Popping in to say hello, I've been reading the posts but never actually joined but I really do need the support.
I'm 37 and I have had 2 Spontaneous pneumothorax's, the first was 5 years ago whilst I was pregnant, they thought it was caused by the pregnancy and the second was 3 months ago. I had a chest drain this time and all sorts of scans and the consultant said he could see some damage which could be the start of Emphysema. I gave up for 8 weeks going cold turkey but started again Christmas week.
I am also going through a separation and I'm determined to succeed this time. I am currently on day 13 and using patches, chewing gum and the inhalator for when things get tough.
I did have one smoke on day 8 when things were really bad and it made me feel sick and it tasted disgusting and I've not touched one since or even thought of having one.
So here's to a long and happy journey to us all, and looking forward to my anniversary when I can finally say I am a non smoker.