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Thanks for asking. My chest still hurts. This always happens when I smoke now. It sucks. In a way its good though because I honestly think I would not have quit if I never experienced pain in my chest. I'm hoping it will just subside as it always does after I quit for about 3 months. Sucks. I really hope I didn't do permanent damage, but after smoking for 20 years, I wouldn't be surprised.
I still have my quit though. For today. And that's what is important. Amen.
I also had the pain in my chest and reasoned that after 24 years of smoking it's going to take some time for my chest to start clearing itself of the crap I have been continuously putting in there. Although everyone's quit is different perhaps knowing that you aren't the only one can help. At the same time, if it continues or you are worried please go see your doctor and get it checked out. Better safe than sorry and then at least it will help to put your mind at ease.
How are you doing?
Hugs and love, Jenn
Thanks so much. I've been stressed out and thinking about smoking again, but I haven't. I just snapped at one of my co-workers. Ugh. I immediately apologized and luckily she was forgiving.
Did your chest pains go away? Did you get checked out? If yes, what were the results?
Feeling encouraged today. Its going to be okay. All is well. One moment at a time.
Looks like you have reached the one month milestone today, is that right?
Congrats at your success and for holding on through it all! I hope you feel better today and have no more chest pains.
Way to go *
Thanks Marge! I'm going to add a star now.
Just typing in some stuff today. Feelings of self-pity and anxiety were plaguing me this morning, but I believe it is lifting. I'm feeling a little physically ill as well, so that is not helping. Stupid colder weather. Oh well. At least I'm smober.
Your star looks wonderful. You have worked so hard and have so much on your plate but you are doing it one day at a time. I was reading a past post of yours. You said your dad smoked Kools when you were a preteen, so did mine. I use to sneak into his top drawer and smell them. To me they smelled good. I wonder if I was an addict in the making even at a young age.
it feels good to be on our way to freedom.
Me too! He kept them in a top cabinet. I used to love the smell.