Hi, My name is Carolyn! I had the kit for becoming an Ex since February. I have visited the lung specialist twice. We have decided to set up a plan. 1 to use ibuprofen and Chantix. 2. to reduce my isolation and rejoin society. 3. 12 Step program for x smokers
I am a Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped. I am 66 years of age. I lost my only son approximately 10 years ago. I have a supportive daughter and son-in-law. I stopped drinking 28 years ago. I say I like smoking but the more I research, I realize I am addicted to smoking. I use smoking as an avoidance tool to not feel the deep hurt and lost. I use smoking to cover the frustration and anger I feel when i allow others to invade my personal space. I smoke when I have such a hard time accepting life on life's term (ex: 90 year old father being emotionally void). I smoke when I think I can fix my younger brothers' illness and angry/envy because their faith in their HP is beyond my human understanding. I smoke when I realize I am creating a world of isolation and loneliness. Fear of things I cannot change (high rent, high insurance rates, political/religious conversations, bias and just suffering amongst people).
What making me wanting to stop is that I did a SCAT scan.
I start my this introduction because I don't want to be alone with my struggles. I am afraid I posted it in the wrong place please be patient with me. I am one of the ones who may have to reread the comments and not personalize the suggestions or feel the comments are to harm me.
Thank you for reading.