Hey Y'all! I feel like the worst contributor in this community since I'm not able to frequently get on here and support other non-smokers. I will say this though: you all are in my heart every day and when I see other people struggling on Facebook blogs, I always refer them to our community on here to get some encouragement from you all.
That being said, yesterday I made 9 months smoke free and I really believe that without the support from you all, I wouldn't have gotten this far. My motive to being smoke free (when I run out of good ones) are to stay smoke free so I can rack up another month so I can post about that milestone and be happy on here with you all!
I was just thinking about the changes I've had since the last time I posted and it is safe to say that my acne break outs are gone. I was just realizing that today when I was reflecting back. My headaches are still bad as they come, but as long as I stay busy I'm okay. I've also noticed that at the end of my 8th month I was having to clear my throat some and had to cough a few times. I say that bc I haven't coughed since I quit. Anyway, other than that, I'm good to go. My face is brighter and people who haven't seen me in a while say I look great and that makes me feel great.
Oh! One more thing.. My gums... in the beginning of my journey I had a metallic taste in my mouth but that was okay bc a few ppl on here experienced it too, but for the last few months my mouth just bleeds out of nowhere. I am an avid gum chewer now but i also heard quitting causes stress to the mouth so I will be going to the dentist soon to figure out what's going on.
I apologize for the rambling, I'm just trying to play catch up. Anyway, hope everyone is having a great week without smokes and learning how to cope during tough times. That's what is most important in my opinion. Celebrations and struggles happen every day, but none are worth smoking over. I have to remember that. Love y'all and God bless!