I went to my primary doctor this morning to follow up on the hospital stay.
She says that I am doing well in my recovery. Lungs sound nice and clear. Vitals are within my norms.
She also told me what the hospital people didn't.
I have lost more lung. A small amount it's true, but, it is gone forever.
That explains some things that I suspected. There had to be a reason that it was harder to move air than just cold and flu.
I will continue the program to keep everything working as well as they can. Meds, Nebulizer, and exercise.
To all our new quitters.... Keep your quit at all costs!!
You do not want to cause any more damage to your body. Your body can repair minor damage caused by smoking, but, you have to never touch another death stick.
Continue your journey and keep it strong my friends. Keep it alive so you can remain alive longer.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.