Quit Smoking Oct 09

Actually yesterday the 6th was my 5 month quit date after smoking heavily for 40 years.    Never in a million year did I ever think that I would never smoke and quit and I had 3 weeks to do it in and cold turkey !!!!!!!!!! I did not like mu surgeon that day that's for sure lol
 Well when I was diagnosed with EC and emphaseema (sp) and the surgeon told me that I would be tested on the day of surgery (pee in a cup) and if he found nicotine in it I would be sent home and there would be no surgery.So that night was the last for me I did lapse once over xmas and had a ciggie and it nearly killed me so that did it me for teehee..........
 I still can;t believe that i had the courage and will power and also the threat of the surgeon to actually stop and I LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!but I am not one of these reformed smokers who really make me mad spoutting on & on about how bad it is etc........... I still love the smell of smoke..........not that much that I would run after someone just to get a wiff of the smoke lol.
I'm just stoked that I got this far cold turkey n all and at this stage never want to go back to it again.  I had little flashes/thoughts oohh a ciggie would be nice and then the thought goes away.
So anybody that needs/wants/has to quit smoking it can be done especially when your health is on the line...... but just do if for yourself.   My war cry was "but I enjoy smoking it relaxes me" yeah well that was just an excuse.......... I just didn't have the will power and inclination to try and stop.......... but anyways that's all behind me and one less thing I have to worry about teehh.
Sorry If I rabbitted on but am feeling happy and stoked about my achievements..
The week after next start all my follow up dr appmts, CT scans, PET scans, seeing Oncologist, GI doct, my own doct, surgeon, mamagram and bone density test thrown in there as well............. so lucky I have a good boss and great people I work with.
Anyways enough ramblings needless to say I'm one happy camper tonight,.......
Cheers Annie

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Brenda2008
Brenda2008

Way to go! That\'s awesome :-)
deleted_user
deleted_user

And the Oscar goes to Annie, congratulations!
Annie30066
Annie30066

Thank you both ..... now..... do you want a typical Oscar thank you speech \"I would like to thank every man and his dog etc\" or would a simple woohoo thank you suffice? LOL :)
Clipper24
Clipper24

Was told to quit before my own operation. Ended smoking 2 weeks before, cold turkey like yourself and yes 8months later I still want to have smoke. Smoked since I was 17, 36 years ago. Love standing downwind of my old fellow smokers. Ironicaly one of them died just 1.5 months ago from EC.

LOve reading stories such as yours, I find myself realizing I\'m not alone in this. Way togo!
Annie30066
Annie30066

Clipper congrats on quitting the ciggies cold turkey !!!! it is hard but when you\'re faced with a situation like ours the only option was to quit.

Sorry to hear of your friend\'s passing recently - I tell you this EC is a \"Beast\" as Fred puts it.

It\'s 14 months now since my last ciggie and I hope and pray I never start up again - I certainly don\'t want to go through all these feelings and withdrawls again.

Cheers Annie
deleted_user
deleted_user

Way to go Annie:
I smoked for 50 + years and quit when I heard the work cancer and have not looked back. Its great not to smoke.