I am wanting to quit smoking, so I went to a local shop called Crazy Vapors and bought an electronic cigarette with a bottle of regular tobacco flavor and a bottle of a flavor called Twisted Java. I really like how the twisted Java tastes. I have found that first thing in the morning I am still needing to smoke regular cigarettes, but throughout the day I use the E-cig. The one I picked is of course, Purple! You have to press a button while you take a drag off of it, but you do not need to take a hard drag, because you get a decent hit very easily. I tried the 24 g nicotine and I also got the 18 g nicotine in the flavored one. The 24 g nicotine is pretty harsh, even though that is supposed to be equivalent to what I smoke. Any further purchases will be of the 18g ones. It produces a vapor that kind of looks like smoke. There is no smell and no second hand smoke, etc. I have found that my mouth does not taste so nasty, like it tends to from smoking cigarettes. I am hoping that over time I will be able to completely switch to the E-cig and decrease my nicotine level and then eventually quit. This way I still have the hand to mouth movement so I should not be eating to replace it. Also you can purchase the flavors without any nicotine in them, so I can see how an E-cig would be very beneficial for anyone wanting to quit smoking. I do know that the cheap ones in the gas station do not work to good, so if you are wanting to make the switch, get yourself a good quality one. Crazy Vapors even has a website, so you do not have to live here to buy from them. Crazy vapors.com I am going to go up there and try some more flavors, they have hundreds of them and you can try any or all of them before you buy. They have the best customer service I have even seen too.
I am still waiting on them to call me with my new scheduled surgery date. I had it scheduled for the 13th but my insurance didn’t cover that hospital so now I am waiting for them to call me from the other hospital with the new date. The sooner the better. I do believe much of this horrible pain I am suffering with lately, is due to the growths and the fibroids that were also discovered. I do have many back problems and issues, but the pain, as of lately, has been horrible! I cannot even lay down to find relief. I am maxed out on my medications and the doctor will not go up any more, he also noted that after I recover from surgery I need to be weaned down on the medications too. So, I pray, ever so much, that I am pain free after this surgery! I am excited to be able to have the robot assisted hysterectomy. I did not want to have a large incision to heal from. I have had two other surgeries in my life that were done with scope/camera and had four small incisions and I did well recovering form them.
I had my tubes tied in October 1992, when my last child was about 7 months old. When I woke from that one I had really bad back pain and I was trying to get up off of the bed and they kept knocking me back out. I must of woke half a dozen times and tried to get up and then I was knocked back out again. Finally, the last time I woke I hollered that my back hurt and I needed to get up. They said they ended up having to put stitches in my little incision areas because I kept trying to get up. I felt so much better once I was able to get out of that bed in recovery.
I had my gallbladder removed in the spring of 2005. It stopped working and I had several months where I was sick and in a lot of pain until they finally sent me for testing. The normal tests did not show that my gallbladder was bad, but they sent me for a final test, the nuclear test and that one was very clear that my gallbladder was down to 12% function. I remember being scared, but I was grateful that I did not have to have a large incision to have it removed like my father did back in the day. When I woke in recovery after that one I felt like my belly button was on fire, but I passed back out quickly. It was a matter of seconds. Each time I woke up I would be awake for seconds and I would feel the burning feeling, but it got less and less every time I woke up, until I finally stayed awake in recovery and I felt just fine. My surgery was around 2 in the afternoon and I did not want to stay in the hospital. I hate hospitals. So I pestered them until they told me what I had to do in order to go home, then I did everything they required. Ate, used the bathroom and walked the entire floor. I was on my way home at 8pm that night. I took my pain meds as soon as I got home, even though I was not in pain. I was told to do this for a couple of days because it was better to keep the pain at bay then to wait until you hurt to take them. I did not sleep that entire night. The pain meds, which were hydrocodone, made me wired. That next day I decided I had better not take anymore pain meds, because your body must sleep in order to heal. I did sleep that night and then on day three and four I had a bunch of gas pain, which is from them pumping you up with gas for the surgery. I never once even felt my incision sites.
My daughter ended up having to quit her job, because my son just will not babysit for her and I am in no condition to even attempt to do it. I wanted her to have a job, but she doesn’t make enough to pay for regular daycare and barely had any money left after paying for babysitting and gas, the babysitting was so only $2/hr too. I don’t know anyone who will do it for that. He does start Pre-K this fall though, but it is only half days. Which reminds me, I need to go register him for that ASAP! My daughter was expecting everyone to do everything for her and she was treating everyone horrible. She really needs to learn from this and she definitely needs to be on some sort of medication. She must be Bipolar or BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) like I am, yet she is much much worse than I have ever been. She gets highs where she is bouncing off the walls and talking a lot and laughing, then very quickly she will be pissed off or depressed. She is also an alcoholic. I married two alcoholics and my two living kids from two different dads are both alcoholics, just like their fathers. I am not, nor have I ever been, a drinker. I don’t like the taste and I do not like the feeling.
I am trying to work on calming my stress levels down, because I do not want to go in for surgery and be as stressed out as I have been. I will not heal well. I am going to have someone get my inversion table out for me today and I am going to do a slight decline on it, in hopes it will help with some of this pain. I will also do deep breathing and meditation while I am on the inversion table. I must reduce the anxiety and stress I have going on. I want a smooth surgery and recovery. BTW: peppermint is excellent to help get rid of gas. Anytime you have a surgery with a scope you are pumped up with gas and your body has to get it out of you so you end up with a few days of gas pains. Sucking on peppermints or drinking peppermint tea sweetened with honey is an excellent way to expel the gas. I have started my list of what to bring to the hospital and what to have at home for when I return. The recovery period is 6-8 weeks for a hysterectomy even if you have it done using a robot. It is major surgery and you must rest. Your body will make you rest anyway, so plan to spend the first two weeks just resting and then gently moving about and taking short walks around the house………….
This is my E-cig…