I used to be a smoker, had a ruptured annie, gave up. My partner and his son initially stopped, but now have gone back to it...and so have I ( only sometimes) ...am sooooooooooooooooo disappointed..
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I completely understand where your coming from. I've been trying too quit also. I did really good for a month then I gave in and started smoking again. Its really hard to quit when you live with someone who smokes. Even though we don't smoke in the house, I knew he was going outside to smoke lol. I blame my nerves for giving in , but I know in the end its all just excuses. If we could just go back and never have started smoking in the first place right.
Thanks for the support everyone..will give it another go.... and no Janet, didn't smoke for at least 4 months after the aneurysm, so know I CAN do it :)
Yep, I can identify ! The hardest thing in the world to quit, no two ways about that. Whats worse , I hate to be told that I can't do this or that, but if its my decision than I'm okay with it. Out of curiosity did you ever have a cigarette craving while hospitalized? (I 'forgot' that I'd been a smoker while I was alert and in the hospital) and then I got home. Oh NO.
I truely believe that smoking was the main cause of my wife's SAH and so did her neuro consultant. Please give it another try it's so important for your long term good health.
Hi Anny ... I was a smoker and quit 10 years ago...at the age of 38 .. My husband never smoked...in fact, he hated it... My radio/Neurosurgeon tells me each time I see him, if I start smoking, don't come back...can u imagine...? Anyways, whatever you can do to quit, please do...and partner and son should smoke not around you...no judging from me...it is a hard addiction and hard one to kick to the curb...but your Life truly depends on it...
I had the flu shot this year for the first time...and this is the first time in my life I got the flu...irony somewhere...anyways, it has attacked my lungs...terribly....I am over the flu, but (asthmatic since I quit smoking 10 years ago)...anyways...I am having so much short of breath, pain in my lungs...that I am scared my smoking days are haunting me...why am I telling you this? Because if it doesn't make the annie's worse...it will work something else...I will say an extra prayer for you to have the strength to say "No"...Gotcha in my Thoughts ~ Colleen
I totally agree with the others. Maybe try to visualize the smoking process-inhaling smoke!!! which can kill you(ie:escaping a burning building for instance) also the nasty tars & nicotine being carried by the red blood cells to all parts of the body(including the noggin!) Once you quit for a while it will be easier and easier to suppress the urge also others will start to appear foolish for smoking-it even looks bizaar to me now to pollute the "temple' with smoke! Please talk with the smokers and retry-each try will be more successful than the last-you will start to win and the awful urge will begin to lose the battle at least this was my experience. Of course "cold turkey" approach works for some. I love what Lynn said- finally free!! aint that the truth! Such a bondage that deceives us into thinking its pleasureable and or relaxing-it is neither, I'm sitting here 850 am hearing 18 yr old nephew hacking and coughing up stairs-i'd give anything for him to quit so i'll keep you all in my thoughts & prayers for strength to quit! cu round!
Anny, I used to be a smoker. Don't be too disappointed with yourself. I have the willpower of a gnat, but I knew that I had to do it, but I had to sure that I picked the right time for me and thank goodness, I did. You will find the strength and, importantly, the right day for you to do it again and be successful. Keep trying xx
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