Well John...I really really hope you succeed. Maybe this will give some incentive...I know it has for me.
Last march I got out of my truck while making my deliveries and when I stood up my whole left side just went numb...I went to the hospital and luckily it wasn't a stroke.
But since all this has happened and I've had to have all these tests done. In the process of testing (CT-Scans) something else was revealed that had nothing to do with my numbness (I see a Neurologist in 6 days to see if he can tell why that happened) and if was that I have 2 Aneurysms....1 is an abdominal aortic aneurysm (4.4 centimeters) and the other is in my heart on the ascending aorta (3.5 centimeters) ...both of which were caused "mostly" by smoking and will continue to increase in size if I don't quit smoking. And even if I am successful in quiting I will still have to have a stint inserted into my abdominal aorta because of my age....meaning to young for it to be that size....if I was older it wouldn't be as much as of concern.
So think about it because the same "could" be happening to you and you wouldn't even know it until it was to late...there is no warning sign...it just happens...and believe me bud I know what your going through trying to quit...its hard as hell...especially when your stressed or sitting front of where you are right now reading this. I've tried everything numerous times to quit...and those patches went great with a cig! And right now I'm stressed to the limit not knowing why my left side is all messed up.
All joking aside, I really hope you succeed and I'll be right along side you trying again and praying I succeed...because this time for me its literally life or death...I gotta make it work! And if ya need to talk any time of day for support let me know....more than glad to be there for ya.
Oh....and I don't have health insurance either...which is more stress...just what I need! (