I tried to quit like 20 years ago, major stress, didn't happen... Fast forward to today. My new surgeon told me, "6+ weeks no smoking, and none there after...or else I won't do the surgery." (Ouch - 5 levels) Okay dokay... I agree with him.
I am now bumping 5 days of no ciggies, and it isn't actually going too bad believe it or not! The "quit" stress has been actually pretty darn low!!! Hence my question. When I last "quit", at around 3 weeks, I coughed a lot, (got the cumma-zee-gum) out of the lungs. I am getting that NOW with only 4-5 days. After smoking for over 30 years, is that normal? When I last "quit", I had smoked for like 10 years if that helps....
I'm also more "sleepy" than I recall. I know energy will come back into the picture, but figuring my body has a bunch of issues it needs to address....
So hoping to be and continue....to be... an EX SMOKER!!!
Thanks for listening guys!! *HUGZ*
PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.