Carmensan

Darn it.. back to square one

Blog Post created by Carmensan on Dec 11, 2018

End of day 2 and gave in! Son of a gun... sigh.. feel like a total loser. This is tougher than I thought  we’ll, going to start again in the morning and back to day 1. 

 

Note to self; enough is enough. Everyone starts somewhere and you have to stay strong. You smoked for 21 years...... take it seriously! Don’t give up! 

 

I need to keep reading this!!! 

Knowing how quickly you will recover with quitting can help:

  • within six hours – your heart rate will slow and your blood pressure will become more stable
  • within one day – your bloodstream will be almost nicotine free, the level of carbon monoxide in your blood will have dropped, and oxygen will be reaching your heart and muscles more easily
  • within one week – your sense of taste and smell may have improved and your lungs will be getting better at removing mucus, tar and dust
  • within three months – you will be coughing and wheezing less, your immune function and circulation to your hands and feet will be improving
  • within six months – your stress levels are likely to have dropped, and you are less likely to be coughing up phlegm
  • after one year – your lungs will be healthier and breathing will be easier
  • within two to five years – your risk of heart disease will have dropped significantly (and will continue to do so over time)
  • within five years – women’s risk of cervical cancer will be the same as if they had never smoked
  • after 10 years – your risk of lung cancer will be lower than if you had kept smoking
  • after15 years – your risk of heart attack and stroke will be similar to that of someone who has never smoked.

Outcomes