Hi, I'm Twinmommy+1 and I am on day one no smokes - page 2

Thank you whoever thought up this thread. I started when I was 17 in rebellion. Spent several years justifying their abuse. Before then I used to be in shape, used to race bicycles as a... Read More

  1. by   Kim O'Therapy
    Congratualtions on taking the first step: Admitting you have a problem.

    I quit 11 years ago. I still get tempted sometimes and I think I have had maybe four cigarettes over those 11 years, but otherwise, I've done well. If you need any help, let me know.
  2. by   gradyrn2b08
    Keep up the good work. I am a 20 year smoker and I recently started the stop smoking process. My father was in the hospital twice after Christmas w/ COPD and lung disease. He is 78 and has smoked since he was ten. Watching him struggle to breathe was an eye opener for me. Now that I have quit everything smells better. I also notice what others who smoke smell like and remember that I use to stink like that. I just quit Feb 1 and have had a few since, but I keep reminding my self of what my father looked liked in the hospital. Also did the math, i have smoked away almost $25000.00 in 20 years. Lot of water , fruit, and the patch. Get gum, lollipops and toothpicks. Know what your triggers are and work with them. Best wishes and good luck. You Can Do It!!!innerconf
  3. by   charlottegirl
    Hi, thanks for this thread It will be 3 years that I have been smoke-free on May 5! I too was hooked....at least a pack a day.....but got an awful case of bronchitis. As I sat up hacking up my lungs up I thought, "Is this what it is going to be like when I have emphysema at age 50??".... dunno, but a light went on and I was done. Not like I wanted to smoke being that sick, so that "downtime" helped. I just know I can NEVER pick one up again. Hang in there, it will get easier. I never crave them anymore.

  4. by   bettyboop
    Still not smoking just over 4 months since i went cold turkey, developed a bad chest infection post giving up but now definatly feel the benefit and passed 2 medicals for my immigration no problem. Also have cut down on my asthma meds dramaticly over the last few months.
    Feel 100% fitter already.
  5. by   NewYorkGirl
    Quote from bettyboop
    developed a bad chest infection post giving up but now definatly feel the benefit
    OMG I got such a horrible cough and resp infection after I quit too! All those poor little tarred down cilia in our lungs trying to break free!!