I Get Out of Breath to Easily
Hi, I started smoking when I was around 12.
I probably smoked on average of about 1/2 a pack a day. Sometimes a little more sometimes less. I quit once for 2 months. I hardly missed the cigarettes, although I didn't notice that I felt better. If I had really noticed a difference, I may have stayed off them. I felt tired. But maybe I had to quit for longer. Up until the last year or two, I had lots of energy and was very active. Recently, I have not been very active and smoking a little more. Even when I go out to do simple things like raking, shoveling snow, etc. I get out of breath. Last year I was carrying my clubs around the golf course. This year I took a pull cart and could barely breath around 9 holes. I like to be physically active. I have also gained about 20 pounds. I am now 51, so I have been smoking for almost 40 years. I am afraid I will gain too much weight if I quit smoking. My BF chain smokes and I worry about him. I would like us both to quit. Maybe soon we will both try really hard and be successful. NOw that the weather is nice, I can get active so I don't gain to much weight.