Hello my fellow EX’ers. I wanted to give an update. I did not smoke. I am so thankful I checked in here first. I am grateful you all said what I needed to hear. Different perspectives but all in unison that smoking will make it worse. I was not thinking that way at first. It makes perfect sense.
In hind sight, I don’t know why I was ready to throw in the towel. I can incorporate that into my help stay quit toolbox. I know I got overwhelmed and scared. Bad results and no other information. I am super proud that you two, Tom & Ellen, let me know they were easy to fix.
I understand I must take super good care of myself. Keep my A1c/blood glucose levels in normal ranges is the key element here. Just get healthy and stay happy. That sounds good to me. I am sure I will get angry at times not being able to eat some things. But, I am worth the effort.
As long as I stay smoke free, I’m winning!!!! God bless me with a lifetime full of no smoking and fresh air and clean water.