Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

After 32 days without a cigarette I can honestly say that my sense of taste and smell are exactly the same as they were when I smoked. I keep reading about how food should be bursting with taste but I'm not getting anything different. Has anybody else experienced/not experienced this?

I have however also noticed that:

1/ I have MUCH more energy than I used to have (probably too much energy last week actually). That will be down to all the carbon monoxide leaving my bloodstream and being replaced with good old oxygen. I like it.

2/ When I go for my run my lungs finally feel clear and wheeze-free. All the tar and other assorted cr@p seems to have been purged and I don't spend five or ten minutes coughing my guts up when I get home.

Feeling good today. I think I'll go out and get drunk...

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  • Lol

    I often read abt all that taste buds c***p and think the same as you! No difference at all.

    The energy is another one, I honestly don't notice any difference.

    I am being more active and I'm calmer since I stopped, the migraines disappeared completely and that alone has improved a lot my life style.

    Another thing I noticed is that I can now talk for hours without losing my voice or start coughing...

    Good luck tomorrow and enjoy it! I'm not that brave yet. A few pints and I'd be smoking for sure :)

  • Cheers mmaya. I'm on my guard! Been out a couple of times since I stopped but I know how the ale can alter the mind and make you think that "one won't hurt". Anyway, I daren't have a cigarette as you lot would all tell me off!! Have a good evening.

  • Yeah you'll be banned after that lol

  • After 32 days without a cigarette I can honestly say that my sense of taste and smell are exactly the same as they were when I smoked. I keep reading about how food should be bursting with taste but I'm not getting anything different. Has anybody else experienced/not experienced this?

    I have however also noticed that:

    1/ I have MUCH more energy than I used to have (probably too much energy last week actually). That will be down to all the carbon monoxide leaving my bloodstream Heyand being replaced with good old oxygen. I like it.

    2/ When I go for my run my lungs finally feel clear and wheeze-free. All the tar and other assorted cr@p seems to have been purged and I don't spend five or ten minutes coughing my guts up when I get home.

    Feeling good today. I think I'll go out and get drunk...

    Hey Nozmo, your last line made laugh, go for it, I actually really surprised myself with the whole going out and drinking and it doesn't bother me at all, possibly due to having to go outside to smoke and not being allowed to smoke inside, enjoy your night!

    By the way, my senses did improve since I stopped and so did my husband's, have alot more energy, more focused and sleeping alot better...

  • Just got in. The battery on my e-cig ran out an hour and a half ago but I still managed to beast it out. I was VERY tempted to bum a cigarette from the pub manager, who was standing next to me taking huge, satisfying inhalations from his Marlboro while I was waiting for my taxi.

    But I didn't!

    I can face myself, and the forum, tomorrow, with head held high!

    What a lovely place this is. Well done everybody!!!!!!!!!!!

  • You can walk very tall today, you should be very proud.

    If that was me I'd take the cigarette out of his hand and swallow it in one go, well done mate! Now I know you are here for the long run!

  • Ha ha! I was extremely tempted. I must have more willpower than I though I had. Any idea when you're going to go for the "night out" test? I reckon you could do it.

  • Ill never go out again, thats the plan, it will be me and my cats from now on ahahah

  • Congrats Nozmo. Head held high and not regretting a 3 minutes mistake.

    My sense of smell or taste also does not seem different from when I smoked. Generally I do feel better, Though my quit was triggered by a broken heel (Doc would not perform surgery if I didn't quit) so I'm not yet running around.

  • Thanks, quite happy I did (or didn't) do that.

    Why did the doc insist on you quitting before he operated. Sorry, not trying to pry, just genuinely interested why they won't operate if you smoke.

  • Smoking destroys your bone regeneration cells. The risk of non mending is 4 times non-smokers. During surgery there is also a higher risk of blood clots, infections, and wound openings. I read about it afterwards and some surgeons think the risk is too high for any smoker.

    Maybe the doctor's comment was just a threat. I did quit, but it's not like he tested me to see if that was true. I had 6 "screws" put in my heel. I'm not sure what the treatment would be if they didn't operate.

  • I didn't realise that...scary. Everybody knows about lung cancer etc but things like this aren't that well known.

    That sounds very painful! Hope everything's going well and it's healing properly.

  • Just got in. The battery on my e-cig ran out an hour and a half ago but I still managed to beast it out. I was VERY tempted to bum a cigarette from the pub manager, who was standing next to me taking huge, satisfying inhalations from his Marlboro while I was waiting for my taxi.

    But I didn't!

    I can face myself, and the forum, tomorrow, with head held high!

    What a lovely place this is. Well done everybody!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well done Nozmo, proud of ya! I hope the hangover is easing now, had the same last weekend. don't do hangovers at all but not as bad they used to be when I smoked!

  • I agree rowens, hangovers are definitely worse when you're smoking. I might have felt pretty bad this morning but at least my mouth didn't taste like somebody had emptied a ashtray into it. Fully recovered now thanks.

  • Nozmo... Patience.... It will happen....It really happens and struck me like lightning...!

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