After a wee emergency trip to the hospital with heart palpatations, I was put in a heart ward overnight for observation.
Out of the 6 people in the ward ...ALL 6 WERE SMOKERS, including myself.
I have smoked 40+ a day for over 20 years, Im 42 now.
I had been feeling pretty tired and generally unwell for weeks, a cough was present all day..... I looked grey constantly ... I would sweat heavily and become quite tired when doing any excercise .....I knew things werent good, but though ... I'll be fine.....
The images on the back of cig packets were driving me nuts.... the constant image that it was going to be me.....
After a long chat with the doctor in the ward , I decided that was it.... 1st March 2009
I had a chat with the smoking cessation nurse and decide patches were for me.... (How do you light them ?? lol)
So here we are 4 weeks tomorow..... without a cig.
I feel great, my skin looks coloured not grey, I don sweat as much when working, I dont feel as tired,all in all I feel fantastic.
And Im over Â£250 better off !!!!
I have found it quite easy, every time I felt like I needed a smoke, I ate a bit fruit.... lol I went through a lot of fruit in the first few days
The moments when I think I could do with a smoke are getting less and less.
As every day goes by I think ... no way am I going back ... I've done "this" far, if I have one I would have to go back to square one.
Oh .... another plus, I used to love my cig with a coffee within 5 minutes of getting up ... to overcome this I get up 15 minutes later, so I'm not sitting around, cos I dont have time before I start work - so 15 minutes more in bed !!!
Just thought I would like to join a forum and could offer any support I could.
It's the best thing I've done fo a long time !!!!!