=D> for you too! Great that you are using the e cigs, you will do it. Looks like we have 3 different ways of doing it, but in the end, it's whatever works.
Sheryl, hope you were able to get some sleep.
Starting day 5...
L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
stopping in to see how all is doing?
L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
so good here. Day 9 today! A couple of days ago, it was a really hard day but stuck through it.
I am hoping to stop the nicotene patch later this week and go solo.
Have an appointment on Wednesday for an opinion for a fusion, so at least I will have quit smoking for a week and a half by the appointment. It is one of my driving forces to quit, knowing that fusion is in my future.
How's everyone else?
I havent been here in a few days.
Sheryl; u hang in there girl. u can do it.
Karen; great job. Now your at day 11. Just do it throw awat the patch. You made it this long you can do it.
Beth; I was real close to going that route also, with the e-cigs. But i figured i would stop all at once, and so far its working.
I'm at day 47, and got back the results from the urine test, that w/c wanted.
Everything came back negative. I knew it would.
So the doctors know this, and i notified the w/c nurse that is assigned to me, and she said she will let w/c know, so now just waiting for the approval for surgery.
Everyone lets keep doing what were doing.
Ok I am blonde because it kept saying new post and I kept checking and there were no new posts .. then I realized uhh Sheryl hit the button that says next page lmao.. What a dork I am... so here you guys are..
Karen great job and I know you can do it. I am doing much better these past few days. Not cheating like before. I got a 1.3 pound puppy chihuahua ( I hate little dogs lol) my oldest son thought it would be a good distraction for me so he brought her to me.. funniest little thing. And my youngest son 12 caught me cheating and started crying ... damn kids making me feel like crap for being weak.
Karen Day 10... I remember day 9 was horrible. Glad you got over that day.
Jim you are going strong with everything when it rains it pours and we just get stronger .. great job thanks so much for pushing me along...
Beth you are doing great I am so happy we are all in this together. It makes it the best way to keep going.
Humpty ... How are you??? I hope everything is going good and the pain is not so bad these days
I know the weather is changing here we are having a very unusual season very warm most days when it should probably be snowing then a freezing day and warm again that plays games with my aches and pains lol
Have a great day everyone :)
You made my day, reading your post.
I laughed my a@@ off.
Just keep posting like this and we'll all forget about our troubles for a while. We'll be laughing to hard.
Hope everyone is staying smoke free, and keeping their sanity while doing it.
You had me cracking up too! You are right about the kids, my son constantly tried to get me to quit, and I could see the disappointment when I didn't in the past...this is the time.
Have fun with your new little puppy! That will definately keep you busy.
Phew, day 11 was tough, didn't think that I would make it, but I managed. Went for my appointment at a new surgeon and he wants to do an ADR on my L5/S1...really wanted to smoke waiting for and after appointment.
Hope you are all doing well!
LOL loved that laugh. You have a sense of humor for sure and it should help you through this. Just wondered why you don't continue or restart the medication if it worked for you at .5 mg? Wellbutrin helped me quit before and Champix makes me nauseated. Best wishes and hope you all can quit. Charry Hugs.
DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
a new puppy !!!!! awe!!!!! what a sweet kid you have!!!!!!!!!!!!:love:
Hows everyone doing today?
Hope we are all smoke free, and not teasing the puppy or kid(sheryl).
Just keep posting our progress, moods, and feelings, and we will all get thru this together.
I'm at day 50 today. And yes i do want a cig. but i dont dare.
I dont want it to break me, i need to prove i can break the habit.
My best to everyone, and their pups too.
Kids and puppy are surviving although just by a thread... If only you could see this 1.9 pound pup attempting to teach my 70 pound blue pit that she is boss.. The pit just takes her big paw and squishes the little barker.
Oh Jim... it is no fun if there isn't a little bit of teasing .. I hide the puppies toys she hates it if they are not in her bed so she finds them and goes to find the other one and I hide the one she found again keeps her busy for a few hours... Oh what boredom does to me.
Mrs. Dumpty I am so lucky to have great kids for the most part... however I think there is always an alternative motive for taking care of me .. " here mom is a puppy to help you feel better and not go crazy, but then oh the bomb shell hey I am gonna need you to keep the kids (ages 3 and 1) for a couple weeks. Got granny !!!:) I said oh forget that take your puppy back lol.
Anyway they come tomorrow we are gonna have a early Thanksgiving for all of us on Sunday and the babies will stay with me, I usually do not keep the youngest cuz of my aching back but my daughter is off school and will help me. I often keep the three year old
In fact here is a story that will let everyone know how much our aches and pains effect us and the people around us. When Matt got me the puppy I kept Kadence my 3 year old grand daughter for the week We took munch (pup) with us everywhere. I tell her get the puppy in his bag and lets go, so she is trying the pups growling acting crazy (hates the bag) and all of a sudden she says Grandma help me I said why do I have to help you you can't do it she says in a very loud voice My fing back hurts me thats why... grabs hold of her lower back sighs very loudly and walks away from the puppy. Oh man she sounded like her granny.
Karen you are doing great... I am so proud and remember how bad those days were at times... Jim is like phenomenal when it comes to holding out. I wish I had that but I am doing well now, couple breaks which my shrink ( oh ya started seeing one a month ago) says is ok and normal. Although do not be fooled I myself am not normal but have realized I need to relax and not be so uptight I am 39 years old not 100.
Charry I did think about starting the chantix again but I then thought it is a process and instead of starting over make this work. I have broken down and cheated a few times but it is better then before and with everyone here to help me I feel better and do better everyday. As soon as I thought about starting it again I did perfect for five days. Mind over matter is what I keep saying to myself.
Anyway everyone have a great day gotta clean what I can and get some wood or my kids will be freezing their
butts off in the basement this weekend that's where I keep them... lol
So hows everyone doing today? Any sneakin lately.
I admit i would love to sneak, but made it this far, i think i could go a few more days.
I'm at day 53 rite now.
Another touchdown Bears, o yea.
oops, anyway my best to everyone, including the kids and dogs too.
Hang in there and remember "mind over matter" and we'll do this together.
Everyone is good on my for front no sneaking this weekend I had so so many babysitters.
Day 53 is almost over Jim :)
Your doing great and don't even think about the sneak.. it makes it just that much harder and who knows why they taste so yucky... not one thing good about the sneak except getting away with it I feel like I am 12 lol
Here is to a great sneak free week for all of us
Your doing good.
Hang in there, and if you can avoid the sneaks, you beat the lil tar devil.
Jim over two months well done... Congrats !!!!! Have the grand kids so between them and my devil puppy ... and my trip to the ER I have been not doing much but I have been thinking about you guys and cheering us all on
Have a great week
Hi; and how ya doing.?
What day you on with the countdown, hoping your still with me on this.
I'm at day 63, and doing fine.
I still think about smoking and still get the urge, couple times a day, but i have'nt given in to it.
Hoping everyone else is doing o.k. on their quest to quit.
My best to ya's
Hi; and I hope your able to stick to the road toward non smokinmg.
I'm at day #72 rite now. Donty feel any better or worse.
My besyt to all and their quest to quit.
Good for you Jim! I didn't really feel better or worse at first either. Trust me, you are getting better, it'll take a while though. I found once I got going in the right direction with quitting. The whole thing just became this big non event. It's actually better that way I think. Just keep on doing what you're doing.
Over time I found my lung capacity increased quite a bit. I can workout pretty hard with weights or cardio for an hour or more. There was no way when I was smoking. So it really does help. Takes quite some time for all that tar crap in your lungs to break loose.
lol at GD back pain story lol
Not been around much - sorry. Dealing with personal crappy life stuff.......sigh
way to go ALL of you EX smokers!!!!!!!!!!
YOU ALL ROCK!!!!!
Hey everybody ... How is everyone? All is well on this end except I will be calling the doctor for another script of chantix...:( Everyone was right should of followed directions ( I am a nurse and I know that) Yet I do not listen...
Anyway not smoking a lot but still having issues with sneaking ... I need Jim's strength. Humpty I miss you on here but I to know all too well the crappy family stuff ... Best of luck on that end..
Jim you are an inspiration to us all .. thanks for keeping us going..
Great job everyone else on this road to a healthier life.
Have a great night hope everyone has a pain free week
Sheryl, don't worry, you will get there! I too had an issue with cheating a couple of weeks ago. My grandpa and grandma passed away one right after the other. With going to two funerals and wakes, sorrow and back pain...I caved. Cheated a few times over that week but then got off completely again.
Back on track and doing well. We can all do it!Beth have missed you on here too. Jim, you are our inspiration! Sheryl, hang tough with me...we too can do it!
Thank God for you ... because my cheats are the same as yours stress related family issue related which I have been having alot of lately and it sucks.
I feel helpless and I smoke
I feel aggravated and I smoke
I wanna kill someone and I smoke so I don't.
Gotta make some changes here to be stronger that is all and I am in the process of doing that right now and I am still not full blown smoking just when I can't fight the craving you know...
My kids caught me and are so upset that they are the only reason I haven't full blown smoked ...
I think anyway.. Doctors appointment tomorrow and if they would give me some hope that would help with the incentive, keeping my fingers crossed.
I have a million excuses huh just like any addict. I know with the help and encouragement of you guys I will beat this completely and I have not given up
Hi; and dont be going out and killing anyone. You can beat them up tho.
Anyway, you almost made it, so hoping this next go around it will go smoother for ya,
I honestly dont know how i was able to do it and stay nicotene free, but i guess it was just the right timing.
Between my ex, the surgery i just had, and then 2 deaths, and funerals to deal with, i definitely wanted a smoke.
But i know you cant give in at all, not even one time. And i'm hoping i see this thru, at day 77 today.
So you better hurry girl, so you can catch up.
Best of luck to ya.
Thank you for the motivation. I will be calling the doctor soon to get a new script for the chantix. Definitely need it took my 86 year old grandpa to the ER yesterday Hospital was packed as per usual here in Rochester I had to drop him off and then park in the parking garage... oh dear God I parked about the 7th level I think when I left last night I thought I was going to fall over and die really, my no activity restrictions and the smoking are going to kill me the pain was awful going up the steps which it always is so I was going slow... Still by the time I got to my car I was almost dead... couldn't breath everything hurt I just got in my car and cried... And I have to go see the old man again ... if I ever get my big butt moving. lol
Jim I hope you are doing everything the doctor tell s you to do with your recovery. Do not over do it and take it one day at a time. It will come.. I tend to over do everything If you need anything I am here and do not try to disappear on me cuz I will need you once I get my medication and am ready to start this all over good thing is I already did it completely once for a month without the sneaking so I know I can do it again
it's a slip - not a rock slide
You still have the frame of mind to quit and that is very important!
Prayers/thoughts for your GP.
Hospitals & parking lots - OMG! I was in a wheel chair, brother needed ER surgery. There was no valet parking on Sundays! Parking lot is blocks away all up hill! I knew I could never wheel myself up the hill. Hospital had NO offers of how I could get help as I was not the patient. GRRRRRRRRR!
Hope everyone is doing good and getting ready for Christmas better then I am.:) I started my chantix again this morning and complete quit date with no sneaking I have set for the 28th of December I want to start 2012 healthy. Plus I did not want to wait too long I have to catch up with Jim...lol
Oh my hospitals stink, everyone keeps telling me to get a handicap sign so I do not have to park so far away but I refuse to until I absolutely need it. Went back to get my Grandpa the next day and it was horrible walking up the parking garage steps ( only 6 then a platform) 6 or 7 flights and I swear I was almost dead. Need to get this weight off stop smoking completely and get exercise, my restrictions make that tough.
Anyway great job everyone and I am going to get it right this time. You are right Humpty it is just a slide....
Jim you should be about day 81 today How exciting I can not wait to see that day ... you have almost 3 months of healthy breathing.... WTG
Karen hope all is well with you and the family stuff is getting less stressful, I know mine is starting to I think or I am just not caring as much lol :)
Anyway everyone have a great week last week before Christmas
Glad to hear that things are settling down for you Sheryl. Hope that your Grandpa is doing better
I can relate regarding the handicap sticker. I should have attempted to get one by now since I don't walk more than 30 feet and or 5-6 steps. Instead I find that I don't go out.
Love online shopping for that reason, really helps at Christmas time.
Glad to hear that you started the Chantix again, I am trying really hard to not cheat...although have a couple of times this month.
Jim, we really have to get our runners on to catch up with you now! Well done!
Sheryl, and Karen.
I'm at day 87. Now just waiting for the feeling better part to start up. LOL
Sheryl i'm glad you were able to get more chantix, and hope it helps you this time.
About 3 years ago i tried to quit using chantix, and i was on it for 3 months straight, and quit the chantix not the cigarettes. (i dont think thats the way its suppose to work).
So point is dont get discouraged, just set your mind to it. I feel thats what made the difference for me this time.
Very best of luck to ya's
I am popping in to see how you all are doing?
way to go blazer!!!!!
My MIL died this past Thursday after having been on life support for about 2 weeks, so my quit date come and went - yeah I know "excuses" - But seriously I knew I could not do a quit with that all happening
So sorry to hear about your mil I hear ya I was doing great and then one day my friend diagnosed with cancer and in three weeks was gone ya that made my quit disappear to .. I think I am going to start tomorrow and change my routine every morning I think that will help me was using jolly ranchers and life savers and gained 5 pounds in two weeks you know 70 calories to every three urrrrrr
Anyway still traveling this same path waiting and hoping for all this to end sad thing is it never wil the pain will always be there
Good luck hope all is well
Sheryl - I was trying to find this thread and could not, so am happy you posted
I am SO very sorry for your loss
I am having MUCH better success with the elec cigs then I have ever had before. If you want more info let me know.