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So I'm checking in a day early because I know tomorrow is going to be hectic but it will
Be my 1 month milestone for not smoking. The actual not smoking is getting easier everyday. I barely think about it now and barely notice when others light up in front of me.
Everyday I am learning something new about myself and to be honest it's not always something good. This week my gums began to feel very sensitive so I went to the dentist and it would appear I have moderate to severe gum disease that was being hidden by my smoking and the way it constricted the blood vessels in my gums. It is going to take a lot of dentist visits and my fair share of discomfort in the dentists chair to try to save my teeth but something else I've learned about myself since quitting smoking is that I'm actually a positive happy person and I'm so happy I quit when I did and in time to receive dental care before my teeth were to far gone and if I do have to face a worse case scenario now that I'm a non smoker I am an eligible candidate for implants instead of dentures.
On a lighter note I have started running and yoga and my middle son hasn't had an asthma attack since I quit which is a huge accomplishment considering it's spring. I think the key message here is if you are wanting to quit or thinking about quitting don't use the fear of what you might discover as an excuse to not try, because if you do those same things your trying to keep hidden will only become worse. im saving my future one unsmoked coffin nail at a time. I hope you will all join me.
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