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Stop smoking nurse delighted with me so far

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Went for my appointment today, it is six weeks since I last had a cigarette. My blood pressure has gone down from 140/80 to 124/64. The levels in my carbon thingy are down to what they are in a non smoker. Best of all I thought I would have put loads of weight on I feel as if I have been eating a lot more sweet things. I am the same weight as I was in February. (Mind you that probably included a post Christmas gain but I am blocking that from my mind). All in all I am very pleased but trying not to feel complacent. Thanks for your help and support which I will continue to rely on.

Pamela

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mrssunnyside profile image
mrssunnyside

Well done Pam, you deserve to be pleased with yourself, I'm pleased for you :-)

Keep staying strong, Here's to us non smokers, :-)

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droopyJLTW MARVELOUSNESS in reply to mrssunnyside

Well would you look at you Pamela, 6 weeks quit WHOOHOO :)

Blood pressure down ..... whoohoo :)

Carbon thingy normal.... whoohoo :)

Weight the same...... whoohooooooo :)

Am so delighted for you hun I really am, well done you :) -x-

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yorkiepam in reply to droopyJ

Nurse says I should cut down on use of spray, but I am not worrying about that yet. Still first thing in a morning the first thing I think is 'cigarette' not going to cut down until that is not the case.

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monkyAdministrator in reply to yorkiepam

Toooo rite Pam, you just cut down when you feel its time to and you feel confident about it eh :) :)

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yorkiepam in reply to mrssunnyside

Thank you the support of the group really helps.

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BriarwoodAdministrator

Well done Pam, I'm thrilled for all your good news and all of this in 6 weeks :)

Brilliant, fantastic and terrific, CONGRATULATIONS Pam :)

Just goes to show how much healthier you are, well done Pam :) x

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yorkiepam

Thank you I am very pleased. I am still overweight but at least no more than I was before, felt as if I had put loads on, strange isn't it?

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Lynne196621 Months Winner

And hopefully starting to feel better! I have noticed I don't get out of puff as easily as I did before. I have also noticed that when I answer the phone at work, I don't have to clear my throat before I do. I'm off to a karaoke on Saturday so will be testing the voice out! Keep going Pam - you are doing wonderful!

droopyJ profile image
droopyJLTW MARVELOUSNESS in reply to Lynne1966

Pam I think your weight jumped onto me..... :(

droopyJ profile image
droopyJLTW MARVELOUSNESS in reply to Lynne1966

Hey Lynne, what's your song?

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Lynne196621 Months Winner in reply to droopyJ

I screech out a number of songs! 500 miles, back to black, moondance, mack the knife - absolutely awful but one benefit of getting older - I don't care!!!

droopyJ profile image
droopyJLTW MARVELOUSNESS in reply to Lynne1966

LMAO.... my mum says the same although she thinks she has a lively singing voice (she's totally tone deaf) and she does it completely sober :O :P

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Lynne196621 Months Winner in reply to droopyJ

I do need a coupe of brandies first :)

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droopyJLTW MARVELOUSNESS in reply to Lynne1966

:D :D

yorkiepam profile image
yorkiepam

Yes I've noticed when we take the dogs out I can walk up hill easier without getting out of breath. Amazing isn't it. Keep trying to persuade my husband to try and give up, but he won't hear of it.

droopyJ profile image
droopyJLTW MARVELOUSNESS in reply to yorkiepam

Pam, keep treating yourself to something really nice every month with the money you save and maybe hubby will come round :)

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monkyAdministrator in reply to yorkiepam

yes Pam, I agree with DroopyJ entirely :)

You treat yourself and show hubby how good it feels to be quit :) :) but please dont pester him, just let him come around to it when he's ready :) :)

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jillygirlAdministrator

Pam I am so pleased for you. Brilliant results. Enjoy being a non smoker. :)

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yorkiepam in reply to jillygirl

It's not easy is it? I have been out for a meal and when it is over the first thing I think is, go outside for a cigarette. Hopefully in time that will pass. Thank you

monky profile image
monkyAdministrator

Hayyyyyy Pam, way to gooooo gal :) :) Excellent news, just flippin ACE gal :) :)

I hope you came out of that appointment feeling very proud of yourself Pam and goooooo and flippin treat yourself to something really nice :) :)

Hmmmm, I see I will have to go a hunting for a new badge for you in a short while eh :) I cant fault you one little bit gal and thank you for telling us your great news :) :) xx

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yellowsnowdrop

Brilliant Pam, seems like 5 mins ago you were on day 1 & just look at you now.So pleased that your B/P is down one of the benefits of being a non smoker. Your breathing will just continue to improve ad time hoes on and one thing I noticed is that exercise is definitely easier.Keep going you're doing a fab job.

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monkyAdministrator in reply to yellowsnowdrop

Aup H :) its lovely to see you gal :) :)

How you getting on :o :)

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yorkiepam in reply to yellowsnowdrop

Thank you. The time has flown hasn't it. I am very pleased how long does it take before you stop wanting a cigarette after meals. Suppose the habit built up over a long time so will take some time to go away.

monky profile image
monkyAdministrator in reply to yorkiepam

Pam, maybe just try sipping a glass of water after your meal, or one of Emjays breathing exercises :) if you can get used to doing that, then you wont have that - I want a ciggie feeling in your mind :) :)

Nite nite gal, and sweet dreams to you :) x

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monkyAdministrator in reply to yorkiepam

Pam, maybe just try sipping a glass of water after your meal, or one of Emjays breathing exercises :) if you can get used to doing that, then you wont have that - I want a ciggie feeling in your mind :) :)

Nite nite gal, and sweet dreams to you :) x

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glolinLONG TERM WINNER

WOW Pam !!!!! - Just look at you :) :) :) . That is absolute sensational health and wellbeing statistics happening for you :) :) You should be so proud of your self as we all are here too :) :)

Keep up the fantastic quit x

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yorkiepam in reply to glolin

Thanks a lot I was amazed I hadn't put weight on.

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monkyAdministrator in reply to glolin

:) :) xx

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