Cautiously Optimistic

Blog Post created by OverIT40 on Dec 2, 2019

New to the group but have been reading everyone’s blogs for a few weeks now.  I selected a quit date of tomorrow but I have actually been smoke free since 11-1-2019 (40th birthday).  I have been an on and off smoker since I was 20.  My kids and my wife are my reasons for quitting!  I am 100% done with it and never going back....EVER!  The one thing I have noticed since quitting is an underlying feeling of someday being diagnosed with lung cancer and it is all I think about.   Is this my mind playing tricks on me?   I hope I quit in time but only time will tell.  Other than this, I haven’t had any significant withdrawal symptoms other than waking up in the middle of the night but I attribute this to my mind racing.  I don’t have the nasty cough or shortness of breath that I see a lot of people describing.  Not sure if this is a good or bad thing!  Everyone on here is so supportive and I am looking forward to being a part of this group!