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  1. chartippybum
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    83 posts
    21 Mar 2018
    21 May 2018
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    My journey. 
    This quit hasnt been easy, i have had a lot of stress filled days but i tell myself it will pass and its worth it for those days that are not stressful. 
    I was desperate to quit. I was not in control i would tell people i want to quit then go and have a many smokes. I felt awful , my heart was beating sobfast i had chest pains i wheezed when i breathed and my breath was so laboured ...and im only 32 ! It was killing me 
    Thanks to a program through my dr i got someone to help me and free nicotine patches. I relasped once and i just remember being so thirsty and feeling tired and run down. So i got back on track and now i feel better. Not every day is good but there is good in every day. 
    Thank you to all of you just knowing there are people out thers to help and youre all so nice and encouraging it really helped. I am taking it one step at a time and i am grateful. Have another smoke free day!! :)
  2. eagerquit
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    415 posts
    07 Mar 2018
    21 May 2018
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    Hi Char,

    Congratulations on another smoke free day! I came from much the same medical condition when I quit. When I went to bed at night I the last thing I could hear was myself wheezing. Smoker's cough was a bane of my existence. I was hospitalized. Like you said, not every day is good. However, my worst day as a non-smoker is far better than my best day as a smoker. Hang in there. The best is yet to come!


  3. brieffree
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    1478 posts
    28 Nov 2017
    21 May 2018 in reply to chartippybum
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    Hi chartippybum

    I am so happy for you, that you feel so much better, as you said only 32 years, you made the best decision ever made! Every day pass you will feel stronger and better as soon as you do not smoke again!

    Your body was tell you quit or else! Same as me, I know how you feel!

    I quit back then last June 7 2015, Since then I cut complete my addiction!

    I wish you the best of the best to keep your quit! For good!

    Keep posting, we like to know how you do! 
  4. treepeo
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    832 posts
    29 Nov 2017
    21 May 2018
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    Hi chartippybum,

    I am so glad that you were able to get yourself back on track after you slipped.  Way to go!  I know that's not easy to do.

    My breathing was terrible, too.  I wheezed a lot.  Any small exertion caused my heart to pound.  I had a horrible smoker's cough.  The whole thing was embarrassing and really scary.  The good news is that since I quit 17 months ago, all of that has disappeared.  My breathing is better (not perfect but better).  My heart rate is normal now, and my heart doesn't pound when I climb a flight of stairs.  And my smoker's cough is gone.

    And you know what?  My tongue is pink again, and my fingers aren't stained by tobacco.  My breath is so much better, and my teeth are a bit whiter.  And those are just some of the benefits of quitting.

    So hang in there, chartippybum.  I know some days it is harder than others, but the end result is truly worth it.  And you are young enough to really reap the rewards of living a smoke free life.  Your body will thank you for it in so many ways.
  5. jennifer, quit coach
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    103 posts
    29 Nov 2017
    21 May 2018
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    Good Evening chartippybum,

    Thanks for sharing your own personal journey!

    It sounds like you've got lots of motivation to stay smoke-free, getting back on track after a relapse takes real dedication! 

    Glad you are finding support and encouragment here on SHO - we're happy to have you here encouraging others as well!

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