I haven’t been on this site in years. What made me think of it was the fact that I finally quit smoking. I see that my last entry was from 2006. It is now 2012. I haven’t had a cigarette in over two weeks. It has been very hard, but the worst is over. What inspired me was the doctor scaring the crap out of me. Apparently, I have clubbed fingernails, which could be a sign of a lack of oxygen in the blood. I’m only 29, but he recommended a chest x-ray just in case. When I realized that not only will smoking kill me, but it would be completely humiliating and embarrassing to have my friends and family watch me get sick over something as dumb and useless as cigarettes. So far, side effects include extreme fatigue, coughing less, occasional cravings, being able to swallow, and an abundance of money in my pocket. Thanks to everyone at 43 things for their support.
NatilaM cooome ooon!
I just wanted to congratulate you on completing the goal. I am sorry that the doctor had to tell you that you should stop smoking. In recent years I have researched a lot about smoking illnesses, especially cancer. And we do not want to reach there! Your story has interested me, because I would like to help you. I am not an expert and I hope that your doctor is not right, but you could undertake some preventive measures related to food and to cleanse the body from all that was collected for years. What I do know is that when the body does not have a lot to be fed, first eat bad things from it. You can start with teas and freshly squeezed juices of carrot, orange and ginger. Guess that this is more than a life lesson. I hope I helped :)