In recent days I have been trying to re-evaluate where I am with my smoking/non-smoking life and I thought the forum might have some interest in my journey.
I'm 62 years old and have smoked for most of my adult life. I've now not smoked for some 65 /66 days and generally the quit is doing well. Also stopped using NRT about 2 weeks ago.
There were 2 previous serious quits, one lasted about 6 weeks (approx. 15 yrs ago) and the second lasted about 6 months (almost 10 yrs ago, after two serious heart attacks that nearly killed me ). Technically one of them did as I had arrested and was resuscitated with electric shock treatment and, yea......I went back to the smokes even after heart attacks!! HOW DUMB IS THAT..:o. There were several other quit attempts that never really took off.
My health continues to be problematic, I stopped full time work about 2 years ago on health grounds (energy levels low), subsequent tests have shown significant heart disease, additional stenting was done early Sept. ( just before this quit ) and more work is needed on another chamber, possibly before the end of this year!!! I'm not suitable for by-pass, sooo only other possibility is that some of you nice folk out there have a spare, healthy heart and you send it on.... pleezzze.:rolleyes:
Shit, I cannot affort to smoke again.....If I do... it will probably be a one way ticket, probably on a slippy slope already and I'm just trying to slow down the slide.
Now.....what triggers are coming my way?....this seems to be my all consuming thought, everything is good now but what is lurking around the corner to trip me up cos I cannot afford to trip...
Thank you all for your help in getting me this far and thanks for listening to this rant.....