Happy Birthday! You're dying.

Not really, but I felt like I was. Last Sunday was my birthday and what did I get for it? Pneumonia.

So four and a half days later and I still feel about like I have a bad cold but am no longer completely out of commission. I’ve heard that emphysema is a lot like having really bad pneumonia only it never goes away. If I were still a smoker this would be enough to make me quit.

To all my friends and family (and anyone else who will listen): if you still smoke, quit. If you don’t believe how miserable it is go catch yourself pneumonia, let it grow for a bit, then you will get a feel for what your life will be like, day in and day out, should you eventually develop emphysema.

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