Re: Feel Horrible...So quitting smoking...wish me luck!
Anxious........ I too wish you the best. I also quit about three years ago. Strange, but for me quitting was so easy. I enjoyed smoking and never even gave it a thought. One night I got severe stomach pains. It was so horrible that I ended up in the emergency room at 2:00 a.m. While I was sitting in the emergency room waiting area, this woman pushed her husband into the area, in a wheel chair.
While next to me, he told me that he was 28 years of age, and weighed about 95 lbs. He told me that he had extreme difficulty just trying to breath. He told me that he use to smoke 3 packs a day since he was 15 years of age.
Between the combination of being in so much pain, and seeing this guy, the thought of smoking really started me to think about my careless approach to health. I realized that I enjoyed smoking as long as I refused to see the harm. When it was my turn in the ER to see a doctor that night, when called, I went in one of the rooms. I will never forget the ER nurse asking me questions and writing down my answers. She asked me if I was a smoker and I said, well yes, but I'm planning on smoking. She replied, "well, I hope it's not too late for you when you do decide to quit........and I hope your lungs aren't to far gone when you make this decision".
I took those words to heart and after the stomach stopped hurting (IBS), I never had a problem deciding to reverse what damage I may have done by my smoking ignorance. As I say, that was THREE years ago and I can't even imagine me ever again purposely trying to cause myself harm, by smoking. Setting aside the outrageous price of those things.
I wish you the very best and Anxious, PLEASE know you are in control and if you realize that smoking can cause a slow, painful and ugly death. PLEASE choose life....
Last edited by islandjohnny; 02-20-2010 at 06:39 PM.