Good morning to all. I am usually do my blog earlier in the morning, but was at the doctor. I really felt bad yesterday and left work early. This morning wasn't much better and did not go into work. I decided with all this "flu" going around I had better check it out. I was so happy when the doctor told me that I tested negative for the flu. Not only that, but she said, "Your lungs are clear." That was music to my slightly red ears (no medication required). I feel a weight lifted not only because I don't have the flu, but that my lungs sound good. Usually any illness meant Bronchitis. I do have to say that addiction is sick. Could you imagine using an inhaler just to be able to smoke. I am embarrassed to say that, but it's true. You can't get much sicker than that (although I am sure there are other sick stories). Today will be 30 days of being smoke free. I am amazed that even with urges and cravings I have been able to stick to my quit. Maybe I need to put, "Lungs are clear" in my toolbox as a constant reminder of the extremely positive and rewarding benefits of not smoking. My lungs are thanking me.