My name is Linda and I have been smoking now for 20 years. This is only my second attempt to stop, the first being a half hearted attempt several years ago when I lasted 48 hours and then gave in.
Things have changed though, I have spent the last several weeks very ill with a chest infection following a bad flu and it has been terrifying to experience the struggle to breath. My GP has mentioned COPD although nothing confirmed.
Anyway I am only 44 so far too young to have my quality of life impacted by smoking and I have therefore taken the 'bull by the horns' so to speak. I had my last cigarette at 1am this morning and so far its been hard. I didn't sleep all night really and also today I have been thinking about smoking a lot.
I have bought myself an ecig (10 motives one) and puffed on it a few times, I think it might help but take a lot of getting used to. I am also chewing gum.
I am back to work tomorrow so that will help with routine and keeping busy. I am also thinking of using some of the Iphone Apps (any good ones anybody recommends?).
Anyway just wanted to say hello Thanks for reading!