Mr Opposite

Me: “So how much do you smoke Sir?”

Mr Aveloar-Coalescence: “Two packs a day. I increased it from one pack because I find it makes my COPD better.”

7 Responses to Mr Opposite

  1. Jason says:

    While working as an EMT I took care of a guy on home oxygen once who was having a mild case of COPD exacerbation. He knew we weren’t going to let him have a cigarette when we showed up, so he decided to have one after he called 911 but before we arrived.

    By the time we arrived, he wasn’t just having trouble breathing: he had a burn. It was thin and long, and started under his nose, ran up along his cheeks over his ears, and then down his neck until it came to his clothes. From there, his clothes were burned, and a long line of black char went out across the floor to his oxygen concentrator. Just like a nasal cannula would. . .


  2. Dr. Grumpy says:

    “Also, I do better with CO2 than O2. Just put me in direct sunlight and I’ll photosynthetize.”

  3. Officer Cynical says:

    Later, I’ll shoot myself in the head. Twice.

  4. C says:

    I think perhaps you met my father.

  5. C says:

    *slow blink*

  6. Don says:

    When I was an EMT, I saw this type of behavior. It was most common with people who smoked menthol cigarettes.

    I knew of a couple people who their doctor encouraged them to continue to smoke menthol cigarettes until they died. Their COPD wasn’t diagnosed until their 80′s and the Doctor decided the withdrawal from the menthol would kill them faster than the COPD would. Since the one I am most familiar with lived until his 90′s, maybe the doctor had a point.

  7. C says:

    Well he could have said he smokes marijuana for his COPD-I guess some vague study said it would help and now some of the crazies are actually doing it.

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