01 Jan 2019
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Just got an email from our forum, indicating that its been 6 months since I quit. Last few months went very quick. I did have horrible smokers flu, with nasty symptoms. The worst feeling started turning around after around 10 weeks. Or at least the lung and chest pain deminshed by then. I only pretty much stopped being constipated around 2 weeks ago. So the extra fiber isn't needed. Thankfully. Intestines appear to be still healing though. One thing that probably gave me bad symptoms for long, is that unlike many who cough off alot of gook, I never coughed up anything at all. I had smoked for over 50 years, aprox pack a day. But did exercise often, and was active in sports till quitting. Oh, yes, my "wind" or breathing anyway is almost back to pre stopping levals. Meaning, before I stopped i always didn't get out of breath. But after quitting, i was out of breath really bad while going up steps. Thankfully that is improving. For the first 3 months certainly, I was on this forum every night, and I found it very helpful, and Jilly Girl and other admins of course do I great job supporting all of us. I will play 2nd game of softball with most players half my age Sunday, and will continue. Can't wait till my runing capacity is back to normal. But its getting there. If I can quite, anyone can.