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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I am sick....I think the second hand smoke did it

As I mentioned in my last post, I had a great weekend. I went out and had a great time and did not smoke but I think that the second hand smoke in the casino did a number on my lungs. I feel like I am coming down with a major cold or the flu. My chest is tight and I don't want to take asthma medicine because there can be side effects with Chantix. The thought of being around smoking makes me sick to my stomach! I came home from work and passed out I felt so awful. I slept for a few hours and woke up and watched Nip/Tuck and Shot of Love with Tila Tequila. I just took some NyQuil and am off to bed. I hope I feel better tomorrow. Lets see, its been over two weeks since I have smoked and now that I feel this bad just from the second hand poison I inhaled, I realize that I really made the right decision to quit. If I can feel this bad from second hand smoke, I can just imagine what I was doing to my body on a daily basis. I go to my stop smoking program tomorrow. I hope everyone enrolled has had a lot of success since we did meet last week. I hope everyone is doing well in their journey also.


maggie said...

Hope you are feeling better today, Mz Diva. I think I had some cold-like symptoms shortly after quitting (just assumed my body was clearing out the ick), but it's also that time of year, and being around smoke could be a factor. Whatever it is, it's got to feel wonderful knowing that we are no longer inviting sickness, so that's a good thing. Feel better!

Scott Singleton said...

Hey Diva,

Found ya from the inspirational one there above me. I'm quitting soon myself and one of the stategies along with the chantix will be a group at a local hospital.

Good luck on the quit...you're doing great...two frickin' weeks...thats is awesome...


Mz Diva said...

Scott, I actually missed my hospital program the other night because I was sick and I was kind of bummed. There is one guy in there who is my inspiration. He signed up again for the class and has been on Chantix for awhile and considers himself a non-smoker now. That to me is AMAZING! He is probably in his 60's or 70's and has been smoking for a lot longer than me. He is a holocaust survivor who was in a German Concentration Camp. You never know who you will meet that will prove to be inspirational when you least expect it. I am just trying to keep an open mind about the whole thing.