Ummmmmmm Day 1

Hi folks,

Was trying to think of a title for this hence the Ummmm :rolleyes: Those that know me will have seen me post here on a few occassions sadly & are probably thinking here she goes again lol.

About 6 weeks ago I posted that I had fallen from another 3 monther & it has taken me till today to finally bite the bullet again. Every day has been a tomorrow that never came well now it has :D

Final stub out 17-07-10 10.07am :)

To all those toying with the just one or struggling with the thought of wanting to start smoking again please learn from my mistake. It's never one as you know & the longer you leave it the harder it is to get back on a quit. All the benefits I felt health wise very quickly disappered, shockingly so. I am now suffering form the effects of smoking again & it is not pleasant at all.

Had my annual COPD review last week. When on my quit I was really looking forward to that hoping my lung function & age would show some improvement. Well, obviuosly it had not improved given all the c**p I have been inhaling. In fact my lung age went up from 78 to 97 & I am moving to the upper end of mild towards moderate. I am 50 in a couple of weeks so this is NOT good news.

I am changing my method of quit this time as well. I have used patches & lozenges in the past & the patches have been brilliant, made the quit so painless. This time I am only using the lozenges as I want to be as free of nicotine as I possibly cn as quickly as I can. I know I will still be getting some from the lozenges so am not going CT but if I don't use them from previous experience I will be the size of a house by the end of the first week.

Anyway, enough of my waffle. Make day 1 a good 'un all those with me today and of course a happy smoke free day to all my friends further down the line :D

Gaynor xx

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  • Hi folks,

    Was trying to think of a title for this hence the Ummmm :rolleyes: Those that know me will have seen me post here on a few occassions sadly & are probably thinking here she goes again lol.

    About 6 weeks ago I posted that I had fallen from another 3 monther & it has taken me till today to finally bite the bullet again. Every day has been a tomorrow that never came well now it has :D

    Final stub out 17-07-10 10.07am :)

    To all those toying with the just one or struggling with the thought of wanting to start smoking again please learn from my mistake. It's never one as you know & the longer you leave it the harder it is to get back on a quit. All the benefits I felt health wise very quickly disappered, shockingly so. I am now suffering form the effects of smoking again & it is not pleasant at all.

    Had my annual COPD review last week. When on my quit I was really looking forward to that hoping my lung function & age would show some improvement. Well, obviuosly it had not improved given all the c**p I have been inhaling. In fact my lung age went up from 78 to 97 & I am moving to the upper end of mild towards moderate. I am 50 in a couple of weeks so this is NOT good news.

    I am changing my method of quit this time as well. I have used patches & lozenges in the past & the patches have been brilliant, made the quit so painless. This time I am only using the lozenges as I want to be as free of nicotine as I possibly cn as quickly as I can. I know I will still be getting some from the lozenges so am not going CT but if I don't use them from previous experience I will be the size of a house by the end of the first week.

    Anyway, enough of my waffle. Make day 1 a good 'un all those with me today and of course a happy smoke free day to all my friends further down the line :D

    Gaynor xx

    hi G

    Have a lovely smoke free day ........ proud of you hun xx

  • Thanks Bradders..................hugz, think I might be needing alot of them as well :)

  • Hi G

    Wishing you a happy smoke free day - big hugs coming your way :D

  • Thank you Pookie :) Off to fix the hoover now, it ate my door mat :eek:

    G x

  • Had my annual COPD review last week. When on my quit I was really looking forward to that hoping my lung function & age would show some improvement. Well, obliviously it had not improved given all the c**p I have been inhaling. In fact my lung age went up from 78 to 97 & I am moving to the upper end of mild towards moderate. I am 50 in a couple of weeks so this is NOT good news.

    Hi Gaynor

    Not a lot one can say to an old hand other than all the best to you and just focus on one day at a time. :)

    That line "In fact my lung age went up from 78 to 97 & I am moving to the upper end of mild towards moderate". ......

    If lung age of 97 is mild towards moderate, what the hell is moderate to high?

    That's an eye opener. Maybe there isn't a high............ if there is, your not there long I guess, and the time your there is ......... well, painful.

    Sobering.

    Seriously though, I wish you well on this quit.

    Pol x

  • Hi Gaynor I am glad you have as you so rightly put it biting the bullet again, this time due to health reasons I think you are going to have to make this your last quit and become a none smoker, I cant imagine how hard it is for you but I know how I would feel if that pesky little demon had managed to knock me of my perch, I know even now he has the ability but I just lurch from one crave to the next and I am now finding the craves get less, I believe that if you can push forward and get to 4/5 months you will become more secure and then there will be no looking back.

    Take great care of your health and dont worry too much about weight as that cant be any where near as bad for you as smoking, can it ???

    Post every day 10 times if you need to we will all be here for you XXX and loads of big big hugz

  • Thanks Pol :)

    That is exactly what I said. What age are your lungs when moderate to high for goodness sake. I know what is in store for me if I don't quit & I don't want to go anywhere near there. I am just going to have to try harder than ever before this time :rolleyes:

  • Thanks Jamanigie,

    No, of course you are right, some extra weight is far preferable to smoking. Only problem with that is I can get in hardly any of my clothes as it is so if I put more on I will have nothing to wear, literally. Then I would have to go out NAKED :eek::rolleyes::p

  • :eek::eek: Im with you on that one a 42 stone naked person romping round the town centre could be well scary, no no dont slap me I was jesting Hee Hee

    I think we have to set a sort of maximum weight gain and mine was 5LB have to say I have increased that twice since once to 7LB now to 10LB and still at the 10 so I hope there want be any more, says she who has just got back from a hog roast and thinking about dinner later, what is it with quitting smoking I think about food so often now and never did before, have to find something else to take my mind off food and not knitting soon lost interest in that LOL xx

  • gaynor

    im here. i will always be here for you ...day 1 done.... I know that you will give this quit the biggest go of your life ..becoz it is for the rest of you life.....Dont you dare give it up......:)

  • Thanks Jamanigie,

    No, of course you are right, some extra weight is far preferable to smoking. Only problem with that is I can get in hardly any of my clothes as it is so if I put more on I will have nothing to wear, literally. Then I would have to go out NAKED :eek::rolleyes::p

    You could always team up with Shelly, she likes to strut around naked. :eek:

    Hope day 1 has been kind to you, stay positive and let us know how you are doing. Big hug to you.

  • Thanks KK & FA,

    Will post in a bit on Day 2 :D

    Feeling a bit Grrrrr at the mo so will give myself a kick up a**e before I Post lol.

    Jamangie, 42 stone, how did you know????? Who told you ????? Just kidding :D

    x

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