it's payback time..

@pinks17 (2192)
Philippines
November 21, 2008 5:10am CST
[i]I love drinking coffee and in every coffee I consume I have one stick of cigarette.I drink one cup of coffee at home before I go to work and 3-4 cups of coffee at the office. Now it's payback time..I had my chest x-rayed and the doctor told me that I have pneumonitis it is a sign of lung injury, when there is inflammation of your lungs.It is very similar to pulmonary toxicity.Whatever. According to what I've researched,I need to drink at least 2-3 liters of water per day...OMG..I can't even finish a glass of water.But at least I can see improvements,I drink a lot of water but not probably 2-3 liters but at least more than a glass of water and what's good also and a thumbs up for me I stopped smoking and it's been 5 days already,not bad right.Practicing healthy living.lol. So for those who are into smoking...stop it while you still have time and of course to avoid getting sick. At work I have to avoid the temptation from my smoking/coffee buddies.lol.I know they'll understand.[/i]
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@bellebads (741)
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
congrats! i know that its very difficult for you to quit smoking right away but because you don't have a choice but to obey your doctor . . ...you must quit. my husband is also a smoker before but when we got married i forced him to stop, i dont like the smell of it, sorry for the smokers out there.. my point is, its really up to the person if he/she want to quit smoking, at the end of the day it is still you who is responsible to whatever the result of it.
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@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
[i]thanks so much bellebads. It's hard actually.But I am hoping that I will and can totally stop it.[/i]
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@onlyvic (50)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
Oh my! I think I am experiencing this. I am even planning to meet my doctor on pay day to have me checked up. I have a hard time coughin. There is phlegm but it doesn't come out so I force to let it out that it makes me weak. My cough has been unusual lately and I have been smoking a lot with less rest. But I do drink a lot of water. I actually always drink water after I smoke. It has been a practice to me already because I know smoking is not good, so at leats I get to drink water a lot. But I don't think it's good enough for help.
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@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
Yep I guess it would be best for you to consult your doctor..before it's too late.
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
18 Dec 08
its a good thing that you have stopped smoking...and im hoping for your early recovery and continue drinking water for good health!!
@rymebristol (1788)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
hope that it as easy as saying i quit smoking lol! it's hard especially if it's been a habit or should i say became a part of my everyday life. i also drink coffee 3 to 4 mugs (not cup) of coffee. for the past 7 years being a smoker i haven't experience shortness of breathe or even signs of any abnormal lung condition. according to my last x-ray it shows normal lungs, maybe that's because i am engage to sports most of the time like running, biking, playing basketball, swimming and so much more that my lungs do get exercise from all those activities LOL!