8.05.2007

welcome to august...

it's coming - like it or not! it is stifling here in the natural state and i can't seem to catch a breath.

i have some possible answers (self diagnosed! ha!) about my chest pain which i have been reluctant to share on the blog. because it's embarrassing. because some people who read don't know i WAS a smoker. yesterday was my official one month of no smoking. so i have been reading all these articles about anxiety and withdraw symptoms (including chest tightness and shortness of breath - some people have to "learn" how to breathe deep again and i think i might fall in that category - i guess smokers only breath deep when the are inhaling on a cigarette so when they stop they have to practice deep breathing. who knew?). as most of you know i hadn't even been smoking very much (mainly socially but that is still smoking). I went cold turkey july 4th - which means more withdraw symptoms and faster. ANYWAY i am still monitoring myself (blah) and the tightness... taking deep breaths does feel weird - it's so clean.... ha! i'm not that surprised with my reactions - aparently i am very sensitive to drugs - putting them in or taking them out!

anyway i thought quitting would be a lot easier but it's not. i am just starting to tell people so please don't be mad at me if i slip. however, after all this chest crap, picking up a cigarette seems pretty silly.


6 comments:

Jennifer said...

I am so proud of Kat! You rock!

sasspot said...

just hang in there, it can only get better... and it so so so worth not smoking...

llane said...

oh wow kat, i never even thought of that... but you are probably right. good for you, quitting smoking is always hard but you can do it. think of all that nice clean air in your lungs! ;) i'll be thinking of you.

melish the dish said...

the no smoking is not always fun, that is for sure. but your body will love you for it. and you not smoking will make it immeasurably easier for me to be a good girl. : ) i'm so proud of you!

Stacia said...

DON'T DO IT!!!
I wish I could quit~

Heather Kathleen said...

way to go kat! so very proud of you!