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Today is 33 days smoke free for me. I need to first stress i did not stop because i wanted too, i was told i need to.
Last month i was experiencing chest pains on a fairly regular basis. To cut a long story short the result was a almost complete blocked coronary artery (LAD), stent inserted and on meds for the foreseeable future.
My story is that of a few things, Anger, Excitement, confusion to name a few. Whilst i am greatful for the fact i am still hear to tell the story...i do miss the cigarettes, not all day everyday but mostly daily at some point, i'm hoping it gets easier. Maybe it is harder for me personally as i did not want to give up or i should say i had not thought about giving up.
Daily i have thoughts of "I'm on meds now to prevent anything bad from happening again" and then i think what a silly way to look at it, i've been given a 2nd chance and still i want to smoke! crazy i know.
On the upside of this struggle (1) I am beginning to smell things i couldn't before. (2) i am saving quite alot of money (smoking cost me appx 800-950 a month). (3) Generally i feel better and can breath better.
I will also add i am vaping (no nicotine) purely for the habit/action of smoking, i can say if i did not have this i would definately already be smoking again. Worth noting i started at the age of 15 and am now 41.
Even with all the pro's of not smoking i can honestly say i still miss it everyday and can only hope that passes. I'm probably also feeling abit resentful that it was taken away from so abruptly.
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