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October 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 57459 views.
Jan2185

From: Jan2185

10/5/19

Hi julian, welcome :)

It's never too late to quit!  I stopped 7 months ago after smoking for 48 years.  i am not denying its been tough but I can see that it was the best decision i made.  I want to see my Grandchildren grow up and be of good health as I enter retirement... i don't want to be one of those who is always coughing and spluttering and at the doctors every 5 minutes.  You need to remind yourself why you are quitting, that always helps.

Good luck and stay near the forum - as someone else said, there is always someone who will answer you with words of encouragement when you are struggling

Jan sunflower

juliannsc63

From: juliannsc63

10/5/19

Thank you for your encouraging words Jan. I too want to live to see my grandchildren and I know I won’t be able to if I don’t quit. I will keep reminding myself.

4quitness

From: 4quitness

10/5/19

I have to ask out of curiosity why you would be using a steroidal inhaler if you have not already been diagnosed with a respiratory illness? Were you prescribed this in the past for a severe infection?

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juliannsc63

From: juliannsc63

10/5/19

I got it for asthma.   

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slowblumer

From: slowblumer

10/6/19

Hi everyone,

Have you listed your reasons for quitting smoking?  If not, you might want to.  Check out this article.

trish2uh

From: trish2uh

10/6/19

Hi JuliannI 

I got antibiotics and oral steroids they really helped so much.  Honestly I have no idea if this is common or not.   I do know I've read that most smoker will have problem with their sinuses for quite a while after smoking which I do too..lol Lucky me I've got it all...lol  But I am doing so much better now when this started I couldn't lie down, sleep or really do anything I was dead I sat on the couch or chair and hoped I'd get some sleep.  I couldn't do too much due to feeling like I couldn't breathe.  Well a month later and I'm up and about doing yard work again and sleeping in my bed too!!!  Hang in there you can do this.

Trish 

PrepsEtc

From: PrepsEtc

10/6/19

I just discovered this board and after 50 years smoking, I really need to quit. I have COPD and emphysema, and will surely need a miracle to make it work. Please help

trish2uh

From: trish2uh

10/6/19

You can do it just take it one day at a time.  Read as much as you can on the forums and reach out with questions someone will eventually answer you.  I quit smoking on August 1, 2019 and honestly its the best thing I've ever done.  I'm finally starting to feel better and like myself it was a very long hard road but I did it and so can you..............one foot in front of the other and day by day!!!

PrepsEtc

From: PrepsEtc

10/6/19

Thank you very much, as I am medically a challenge to work with. My COPD/Emphesema and back injuries leave me with lot's of free time to study up, I have no idea how much time I have left to live in terms of weeks, months or years left before I may have to permanently move into an elder care place, I need to try to make the best of what time I have left. I need to try to get this right before I check out.

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