I had an appointment with the Smoking Nurse on Friday. Friday appointments with two particular nurses are for those who are quitting or those with respiratory problems.
Sitting in the waiting room with at least 8 other people I noticed (or rather heard!) at least 4 with severe breathing problems. The way they could only take a certain amount of air in, how the air they struggled to take in only seemed very shallow but painful to draw. The rattle that accompanied the shallow but laboured breathing. The hesitation that each inhale and exhale is completed in. To breathe any quicker you just know would result in a sever coughing fit.
We all know knew why we were there and no words were needed.
In fact after sitting there thinking , there but for the grace....... I really didn't need to see the nurse, sitting there was a sad but bloody good reminder of why this quit is going to work.
I did see the nurse but I won't be going back. 10 mins in that waiting room did more than any future visits with her will do.
I can and I will do this. There is no room for iff and butts.