Giving up smoking...
Giving up smoking has made me feel like i can do anything i want to. It's been several weeks now since i gave up and the risk of getting another stroke is the reason why i've given up. I've already had one stroke and i consider it very lucky that i didn't die from it. Lots of people have died from having a stroke while those don't die suffer because of it. Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body More than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking.For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
It makes you wonder why anyone smokes at all when you see what's at risk. You're really dicing with death when you smoke. I'm alive despite having a stroke. It's not fair to those who are dependant on you to let them know why you passed away and that you could've done something to prevent it. Giving up's not easy. But nothing has been easy for me (take my word for it) since having the stroke in Febuary 2013. Think of it as a question of whether you want to live or die. The choice is yours.
Think of how much money you could save if you didn't smoke. There are always positives to everything.
The guy lives next door to me is the biggest advert for not smoking there has ever been. The noise he makes every day just shows you what smoking will do for you. Be very scared because i am. He's younger than me and nobody will be surprised if he died from cancer tomorrow. Having a stroke was bad enough. I don't want to go through it all again.
i don't want anybody to think of me as a preacher of virtuous living, but there's a lot to be said for living life that way. How i live my life is not to be recommended to anybody unless you want to spend the rest of your life in a wheelchair like i do. If only i could do it again i would. My son ignores the advice i give to him. Why he does that is anybody's guess. If i can't convnce him, why shoul i bother with anyone else?