I have to admit that I was secretly hoping I would never have a cold again after I quit (despite being extremely prone to them) but it's just one of those things that all of us suffer with, not just the smokers. :rolleyes:
So, my cough is totally different. It's dry and tickley rather than full of that horrible mucus that comes of your chest when you smoke. My chest actually seems remarkably dry, which I wasn't expecting.
Also, my cold doesn't feel as though it's in my head as much as it used to be. I tend to suffer with a lot of colds and they always end up in my head after the first couple of days. I don't feel like my head is going to pop, which is nice.
I feel much better in myself this time round as well.
Don't know about you guys, but I would often feel guilty when I got a cold. I knew that smoking when my body was clearly trying to fight off a virus was a bad decision (which actually led to me learning how to switch off the craves when I was ill), so I felt as though I made it ten times worse. It didn't stop the cravings, but non-smokers would tut and say "you know, that cold would disappear a lot sooner if you just stopped smoking". No sympathy there then
Sometimes I would just brush it off, but they were right! Who in their right mind would purposely prolong a cold/illness?! :eek: It upset me so much the last time I was ill that I decided it was time to get rid!
It's great now to know that, while I feel pretty poop, I have done everything within my power to avoid becoming ill and it's not my fault! I'm eating a lot better, exercising and I don't smoke. So I'll complain about it all I like, thanks very much!
Anyway, I'm sure that this is only the beginning of little improvements over the next year or so (after all, it's going to take a lot longer than three months for my body to sort itself out), but I wanted to share some small positives with you all! Colds especially seem to be very frequent in my life so the differences I'm feeling this time round are massive!
Anyone else noticed these changes in general health/illness?