• 3 days ago

    Need support for quitting smoking.

    I have smoked for 20 plus years. I am 45 years old and have been diagnosed with COPD. I continued to smoke after the diagnosis. I know stupid. I have been short of breath and wheezing a lot in the last 6 months but still did not quit. It wasn't until this past Saturday that I got a big wake up call. I had to go to hospital by ambulance as my pulse ox was 66%! I had a blood test that basically showed my body not being able to expel the carbon dioxide from my lungs. Had to be put on a BIPAP machine which thankfully worked for me. I did spend 2 days in hospital. This was my big wake up call that if I don't quit I will die young and I have too much to live for. I am using the Nicotine Transdermal system patch. I am determined to never pick up another cigarette again. I haven't had the cravings and I know it is not going to be easy but I will never forget the feeling of not being able to breath. Sorry this is a long post but I am anxious about my future and thankful to have this wake up call to kick this habit FOREVER! I am scared but I am going to take it day by day and I will never smoke another cigarette again.