A bit of everything hitting me!

By lipsie Latest Reply 2009-09-30 12:05:24 -0500
Started 2009-09-25 18:55:29 -0500

Hey all! I recently went to my doctors' and found out I lost 26 pounds in a month and ten days (since Ty n I split up) so I am excited about that. I did not address my breathing problem with him because they usually say something about the smoking. Three days later I am going to the hospital, have phenomena pretty damn bad at this point (Monday) So today as Friday I got out, still ill but MUCH better. Though they did a stress test in there right that made me quite sick. As the doctor discharged he tells me I had a heart attack sometime TOO…does not clarify when…BUT I follow up with my regular MD on the first so I will ask but he made things REAL clear about quitting smoking. So been out all day and have NOT smoked! YaY! Just looking for support here, advice about heart attacks…advice to quit smoking and continue loosing this weight. I am seeing a MD about a revision for Gastric Bypass but have to be smoke free for six month, I was already scheduled for a group the 7th but I am just ahead and need to stay this way. It feels great to breathe, LOL! Though, will this stop a revision I wonder cuz I have had a heart attack, does anyone know? Sheila

23 replies

lipsie 2009-09-29 19:44:15 -0500 Report

Thanks SO much everyone with everything. I have been smoking again…But I am going to quit, I am determined…I go to my MD Thurs..gonna see if there is something else to try, also start a quit smoking group next Wed. so I am gonna do it, and with so many of you supporting me .. I feel so loved, cared about right now..thanks so much.
Yeah, I was on a down hill there for a moment, after Ty n I broke up BUT I will not let him bring me down, nor anyone else anymore like that…yeah I cry but I am getting by. Anyhow…thanks all…HUGSSSS!!!!
Heck, I was feeling pretty blah today/tonight…but just reading everyone's comments is so uplifting lol LOVE YOU ALL!! Sheila

dyanne 2009-09-29 23:11:37 -0500 Report

You can do it girl so just keep thinking good thoughts. Everyone slips up just get back on track and treat yourself like u would your best friend!!!! Keep up the good work and God Bless

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-09-30 04:50:58 -0500 Report

You go girl!!! You are on the right path here. If you get depressed again jump on this site and read all these post you have under here. It will again be uplifting and hopefully you know you have friends behind you. Find a hobby or do something out of the ordinary, maybe a bubble bath. You deserve it… Debe

MarineMomX2 2009-09-30 09:36:48 -0500 Report

Welcome back Sheila! Sometimes we all need a little motivation, and a hug now and then doesn't hurt either. Good luck with the classes, I'd love to hear how they go!

dyanne 2009-09-28 22:42:32 -0500 Report

I was wondering how u were doing, I did not see u on here for a while. I'm glad to see u are doing so well. Thats great about the weight loss… I know how hard that is. The not smoking is a great thing also. I did that about 4 years ago.. u can do it !!!!! Just keep thinking about yourself and don"t let anyone stand in your way. The more you take care of yourself the better u will feel and things will fall into place. I know it is hard with all u are going through but you are a strong girl and I have faith in u !!!! So keep on doing GREAT !!!!!!!
Hugs dyanne

imsuzie2 2009-09-29 04:31:56 -0500 Report

Hey Sheila…congrats on the weight loss. Very important!!!!

OK, so you smoked 1 cigarette, don't use it as an excuse to start again. Just stop again, and again if you have to. Just like on a diet, if you cheat on 1 meal, you start again at the next meal.

A tip I used to help my husband stop might work for you. Hold the cigarette in front of you so you can see it filter to tip. Now, start at the end of the filter and measure it from that "tip" to the end…and draw a circle around the cigarette at the mid point. IF you are going to smoke, only smoke the first 1/2, which has less tars and nicotine…and then you count the number of cigs a day, and drop 1 the first day, another one about 3 days later and so on. Give that a try. Hugs

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-09-28 18:23:49 -0500 Report

Hey Lipsie - girl I think you just gave the 26 lbs to me!!!!! I keep a gaining weight! It is great to hear all the good stuff! I am rooting for you. I quit smoking about 18 months ago. I did use the chantix for a while but it made me sick to the stomach which I think gave me negative thoughts about smoking!

lipsie 2009-09-28 18:59:40 -0500 Report

Ugh, started smoking again but going try again..seeing my MD this week and going to see what else I can try…lol sorry about the extra pounds!! Hugs! Sheila

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-09-28 23:15:32 -0500 Report

It's ok I haven't actually gained all 26 but at least a good 10-15. The Dr. will change my meds if I keep it up!

I know you have heard the saying "if at first you don't succeed try, try again!"

Here is a hug right back at ya!!!

KarenH 2009-09-26 23:29:09 -0500 Report

My mother quit smoking two years ago after smoking for 55 years and she quit cold turkey. She found it quite easy and would have quit sooner had she known that. Keep up the good work with your weight loss. I'm sorry to hear of your break-up but it just might mean better things are in store for you… Take care, .Karen

LoriAnne 2009-09-26 23:10:41 -0500 Report

Hi my name is LoriAnne, I am new to this website. I used to smoke but have been quit 15+ years. I quit cold turkey, which was hard. I smoked the last one in the pack I had, and NEVER bought another or borrowed one either. Whether you choose my method or a medicine to stop, and I don't know you, but I know that everyone on this website is WORTH It. Whether is is dieting, quit smoking, etc. EVERYONE IS WORTH IT. JUST BECAUSE WE HAVE THESE OBSTACLES IN OUR LIVES, WE ARE ALL WORTH WHATEVER IT TAKES TO HELP US!!!!! JUST DON'T GIVE UP ! WE HAVE THESE OBSTACLES FOR A REASON. Thanks for listening and keep up the good work.

Tia Shirley
Tia Shirley 2009-09-28 20:36:28 -0500 Report

I agree wholeheartedly that we are all worth it to do what it takes to make us healthier. I was just told that if I don't get my blood sugars down in a month that i have to start insulin. That nudging has given me the incentive to get on track. You can do it and we are behind you all the way

Turtle 2009-09-26 22:35:24 -0500 Report

You can and WILL quit smoking because you know it is a must. I am sorry to hear you had a heart attack too. I had a mild stroke and did not know it until it was picked up later on a CAT Scan.

Keep up the good work. You can do this.

caragypsy 2009-09-26 12:44:58 -0500 Report

Good luck with the not smoking. I quit the 14th had 1 cig. the morning of the 24th before I what to have 9 teeth pulled all that was left in the top of my mouth. Cara

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-09-26 05:44:24 -0500 Report

It is so nice to see you are gettting yourself back together since your recent break-up. Stay focus and continue to make yourself healthy. I am happy to here of the weight lost and dealing with your own situations. I hope this is the start of a new begining for you. Keep us updated…Debe

lipsie 2009-09-26 08:22:10 -0500 Report

Hey Debe!!

I appreciate hearing from you like this…makes me feel stronger in a sense. It's been difficult but I try to just keep a focus when I fly a different way. Thanks again!! Sheila

Alicia039 2009-09-25 20:01:38 -0500 Report

My fiance recently quick smoking and took a medication to help him through it. It's called Chantix. It really help him and he has been smoke free since January :) I know you can beat this smoking thing. Stay strong :)

lipsie 2009-09-26 08:20:42 -0500 Report

Thank you VERY much, I tried Chantix…it was working great but caused suicidal thoughts so had to stop it. It works for some great but not others. But so far I am doing it, and thank you for the encouragement Sheila!

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