What's that crackling sound?
Its not fire wood burning in the fire pit .
Its not walking on dry leaves in the fall .
Its the sound that lungs make because of years of too much smoke and lung disease . It's COPD .
Its a sound any one of us , at any age can have.
COPD can be mild , silent until you hear the crackling sound .
It's a sound any one of us would be concerned about because we were smokers .
Crackling sounds are a concern when you have any form of lung disease or COPD .
For years we swept / I swept smoking under the rug . There was no reason for concern .
For years I ignored the side effects of smoking because I didn't hear my lungs crackling . I didn't cough , I wasn't breathless . For years I thought I was spared . There were no warnings other than what was on the pack until ......
Mild copd can show no symptoms , in fact most people aren't diagnosed until they have moderate COPD . I was diagnosed early but I ignored it .
Pardon me for being blunt now ok . I know you understand.
Are you on the fence about quitting ?
Get off the fence ! Quit smoking now pleas ! Don't just half heartedly quit , QUIT ! Take it seriously because you are of worth and value to the ones you love . Don't wait for the crackling to begin .
Don't wait for the breathlessness to begin !
Quit now so you can enjoy the crackling of the fire in a fire pit over hot chocolate with your friends and family and eat toasted marshmallows or s'mores x 4 . Walk , breathe , laugh , smile .
Listen to the cracklings of the leaves under your feet .