Re: Quit Smoking but still sick
I hate to say this but I quit smoking about 11-12 years ago and still I get bronchitis at least twice a year. I have a thyroid condition which affects my immune system so maybe that's why. I have been diagnosed this year with COPD (chronic bronchitis). They called it acute before this year but decided it was chronic after looking back on my medical records. I cannot be in a room with smokers even when my bronchitis isn't bad. I always have a bit of an annoying cough. I was at my in-law's house on Christmas Day and at least 3 of them were sick with a head cold type thing. I have it now and I'm praying it doesn't make my bronchitis flare up but chances are it will.
Believe it or not, I do feel better than I did when I quit smoking. If I would have continued to smoke, I don't think I would be here now. I think I would have been 6 feet under by now.
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