The story of my quit starts with a one-day/overnight hospitalization for chest pain, which turned out, after testing, to most likely be gastroesophageal reflux. Anyway, when I left the hospital, I never smoked again. I also started a medication called Protonix, which is for the esophageal stuff. I weaned off of it and haven't taken it for at least a month or so. Recently, I'm having issues swallowing again and feeling that my throat is full. I'm pretty sure it's the reflux thing and have a call in to my doctor to see if I need to start the stupid meds again.
Cover your eyes if you're not a fan of kind of cussing, but aging is not for pussies. I take a step forward and two steps back, then three steps forward and a step back, and well, I want it to even out. I don't mind dealing with issues, but I like knowing what to do and not have them continue.
The good news is that I haven't smoked for 144 days.
Friday is turning out to be stupid, and I'm okay with that.