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Surgery cancelled

I think every time I've tried to give up I've had different symptoms. I've been looking at my posts 2 years ago (prev attempt) I had a terrible cough that eventually went away.

This time I've just had a bad bout of a cold that went on for weeks. It developed into a wrenching cough but it's getting better now. Just phlegm now.

Whilst I had the cold I was due to have an operation. Turned up at the hospital, had my premeds, wheeled down to theatre, needle going in hand .. And then I started coughing. Anaesthetist then said this is not happening today.

I got the "are you a smoker" & "how many do you smoke".

That did it for me.

Wow, what a let down.

So I've had to cancel again since then as the cough lingered.

Now due to go again on 9th, but at least I can say I'm a non smoker.

Sorry for rambling on, just trying to take my mind off the fags. Mornings are my worst.

Day 6 today. Everyday it gets easier, that's what I tell myself.

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Hi .well done you. Glad you are starting to feel a bit better:) the dreaded question whenever you are ill ( do you smoke) I know how that feels you just want the ground to open up and swallow you lol:) now can can say nope don't smoke :) yeahhh keep up the good work stay positive it's hard I know :( you can do it this time here if you need a chat :) or rant :)

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Hi Teric,

well done on day 6 and good on you for not giving up on becoming free from cigarettes :) :)

practice run over and lets make this the real deal :) :)

All the very best of on your quit journey..

:) :)


Hi Teric, Well done on your quit. You can now say you dont smoke. Its a great feeling when they ask you.

I have had a couple of operations over the last couple of years. At least like you now I quit smoking and so glad i didnt have to worry about smoking. Stay strong we are all here for you. xx


You get going with ramblings...Ramble away, All day - If it keeps you Away from the lethal cig. Take the power out of the addiction and feel good in setting yourself Free...ramble, ramble, to smoke is a gamble..there's folk on here who know so, share so ~ But never turn back to smoke though! Conspire, stay close to the NOPE family who Inspire, to never turn to the habit again. Cause it ain't a game to act insane and smoke yourself to an early grave. This is real, the true deal, the choice is ours & today we choose NOPE not simply to Cope but leap and embrace Change, cause this life is worth livin-And to get it we start givin'...this ramble is close to end, glad to hear of your 6 days, now the body & mind mend..Keep goin', keep goin' my friend :O)


Day 6 👏🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

So hard the first month

1 puff =1 pack

Wishing you good health for your surgery xx


Thanks you guys



You are doing very well 😊 I agree with you 100% about the cravings in the mornings but just stay strong and positive u can do this I'm only on day 10 so I'm just a learner at a this but if u ever need to speak just msg me 😃🍀🍀😃


Day 10 Ryan👍🏻🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 keep up the good work!!!!!

Not One Puff!!!!!!


Hi ya Teric and a big warm welcome back :) :) and thats flippin fantastic news you are very nearly 1 week quit now :) :) :)

I'm soooo happy that your trying again :) :) cos I tell you, this is what we have to do, keep on flippin trying until we get it right :) :)

Teric, we now have a mantra on here ;- NOPE ;- Not One Puff Ever :) :) every time ya think of ermmm, you know what, say NOPE :) :) and ya wont go far wrong gal :) :)

If ya need any help JUST you flippin SHOUT out gal :o :) :) :)


Hi teric

Found you

I must say my main problem is coughing.coughing so much I have acid .horrible that gipping

.its weird how it comes and goes.sometimes 6-7 times a day I get a "attack" but then 1 or 2 times a day.

I'm on outskirts of COPD.one of my reasons for stoping.


Take care

Keep kicking 😃


I've had a bit of coughing this time but last time I gave up my cough was horrendous and went on for weeks. I ended up going to the doctors who said its because I'd stopped smoking. However, I came away with antibiotics and they really sorted it out.

So if you are worried about it get it checked out.

Take care



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