This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your true story.
Hi Lisa. Your true story nearly brought tears to my eyes. I am so very glad that you're doing well now, and that you stopped smoking. It's bad that you had to learn the hard way, but, how does that saying go..'Better late than never'..Now, you can continue to feel better and better, rather than keep getting worse.
It's sad that you lost your dad when he was so young. No one should have to pass at 44 years old. Wow, you had many family members with lung problems! I had a great friend years ago named Rosemary. I remember how she struggled with breathing. She kept losing part of her lung through cancer procedures, and had to learn how to breath better with less lung. It was tough, but she was a fighter. Eventually, she lost the fight. She never smoked a day in her life, though. It baffles me that people with great lungs smoke so much. I have asthma, so I'm actually a bit impressed how good some people's lungs are.
If I'm even in the same room with someone smoking, I have an asthma attack.
So, yes, your great story was obviously thought provoking to me, as it is, I'm sure to everyone who reads it. Who knows, maybe you'll inspire some WDC members to quit smoking, or to help someone else to quit. I like how you named several ways and ideas of how to go about it. Gosh, isn't our modern medical science terrific!
Nice work, also, with including talk about properly educating children about the dangers of smoking. 'Get them in the bud', my grandfather always said!
Lisa, I really love your writings because they are so reader friendly. I like that you left space between the paragraphs so well. It gives your story an 'airy' feel, which is perfect for your 'breath of fresh air' story. Nice work.