200 Days Smokefree
And I'm still enjoying the novelty of being a non smoker. Life is so much calmer, I have saved 18 days of rolling and smoking cigarettes, not to mention the life regained healthwise, I have saved around £300.00, not a lot in the grand scheme of things but I have bought myself some wonderful gifts as well as being able to support some excellent causes. I still get the odd niggle but I can honestly say I can't remember the last time I really wanted a cig. I have renewed my passion for cooking, nothing really fancy but I am enjoying food on a whole new level, just ask my weighing scales
Less than a year ago I was in A&E hooked up to an oxygen mask struggling for breath, I am not totally back to "normal" but I can walk and trot much farther than I've been able to in ages, I used to cough so much through the night that quite often I would throw up in the mornings and I often felt like I'd cracked a rib, now I can't remember the last time I had a coughing fit
I haven't had icicles for hands and feet at all this winter, I haven't had the obligatory sniffle and I can honestly say I feel so well in myself, I have only had one mild attack of RA, I can only assume pumping chemicals into my body made that ten times worse!
I get an extra half hour in bed in the morning, I can watch a tv programme or film all the way through without having to "pop out", if we go out I'm not constantly wondering where I can go for a fag, worrying about losing our table as it's not nice going on your own and you can't risk leaving your bag/coat over a chair, I enjoy the whole film/play as I'm not itching to get out of the theatre after an hour.
All of this because I stopped doing something that made me stink, it made me skint, it made me guilty that I couldn't help others in real need because I needed the nicotine more, it took away my sense of taste and smell, it gave me yellow teeth and fingers, it made my eyes sting, it made me restless, it made me intolerable if I couldn't get my fix, it made me cough until I was sick, it made me so breathless at times I honestly felt I was dying, it made my hands and feet turn blue, and it made me believe I needed it and all the foul things that went with it. Guess what Nic? I've got your number now, it's all the sixes pic4ever.com/images/bd6.gif