posted on Feb, 16 2014 @ 12:21 AM
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
Thanks...I've been thinking that I may need to lay off the bottle of Merlot on Friday's. On Saturday's, which it still is in California (currently)
I may have two glasses...but dam...here comes the massive more than a pack a night!
That's insane to me on Sunday when I wake up to have coffee and no cigarettes because I smoked them all on Saturday night!
That was me. I would wake up and not be able to take a deep breath without wincing at the tightness in my chest after chain smoking for hours. You
think to yourself, how stupid can you be? It's hard. I loved it though. I didn't love the side affects. I got pneumonia a few years back and wound
up in ICU for 8 days. I would go down and smoke at the front doors with my IV pole.... Why would I even admit to that? Because that is how ridiculous
the addiction is. When I left the hospital, I left with a diagnosis of COPD at 30 years old. I still smoked. I only decided to quit, when my
husband's breathing got so bad he was passing out when he coughed. They told him (also a smoker) that he would be on oxygen before he was 40 if he
didn't do something. I laid in bed, listening to him cough and thought what a complete dumb ass I must be. That morning I got serious about it.
Do check into the ecigs. I am not sure I would have been able to stick with it at first if I didn't have the "physical" aspect of smoking
"something". I tried patches, gum, wellbutrin, etc. None of it worked like the ecigs. You will still have to work through it, but it makes your
success rate much higher I think.
Don't beat yourself up about it. We've all been there. FWIW, it took about a week and I could feel a huge difference in my breathing, and over all
health. I am still noticing it getting better all the time. It's never too late. If you fail... try, try again!