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  1. loft

    loft Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2011
    CT
    So tonight my mother was rushed to the hospital ER because she couldn't breathe. Long story cut drastically short... she has been admitted to the hospital because she has COPD. We all know what it is and what it does... but I'm hoping that you guys can keep her in your thoughts for both coping with this and also her new journey to stop smoking. She was a smoker for most of her life, and is 65... so I would estimate around 40 years or so of smoking.

    So torn right now... ugh.
     
  2. taphandle

    taphandle Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 29, 2012
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    Hang in there loft, thoughts and prayers are with you and Mom.
     
  3. Wharf Rat

    Wharf Rat Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    Fresno, Ca
    I hope this helps your mom see the light Loft, my thoughts and prayers are with both of you.
     
  4. 5cardstud

    5cardstud ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2010
    Wash
    Damn Loft. I'm really sorry she has to go through this. I do wish the best for both of you and she, as well as you, will be in my prayers for a speedy recovery.
     
  5. Electricnut

    Electricnut Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 5, 2009
    East Central Ohio
    Praying she comes through this just fine.
     
  6. Lakus

    Lakus Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 4, 2012
    Oslo, Norway
    Hope she's going to be okay. No one deserves this stuff.
     
  7. sashwa

    sashwa ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 20, 2010
    Alcatraz
    Prayers and mojo heading out.

    Hang tough, loft.
     
  8. Iken

    Iken Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2009
    PA,USA
    I'm so sorry man, I'm really sorry for having my phone off last night :( All of our prayers and thoughts are flying .
    I set a link to your phone but it would be a difficult to read. I been researching as much as possible today every chance i get here.
    Here are some helpful links. They are definitely worth reading, I been through them personally.
    A Survivor Story For COPD - Alternative Medicine
    View Archive
    Scientists discover natural therapies treat COPD
    http://www.empowereddoctor.com/10157/stem-cell-treatment-copd/16514/cures-copd
    The COPD Survival Guide
     
  9. Switched

    Switched ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2010
    Dartmouth, NS Canada
    My prayers and thoughts are extended to both of you in this time of need. I wish her all the best and the strength required to kick the habit.

    On a more serious note...

    I believe you still have the odd one (correct me if I am wrong) As you know we vapers to not condemn smokers who still light up, as every cigarette avoided is a good cigarette. OTOH you know that I am a proponent that every cig you light up resets that darn 10-12 week clock towards total abstinence.

    I further believe it is high time you start dealing with your own personal addiction (I know you are and have been struggling). I say this out of love and honesty without any prejudice or malice. I firmly believe that you could be a great source of inspiration for your mom in helping her achieve a healthier lifestyle. If I am totally out to lunch here, please accept my strongest apology. My heart is in the right place.
     
  10. sawlight

    sawlight Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 2, 2009
    Kansas
    I'm so sorry to hear this, try and stay strong for her! Keeping you both in my thoughts.
     
  11. ZooKansas

    ZooKansas Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2011
    Kansas City, MO USA
    Sorry to hear Loft...sending a prayer out to you and yours.
     
  12. loft

    loft Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2011
    CT
    Thank you everyone. I really appreciate everyones thoughts and concerns. Isaac it's cool man, no worries about having the phone off. No need to be sorry :) Thanks for the links, I'll read through them when I have more mental strength, as I am absolutely exhausted after last night. It was absolutely traumatizing.

    Thanks again all,
    <3 loft
     
  13. pizza2me

    pizza2me Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 1, 2010
    Maryland
    Awe man loft! So sorry to hear. Prayers for both of you. As others have said, this I pray will be the opportunity for you to help get her off those damn things. I pray it opens her eyes to give vaping a serious try. I know you have setups for her. Right?

    Hang in there buddy.
     
  14. loft

    loft Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2011
    CT
    Hey pizza man! Thank you. Actually, I don't. I ordered a bunch of stuff over the last day or so which should be here ... soon ... was able to score an Innokin iTaste MVP which I believe might be too much for her to start on but who knows, maybe not. But either way, I figured since that one is getting awesome reviews I would start there... and now I need to get some juice for her to try. She smokes Marb Reds explicitly. So who knows. Need to get her home first. Doc now says he wants her in the hospital until at least Monday... ugh
     
  15. 5cardstud

    5cardstud ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2010
    Wash
    Ikenvape Tobacco Gold is the closest to actual stinkies I've ever tried. I have a touch of that COPD myself. I hope and pray everything turns out good for you both Loft.
     
  16. player30

    player30 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 10, 2010
    Birmingham AL
    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you Loft and your mother. If the hospital is not putting nic patches on her, you might want to suggest it. They would definitely make her less anxious and more comfortable.
     
  17. gramakittycat

    gramakittycat Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    You may not know me but we are "family" here at ECF and I send my prayers to you and your Mom.Never give up;I smoked 2 ppd over 40 years and quit over 3 years ago.My kids thought I never would but I did and many others have also. May God bless......
     
  18. loft

    loft Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2011
    CT
    Yeah she smokes about 1ppd; and has refused any kind of NRT products while in the hospital. She hasn't had a cigarette since the night she collapsed on 11/26 -- maybe she won't even smoke by the time she gets out? I can only hope...
     
  19. Switched

    Switched ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2010
    Dartmouth, NS Canada
    ... we can only hope. maybe she got the scare she needed to kick it. It is sad at times that things have to come to this to smarten us up. Hang in there buddy. :)
     
  20. 5cardstud

    5cardstud ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2010
    Wash
    The last time I went to see my Otolaryngologist he said "So you quit smoking huh?" I ask him why and he told me my throat and bronchial tubes showed it. He was surprised when I told him what I'm using now. I do hope she gets away from smoking and gets well soon.
     
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