68 yrs of age, smoker for most of my life and believe it or not, afraid to quit silly but true!!

68 yrs of age, smoker for most of my life and believe it or not,  afraid to quit silly but true!!

i have just joined the nhs quit 51 advised by my ent consultant, my first visit was10th march 2016,the advisor was so very kind and understanding,explained everything to me and put me at ease, it is easy to lies to their questions but don't bother, they are very well trained and why should you tell porkies and waste their time who are only there to help us..

my smoking habit was 50 and more grams of tabbaco a week, i was given medication (nicorette patches and an inhalor ,given a carbon monoxide test reading was 23, went to the clinic yesterday and my reading was 03, i am so proud of myself it was like winning the lottery, i still class myself as a smoker because i have had the urge and smoked 7 roll ups in the past 7 days i am in hospital tomorow for a throat opp day surgery only, touch wood!! ITS A LOVELY FEELING THAT I AM IN CONTROL,I MAY FALTER BUT ITS NICE TO KNOW I HAVE NEW FREINDS OUT THERE

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  • Hi Razmond, well done on getting on the wagon and quitting the tobacco. It's great to hear your feeling in control and no doubt each day you will feel stronger and stronger!

    Good luck with the surgery tomorrow, I hope it goes well and stay strong as its one of the best gifts you can give yourself.

    Take care x

  • Hi Razmond48, a big warm welcome to our quit support community :) :) and as you are, am sooo proud of ya pal for cutting down to 7 rollies in 7 days, thats just flippin ACE Razmond :) :)

    Rite, you get your opp sorted out first and I hope everything goes to plan for you :) :) then we can try and help you to cut them remaining 7 roll-ups out of your life eh :) :)

    Razmond, have a good nosey around and check out the Pinned Posts and the Topics, cos there's loads of info there :)

    You take care now and hope to speak soon :)

    Pete :)

  • Hiya Razmond and welcome to quit support😊

    Good luck with your op tomorrow and well done for cutting down. Your carbon monoxide reading is great and yes you should be very proud of yourself, well done👍🏼

    It's great to feel you're in control and your healing will be so much better now. Let's help you get smokefree for good..............NOPE not one puff ever🚭🚭🚭🚭😊

  • Hey my friend, kinda of in the same boat, I'm 61 and quit smoking a year ago, 3 months after I quit my health started going down hill, the only thing that got better was my terrible cough, but my COPD actually got worse, go figure, I don't know what to tell you.

  • Hearing about quits from smokers long in the game really fires me up. Yes Razmond, right behind you. Courageous & powerful action my friend. Very best for tomorrow, let us know how you go, iris

  • I'm quite new here, but want to join with other folk in encouraging you and wishing you well with the surgery tomorrow.

    Maybe it'll help if I admit I'm 71, been smoking 56 years and on roll ups for the past 10 years or so? Not smoked since 30th January with help from Champix and adviser at the local surgery that I see every 2 weeks.

    Lots of ups and downs so far and no doubt more to come, but like you, I'm gonna do it!

    Take care

  • Yes Shenan, it will help so thanks for that and well done to you too. It's brilliant to see encouragement from everyone and it does make a difference😊

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