I am now on my 10th month of not smoking. In April I was in the hospital for a week...had all kinds of tests and blood draws. Last month I had a routine blood test and my Dr. shocked me with the fact that I have very high Cholesterol. I am not a heavy person, do not have high blood pressure or diabetes and am just totally blown away with this.
Since then I have been to the emergency room for a swollen foot and red steak running up my leg. ( No sign of injury). Dr. said Cellulitus but then my Primary thinks it is PAD....clogged arteries.
Has anyone else had these problems after quitting? Is it my body just trying to get back to normal and trying to adjust to not putting the cancer chemicals in my body anymore? I should note that I have Empysema from smoking for 44 years and other health issues also but none that I can say are related to my smoking.
Any help will be GREATLY appreciated. I go back to my Primary next week....ppat