Not Smoking 1101 Days and Counting

I was asked to update what was going on with my smoking or lack of, my health and what is going on with me. So here goes. It has been 1101 days since my last cigarette. Or 157 weeks and 2 days. Or 26,424 hours. Or 1,585,440 minutes. But who’s counting. How is it going for me? Goodly. Most of…

Help I Am Turning Into A Critical Nazi Ex-Smoker

I just returned from a rather long road trip. Most of the trip was purposeful with timelines and obligatory family visits. One of those “hurry we have to be here for breakfast there or this event” kind of trips. The driving to get there was the best part of that section of the trip.  I love the journey, the destinations…

Non-Smoking 60 Days

Where I work there are two people who smoke. I guess, that is a fallacious statement. There are others who are employed there who smoke, but today I am concerned with only two of them. They  both engage in behavior that I recognize. I have not been a non-smoker so long that I have forgotten what it was like! Only…

I have Emphysema

The main reason I quit smoking was that I have been diagnosed with Stage II Bullous Emphysema. Lots of people like to call it COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It does sound nicer and it is a term that includes many different diseases or conditions. The two main forms of COPD is emphysema and chronic bronchitis, but it is…