAO  now quitting well thats when you begin to live again , I can walk ,laugh , play with my little nieces and nephews , I walk up to 5 miles  yeaaa  , I am very strong with exercise as that is what keeps you healthy & strong lungs :) I do teo bo strength. omg hard but keeps me going  and iam running in the transplant games of america come july 2014 .. Its held in houston texas to bring awarweness about organ donation & transplants . so im with team liberty now  yippppi lmao   Ill be rinning track, doing a 5k , basketball (maybe) & bowling & iam looking forward to this .. 19 months ago I couldnt walk 5 steps without coughing & trying to breathe. I never went out and im out all the time , I have my life back & ill never smoke another KILLERETTE again .. So quit now while you still can and gain the life of breathing that your missing out of , & if your in a weak spot .. come right to this page , let the people talk you threw it, I use to be here 24/7  post after post , lmao   no matter what do whatever it takes , and btw I have a friend here who once told me to laugh , laugh even when you dont wana laugh , sing and dance , so i did take hisadvice and it was the best advice i ever took iam still lmao (lmao)  Thanks Dale lmao

well enjoy your quit, make the best of the bad change the way you think be strong and be positive !! live life on a roll :) you can do it ! Joanne aka, jojo  from ny lmao quit days 1187 days free  woot woot

jojo29

happy holiday !!!

Posted by jojo29 Sep 14, 2013

Happy Holiday to all my Jewish friends here! My best friend is Jewish & im goin there to help the celerbrate the new year .. not one person there smokes ! :) im hanging in there been busy & having issues with kidneys now due to all the meds ,another journey in my life LMAO ILL EXPLAIN IT ALL WEN I KNOW MYSELF. BUT TO ALL THE PEOPLE HERE ,KNOW THAT SMOKING SUCKS UR LAST BREATHE RIGHT OUT OF YA.. SM0KING BROUGHT ME TO COPD, LUNG TRANSPLANT, NOW KIDNEY ISSUES ,SMOKING TAKES YOU ON A RIDE YOU DONT EVER WANA BE ON.. HAVE A GOOD HOLIDAY :) BREATHE EASY & REMEMBER LIFE GOES ON. GOIN ON 3 YRS SOON (NOV)  GO ME (LMAO)  WAS A 40 YR SMOKER!! ALSO, YOU THINK THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH U, WELL SICK LUNGS DONT SHOW :) & IF U RELI DIDNT WANA SMOKE YOU WOULDNT BE HERE NOW WOULD YA.  YOU ARE THE ONE IN CONTROL.... HAPPY HOLIDAY :)

jojo29

THANK YOU

Posted by jojo29 Aug 28, 2013

JUST SAYING THANKYOU ALL FOR ALL THE BIRTHDAY WISHES , THIS IS SO GREAT :) IT FEELS RELI GOOD TOBE 40 AGAIN (LMAO) NOTHING WRONG WITH WISHFUL THINKING .. <3

ALTHO , BEING 56 IS A GREAT FEELING !! I WASNT SUPPOSE TO SEE 55 ,SO HEY IM A LUCKY PERSON TO BE 56 .. SMOKING NEARLY SUCKED THE LIFE RIGHT OUT OF ME SO TO BE ANOTHER YR OLD I APPREACIATE THE BIRTHDAYS NOW :) NOT EVERYONE MAKES IT TO MY AGE ..

HANG IN THERE TO ALL WHOIS QUIT, JUST STARTING , IT MAYBE HARD AT FIRST BUT ALWAYS KEEP IT IN UR HEAD IT DOES GET BETTER ,IT GETS EASIER,& LIFE GOES ON . TH THING THT KEPT ME GOING WAS I KEPT THINKING HOW IT WAS IN MY BEGGINING AND HOW ILL NEVER PUT MYSELF THREW THIS AGAIN, NOT ONLY WAS I STRUGGLING TO BREATHE , ON 02 , A FEW MONTHS TO LIVE , I STOPPED AND ASKED IS IT RELI WORTH IT ..(((( HELL NO)))))  IT TOOK ME TO  LUNG TRANSPLANT .NOT EVERYONE MAKES IT THREWTHIS .& IM ON A ROLL FOR NOW I HAVE GOOD AND BAD WEEKS & I DO THE VERY BEST I CAN . SO IF YOU ARE QUIT OR QUTTING .. KEEP IT UP .. ITS NOT WORTH THE BULL &&^^%%  :)  LMAO

AGAIN THANK YOU ALL FOR THE B/D WISHES :) LUV YOU ALL  1032 DAYS QUIT AFTER SMOKING 40 YRS .. LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!

jojo29

where itll lead

Posted by jojo29 Aug 25, 2013

Hi all... well stopping in to see how my buddys are doing &some new buddys :)   hope everyone is enjoying life :) 

Some of you may know  karen (oldies should no her ,her b/f passed away of copd which is got at an early age 30s ,we metyesterdy for the 1st time, shes a wonderful person , she had dinner here ,itwas so nice to meet her :) 

as for me some know threw facebook, that i was on a talk show for staten island cable ,: ) i spoke about smoking copd, lung transplant, if any one is interested in seeing it , the guy has it on u tube as well :) http://youtu.be/M4s7vmR99is

try this link if not just goto ... lung disease & awareness itll come up .. :) thanks for watching , ill take the feed back good and bad , if u have any .. well have a good smokefree sunday ..