My story...where do I begin?
I guess it begins with me being a 34 almost 35 year old smoker of analogs 24 almost 25 years. I enjoyed it like I'm sure most people who smoke do. Those nasty stinky things were my best friend through deaths, births, tragedies, and utter joy. I work for a medical insurance company and I hear from people all the effects and consequences of this relationship on a daily basis but you could never turn me away. I qualified to work from home and started doing so about 2 years ago this July. And the increase started. With nothing holding me back like going outside during a break I can work and puff my day away. It had gotten to the point that every time someone called and the "beep" of my headset went off I would light up before even saying hello. I was gonna be one of those 99 year old people who downed 3 packs without a problem and in perfect health. The exception to the rule. Boy, was I wrong.
In December it started. Don't get nervous now, it's nothing too traumatic but it was a wake up call for sure. I got up as everyone does and headed to the bathroom and started to cough. I'm a menthol lover full flavor the harder the better. That cough wouldn't stop. It was extremely hard to breathe in and the room started to go black. It felt like my chest was an accordian that someone forgot to extend. My head pounded and I was dizzy. All I could think was "Am I having a stroke?" Still the ever loyal person I am 45 minutes later when I started to feel better I was right back lighting up. I thought "Oh yeah it's winter and I'm sure I have a cold or something." Then it started happening every couple weeks. Right after getting out of bed. Then every week. So I started talking to my mom about it and she gave me a off brand e-cig. It sort of helped but just wasn't what I wanted. The feel was wrong. The taste was terrible. I couldn't stick with it. On top of all this my DH loves the same brand as I do and has no inclination to convert. Back to analogs I went. And the cough came back with an attitude.
While working one day I was voicing my concern over this terrible cough that robbed me of my sense of health (while puffing away I might add). My co-worker said "Have you heard of vapor 4 life?" She was so excited and works from home as well so is in the same boat as I. She went on about flavors and levels and customer service. I thought I have to research this a bit. So I started my lurk and research. Finally after a couple weeks I asked her how she was doing. Her reply? "I don't touch the others anymore. I'm in love with this and waiting for my dessert sampler to come as we speak!" Even though the sale was over I knew I couldn't wait. I placed my order that day (just yesterday in fact). Now I'm waiting patiently (well with a little eye on the mailbox even though it's just been a day) for my kit and am very hopeful that I will love it as well as everyone else. I'm ready to head out on the porch and wave good-bye to my cough, my yellowed windows, my sticky computer screen, my stinky clothes and the burn holes in my bedspread (not I but DH there and I'm on the convert wagon even now before I get my kit )