I have brought forward my quit date to tomorrow night :eek:
I'm sure there's a little bit of doubt out there as to whether I really mean it but life has changed a little in the last 24 hours.
Have been hit with the usual winter flu and as always it has gone to my chest. I did think about quitting on Thursday night but decided my last cigarettes were going to be enjoyable and chose to wait. If you were going to give up beer you would want that last glass to be the best, it wouldnt be the same if it was flat and tasted of fish.
So I went to the doctors yesterday and got some anti biotics. To cut a long story short I have got to back after the new year and have a spirometry test over 3 days. When I think back to that hill I couldn't climb I know deep down I will have COPD. I watched my mum for years suffer with this so I know my symptoms are a mirror image of hers.
You all probably think I'm mad smoking knowing that i probably have this but I have to start my quit on my terms or it wont last.
I don't want to say I am quitting for my health or that I don't have a choice now. I do have a choice, I can carry on smoking if I really want to but I don't. I want to choose life