Hello, I am Delphyne. On April 5th at 7:00 a.m. I smoked one cigarette on my way to work. My usual smoking routine is 4 cigarettes in the 43 mile drive to my job. I have not smoked another cigarette since the one and I am trying very hard to stay free from cigarettes. It scares me to think of what the long term effects will be if I continue to smoke.
I stopped because I found it hard to take walks or move and not cough. It reminds me of my father who smoked. He died from renal failure but he coughed a lot too.He was so unhealthy. I have also been getting what I consider to be taps on the shoulder from god. I seem to see more people with oxygen tanks. I do not want that for myself.
I remeber when I was in 8th grade there was a no smoking campaign asembly in school. The guest speaker was a man who had his voice box removed because he smoked. I remember it had an impact on me but as years passed I forgot about him and the contraption he needed to put on his throat to talk.
Recently I went to get my license tag renewed and behind me in line was a man like the guest speaker from 8th grade. I couldn't turn around and made up my mind to stop smoking right then and there!
April 5th, the day I smoked one cigarette and none since then. Today is April 8th. Coughing has decreased significantly, I breathe better and praying very hard to not start again. So, keep me in your prayers. I also have a Chantix prescription as back up. God bless you all.
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