Hello everyone, I am glad you came back to our site. For some reason, I woke up at 3:45 this morning. I decided to sit down and write a few words. Addictions came to mind, so I would like to tell you about mine. I have many small ones, but the most devastating to me are smoking. Maybe, it will strike a note with some of you. So, lets talk about my addiction to cigarettes.
I have COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Sounds kind of scary and, it is. It is a combination of two illnesses. Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. There are many ways to get it, but primarily, you get it from smoking cigarettes. I got it from over 50 years of smoking cigarettes. I think, often, of the cost of my addiction to smoking. When I first started, cigarettes were on 25 cents a pack. Now, I pay as much as $7.00 or more, for something that will probably end my life. I tried to calculate the amount of money, I have spent on this deadly habit, but I cannot. Probably enough to have quite a large bank account, if I had saved all those dollars.
Of course, the biggest problem, is my inability to stop. I have tried and tried and failed over and over again. The longest period of time, I have been off cigs In all these years is 120 days. And all it took, was one more to get me hooked again. The very worst part is that I know, is that the next cigarette is going to hurt. While I am smoking, it hurts. I guess, that is why, they call it an addiction. The good news is that I have only 6 cigarettes left in this pack. I have smoked 3, while writing this.
If you are also addicted, please find a way to quit. Go on the internet and find a “quit smoking” site. They are a great help. They will even send you some medication. They will send you 1 of 3 type. Patches, gum or lozenges and they are free. They assign a coach, to call and help you through the first 60 days. It is free, so take advantage of their services. I took the lozenges and they worked for me. They tasted awful for the first 4 days, but you sorta get used to them and they start tasting good. That is the time I was off for 120 days.
So today, October 3rd, 2014, I will once again attempt to kick this disgusting addiction to cigarettes habit. I know, that if I succeed, I can lengthen my life by years. Wish me luck and I will give you an update on November 1. If you need to talk to someone, just go to the “contact us” button, on the menu. Jot me a line, and I would gladly give you a call. (U S A only please) Good luck.