Feeling positive :)

I'm feeling so positive about my future without smoking... I was told 2 years ago I had early lung damage (copd) and that the cilia in my throat was damaged... I gave up 3 or 4 times on & off but last Christmas (2012) I lost my voice & had a hacking cough... This really scared me & it was almost like a warning in a way that I needed to listen to.

I have stopped for 17 days now & this time i'm sticking to it, I feel like such a fool for smoking & kidding myself that i'd be ok when really I knew deep down that my breathing was getting worse. I had my spirometry lung test (measures the amount (volume) and/or speed (flow) of air that can be inhaled and exhaled) yesterday, I couldn't believe it when the nurse said my oxygen levels were normal & my test revealed that i'm now in the normal range for my lung function :) I feel like i've been given a second chance, my lungs will never be 100% because i've smoked for 34 years but they won't get worse now i've stopped.

I'm so happy about my results that this is enough to keep me from smoking for good.

Good luck to you all & please keep going, I wish i'd given up before I had messed up my lungs & cilia..

Denise x

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  • Really good to see you back Denise.

    I'm feeling the positive vibes coming from you this time:D

    I wish you the very best of luck with your quit - you can do it girl:)

  • Wow wow wow, well done denise. This has just brought me back down to earth with a bump, no more feeling sorry for myself, just going to get on with it, enjoy my drink tonight and,completely ignore the cravings

  • Yep denise your doing a great job, and its great to read!

    Do you know I've started to think I can't even believe fags are LEGAL! They are such horrid disgusting dangerous things....

    Xxx

  • Denise......a hard hitting but great post......it makes it all the more important to stay quit......and become healthy again......

  • Yep denise your doing a great job, and its great to read!

    Do you know I've started to think I can't even believe fags are LEGAL! They are such horrid disgusting dangerous things....

    Xxx

    I feel the same Sarah, we are all doing so well :D

    Thanks for all the comments, just need to stop eating so much now :eek:

    Denise x

  • Hi Denise

    Naaahhhh just keep eating...we know it makes sense ... and it's natural :)

    We'll grow out of it soon enough. :)

    Take care

    Greg

  • Very very bad day for me today,Its like Im being tested to see how much pressure I can take before I give in and smoke ! I have been sooooooo tempted!

    I am going to take myself to bed, and hope tomorow will be better.:(

  • wow such a positive post, well done how many times have u attempted it? this is my 5th and I really hope I can do it this time cos I cant go through the withdrawal again... you should be so proud of yourself and what a boost that your lungs are getting better! :)

  • Very very bad day for me today,Its like Im being tested to see how much pressure I can take before I give in and smoke ! I have been sooooooo tempted!

    I am going to take myself to bed, and hope tomorow will be better.:(

    Really sorry to hear you're having a bad day, I try to think that the pressure will still be there even if I smoke but then i'll feel guilty on top of it! Chin up :) Hope tomorrow will be a better day for you.

    Denise x

  • wow such a positive post, well done how many times have u attempted it? this is my 5th and I really hope I can do it this time cos I cant go through the withdrawal again... you should be so proud of yourself and what a boost that your lungs are getting better! :)

    Hi Donna, think it's my 5th or 6 th quit :eek: Really want it this time though, don't get me wrong i've had some moments when I could eat a pack of 20 but I know that just one drag would start me off again... I've probably picked the most stressful time to quit too (my son has mental health problems & has been in hospital for 6 months) but now if anything trivial happens it's nothing compared to the big problem that's happening in my life right now.

    I'm sure we can all do this together, I really want to get to 5 months because i've only ever got to 4 months in the past. No looking back for me, just want a healthy future :)

    Denise x

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