24 HOURS!!!!!

Yabby dabby dooooooo and i love all you.,Thankyou so much for all taking time too support me your replys are a double wammy for me they dont just give me a big boost they help me too pass through my danger zone during the evening whilst i reply.just too say this is a big fat first for me never succeeded 24 hrs without a cigie always had at least "just the 1-2-3-4-5. AND ALL OF YOU MUST TAKE THE CREDIT FOR THIS!!!!!!! AND ME LOL :) Janexx

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  • Wow - the power of peer pressure, eh...........or as I like to call it, support from friends ! I've never smoked, so can't say I have experience of what it is like for you - my problem is I bake, then eat......sooo hard to resist just one more spoonful of Nutella straight from the jar ! Well done.

  • hello Gidge absolutely support from friends and thankyou so much for yours:). iwas talking with my son about bananas as you do,"ooer i fancy some toast with lurpak and nutella topped with sliced bananas mmm"i said "oh nooo thats just disgusting BANANA with bread or toast not happening" he said and promptly left the room, i love food and cooking the kitchen is hard work for at the mo and i find im draped over the sink catching my breath quite a struggle gives me the raving.But with me not smoking im hoping to get back a bit more staying power.Janexx

  • If you are a Nutella fan, have you made Nutella Brownies? Mmmmm....

  • Nutella brownies for you then! Dead easy - 10ozs Nutella, 2 1/2 ozs flour, 2 eggs - mix thoroughly, put in lined square pan (about 7" X 7"), bake about 20 -25 mins gas 4, 180 C. Enjoy !

  • hello Stitch mmm ilike it alot delicious!Janexx

  • Well, l.lungs, so well done! I am so pleased for you. Your post sounded really positive and up beat. You have proved something to yourself that you have had a successful start. Love Anniexx

  • Hi Annie thankyou so much iam quietly pleased myself very aware very early days but all good at the mo.,hows your day been its been a glorious day here?Janexx

  • Well done, keep it up.

    polly xx

  • Hiya polljj yes i will im feeling fantastic quite puffy but good,thankyou for helping with your support.Janexx

  • "After 20 minutes your blood pressure and pulse return to normal.

    After 24 hours your lungs start to clear."

    Keep going! And be proud! xx

  • Hello Toci well my blood pressure should be brill when i see smokey nurse tomorow that will cheer her up she is such a lovely young woman and i know she will pass that on to doc who will probably faint and wont believe it ,! she thought i was gonna die one day that iwas there you are one strong lady she said im not its the natural instinct of survival.blahblah,so good of you and everyone to keep this support up thankyou kindly.Janexx

  • And the carbon monoxide you have, not sure where but someone will know.

  • "A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes per day will commonly have a CO level of about 20 parts per million. A two-pack-a-day smoker may have a level of about 40 parts per million."

    "Most people will not experience any symptoms from prolonged exposure to CO levels of approximately 1 to 70 ppm but some heart patients might experience an increase in chest pain. As CO levels increase and remain above 70 ppm, symptoms become more noticeable and can include headache, fatigue and nausea. At sustained CO concentrations above 150 to 200 ppm, disorientation, unconsciousness, and death are possible."

  • hello stilltruckin okay so now that im not smoking (get me!)does that leave, or hang around please excuse my ignorance on this? have always been a really heavy smoker and i do have heart probs please can you explain?thankyou for your interest hope to hear from you re co. Janexx

  • Excess carbon monoxide will leave your body 4/5 hours from the last exposure.

    However, it's quite normal for there to be a background level of up 3 parts per million in a typical home, and up to 10 ppm near heavy traffic - occasionally much higher in rush hour - up to 50 ppm.

    Also a small amount is produced within the body as part of normal metabolism, and temporary exposure to low levels of CO has medical applications.

  • Hi stilltruckin thankyou for replying, ok so in theory and hopefully all should be alright?I have a rotten bruised feeling left side of chest will keep my eye on it doesnt wanna be any nasties having flu jab next week!hows you doing? Janexx

  • Well, assuming you haven't relapsed, your CO level is now that of a nonsmoker, and the nicotine in your body will have receded to a subjectively undetectable level, unless you've been using some other delivery system. But your dopamine and serotonin levels are also decreasing as monoamine oxidase is no longer inhibited by tobacco smoke. You'll get used to it . . . eventually.

    I googled left hand chest pain and discovered it's a pretty common concern with many possible causes, stress being one . . .

    I'm doing fairly well at the moment, thanks. xx

  • hi stilltruckin well that all sounds pretty good then,and im happy to say i havnt relapsed this is an absolute first for me have always had theone or five kinda thing im really pleased with the way its going have been on a high have come down with a bump today though so wanted to have 10 today am really weary and had a particular horrid angina attack my spray did its work though,normally when that happens the first thing i reach for is a ciggie so struggled abit but didnt give in so alls good i guess this is all normal just have to stay strong .Thanks for explaining things too me praps you could explain what fev1 stands for,ido always ask questions it would seem my practise a little shy with their infom the last thing they informed me of was well Jane you are at stage 4 this means expect too suffer olot now with infections,having said that ido argue to myself the benefit of knowing the details as to percentages of lung function coz of my own imagination,when i had my heart attack the next year every little pain i had i thought i might be dropping dead!!!lol Janexx

  • Take a deep breath, then empty your lungs as hard and fast as you can - that's Forced Expiration.

    FEV stands for Forced Expiratory Volume.

    FEV1 is the volume of air expelled in the first second of a forced expiration.

    Stage 4 is 'very severe', with FEV1 less than 30% of what would be normal for someone of your age, height and sex.

  • Hi thanks aha I need to win this battle clearly and lively me thinks.thankyou stilltrucking

  • Sorry I'm sending from my phone and for some reason it doesnt like my bedroom.do you have copd ?gonna go bloody phone.janexx

  • You may find your FEV1% increases as you stop smoking. Mine did by quite bit (by 8%) and it is not unusual to see it go up. Another reason to keep on. x

  • hi rick1 what is stillin my body oooer i dont know rick1 does it hang about in our bodies then ihavnt a clue but thankyou for your caring and support.Janexx

  • Well done longlungs you should be so proud of yourself keep up the good work xx

  • Hi Pamela how the devil are you today really really felt for you last night hope you dont feel quite so dark today?me on the other hand am super smashing at the mo so making the most of

    it while it lasts we have some lovely weather here enjoying those rays before the chilly days arrive. Iam pleased all going very well at the mo,thankyou so much for taking the time pamela.Janexx

  • Well done!!

    Be proud of yourself, and imagine being three days, three weeks and one day, three years without them.

    Keep it up, be prepared for tough times, tough it out.... they don't last long.

    Remember ciggies have never made anyone happy, removed a worry or solved a problem..... (the reverse in fact)

    You may start coughing more in a few days, and if so its your lungs having a spring clean, and once over you will cough so much less than you have for years.

    I started to feel better really quite soon after quitting.

    Hope you do too.

    Well done again

    Keep us posted

    Beth xx

  • hello Beth ohh i know cant wait to be saying that. You are definitely right about the ciggies although i thought them my friend and rock i know they were not ,adeadly addiction they were.yes it would be nice to see some benefits sooner rather than later.many thanks for your kind words .Janexx

  • Well done. Soon it will be 2 days, then 5 then ...........

    You are on the right road.

    Lynne xx

  • hiya Lynne is the 1955 the year you were born if so me too .thanks i know it is exciting for me coz iam really doing it and no "oh ones ok" think imust have been going round the south circular never finding the right turnoff, better late than never i found the bloody god damn road ahhh shes abit slow.lol Janexx

  • Well done longlungs. Keep in touch with my mate Will Power


    Your daily tonic

  • Hello KOTC let me tell you old Will Power has been to the gym and is fit as a fiddle and feeling so strong.neg norm passes by" you know you want one," "actually i dont" and off he pops so very good so far 1 day at a time. So thankyou this site has such a good working group of people its brilliant has made the difference to me was a little low waiting too go. but not now my friend im very much alive and kicking and going nowhere .cheers Janexx

  • Woohoo. Bring out the brass band. Brilliant! Well done! :-) :-) Alison

  • Hello Alison it is so great for me at the mo and im clinging to as much positivity as i possibly can need to.believe im having serious cravings,i know i keep saying it but everybody here has made the difference ido feel empowered by everybody so thankyou very very much.Janexx

  • Cheers Stitch thankyou im feeling really good mentally :) Janexx

  • After two days your body is nicotine-free and your sense of taste and smell improve.

    After three days you can breathe more easily, and your energy increases.

  • hi Toci im pleased to say 4th day without ,have been seriously tempted but have stayed strong just said to stilltruckin had a nasty angina attack earlier today which is unusual inormally get them at night no warningcalled variant angina my arteries go into spasm.Spray sorts it fine though so all good.How are you today?Janexx

  • After three days you can breathe more easily, and your energy increases.

    After two to 12 weeks, your circulation improves.

    Just left you a message further up the page to say your FEV1% may improve as you give up the cigarettes - another big plus. x

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