I have had a lot of time to let my mind ponder things lately.
As I approach 6 1/2 years smoke-free, I reflect back on some of the things I have been told.
One of the most frequent is "Why stay quit?"
Your lungs are damaged and you sound like a blacksmith's bellows sometimes. Why stay quit?
You are "short of breath" all the time. Why stay quit?
Your legs give out when you try walking too far. Why stay quit?
Your heart will never recover from the damage. Why stay quit?
That murmur gets worse each year. Why stay quit?
The Barrett's isn't going away. Why stay quit?
That Aneurysm keeps growing. Why stay quit?
These are just a few that I have heard since I quit smoking.
The short answer could be I have extended my life expectancy 327 Days and 10 Hours by not smoking.
Maybe it's the thousands of dollars I have deprived Big Tobacco of over the years.
I guess the main reason is this ....
Creator made this body perfect.
I abused and damaged it very badly.
I can't repair it, but, I can do my best to care for it.
I might not wake up tomorrow, but I will know that I was not destroying my body anymore.
And that, my friends, is why I STAY quit!!!!!!
Be well and travel safely out there on your quit journey.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.