What a difference

Just a little about myself I live in rented accommodation I moved in just before I retired on a state pension I did everything I needed to do to make my flat really nice and comfortable the only thing that didn’t need doing was the kitchen floor that was 6 years ago, well there was quite a drop in my income so I had to make cut’s the first thing to go was my car, because by pension day I would only have a few pounds left and with no savings! Thank God I have a bus pass I was living on the edge seeing that I still smoked! I also had to be quite frugal regarding shopping for food etc. I still smoked how stupid was that!

Well all that has changed I have been a non-smoker for 14 weeks and 6 days, my health has improved and I have savings! Some of which I am using to have my kitchen floor done I am also going to get myself a 60 inch smart television, not that I need one but as a non-smoker I can afford one, as far as I am concerned it’s free.

I had circulation problems which meant I couldn’t walk very far before the pain became unbearable, the reason being instead of my blood carrying oxygen it was also carrying carbon monoxide which came from the cigarette smoke, and if it kept getting worse there was a danger of me losing a leg or maybe both! Well the good news is my body has been busy repairing itself and I can now walk quite a distance without pain and I am no longer breathless going up-stairs.

So folks my advice to avoid a self-inflicted unhealthy future stop smoking before it stops you!!!!! And enjoy your pay rise get the things you have promised yourself, and breath the clean air deep into your lungs, be FREE you deserve it.

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  • Just a little about myself I live in rented accommodation I moved in just before I retired on a state pension I did everything I needed to do to make my flat really nice and comfortable the only thing that didn’t need doing was the kitchen floor that was 6 years ago, well there was quite a drop in my income so I had to make cut’s the first thing to go was my car, because by pension day I would only have a few pounds left and with no savings! Thank God I have a bus pass I was living on the edge seeing that I still smoked! I also had to be quite frugal regarding shopping for food etc. I still smoked how stupid was that!

    Well all that has changed I have been a non-smoker for 14 weeks and 6 days, my health has improved and I have savings! Some of which I am using to have my kitchen floor done I am also going to get myself a 60 inch smart television, not that I need one but as a non-smoker I can afford one, as far as I am concerned it’s free.

    I had circulation problems which meant I couldn’t walk very far before the pain became unbearable, the reason being instead of my blood carrying oxygen it was also carrying carbon monoxide which came from the cigarette smoke, and if it kept getting worse there was a danger of me losing a leg or maybe both! Well the good news is my body has been busy repairing itself and I can now walk quite a distance without pain and I am no longer breathless going up-stairs.

    So folks my advice to avoid a self-inflicted unhealthy future stop smoking before it stops you!!!!! And enjoy your pay rise get the things you have promised yourself, and breath the clean air deep into your lungs, be FREE you deserve it.

    Wow Rex, this is amazing news! The type of positive post that is greatly appreciated here :D

    I'm so happy for you. That you've seen so many positives is what keeps us going when times get tough. And, yes, the lengths we go to so we can smoke are ridiculous!

    Welcome to the forum. Give us a shout if there is anything you need. :)

  • well done Rex!!

    time to enjoy your retirement,your new kitchen floor and a future of health wealth and happiness.....fantastic xxxx:)

  • Amazing story rex. And it shows that you are never too old to quit and that healing will happen at any age. I take my hat off to you.

  • Top draw stuff Rex, I can hear the singing in the valleys from here! :D

    I love Wales, particularly West Wales around Cardigan, what part are you from?

    Me and my good lady want to retire to Wales, preferably in, or as close as possible to, Llangrannog.

  • Rex, you are an inspiration. Too many smokers just don't realise they're doing far more damage to their bodies than they realise. My cousin has had the left leg removed just below the knee, and it looks like the other one will have to come off in the very near future - smoking related circulatory failure! He says the pain is indescribable, and he still gets phantom pain in his left leg. He still smokes:eek: Not cigarettes, oh no, just the occasional cigar.:mad:

  • Fantastic story Rex, Great news about your circulation improving, that is enough reason to NEVER light another cigarette ever again. Sounds like you have a lovely little home in a beautiful part of the world (my daughter lives in west wales) so I know how lovely it is and like Capitan I would like to retire there. Keep on enjoying your smoke free life Rex you certainly deserve to:)

  • That's a great health post Rex, what they said^^ good going with the quit, you know what you're doing sir! :)

  • You really are inspirational Rex. I, too, quit because I could no longer afford it and I feel really chuffed for you when I read about that television you've got your eye on. :D It's brilliant, too, that you are improving so much physically. :)

    Good on yer, Rex!

    Val

    xxx

  • Rex

    Wow weeeee. WOOOOOO HOOOOOO....

    15 weeks tomorrow then :)

    You are doing fab u lous !

    RESPECT :)

    x

  • That's fantastic Rex!!!! A really inspirational post. I take my hat off to you.

    Enjoy the tv when you get it - you deserve it!!

    Sarah x

  • Great post Rex! I'm really happy for you! Struggling with finances is no walk in the park and it's great to hear that smoking is not something you have to be burdened with any more.

    Buying a TV is a perfect way to spend the money you have saved, now if only I could convince my Girlfriend of that I should have saved enough right around Christmas for a modest upgrade (I'm thinking 60 in.)

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