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100 hundred days



  • My NS made me quit before he would do my fusion - I still miss my cigs occasionally and never more than when my beloved Packers are disintegrating before my eyes when I had expected another Superbowl - now I join you Bear Fans on the sidelines Jim. Hope the complications settle down soon!

  • I am hoping for both of us to have our new lives soon... I am going to do it because it is well worth it in all aspects. Congrats on quitting You and Jim give me the much needed motivation I need to get through this
    Thanks so much guys
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  • Hey you I hope your feeling better and things are settling down. Back on my Chantix day 2 been debating alot lately on trying to get my Doctor to let me go back to work at least a coupe days a week until I can have the surgery... I know it is only a month if I quit and I shouldn't take the chance on being in such severe pain, but man I am so bored and the kids are making me as crazy as I ma making them.
    I need to just get my crap together and quit like you Jim then I could be laying in my bed post op in a month ...
    Thanks for being my motivation I need it
  • I've quit since Dec. 26. Not even the e-cig I bought! Doing Weight Watchers too! I AM GOING TO KEEP THIS UP!!!!! Going to the Casino tomorrow. Planning on chewing a lot of gum. I noticed this week I am feeling a little less pain. I also have a cold but it hasn't progressed like it used too. I think quitting smoking is going to have more positive effects that will encourage me to be an ex smoker for good this time. Sending words of encouragement to all.
    Severe DDD. Klippel Feil Deformity. Cervical Foraminatomy that turned into Lamy. I have tried so many treatments, therapy's and medications.
  • nancy, john, sheryl, karen and patti.

    Today is "125", and i admit i still would like a smoke.
    But i dont dare go sneakin one, cause we all know it will be too easy to start up again.
    I can smell a little better, and i do notice the difference in the taste in my mouth. Taste cleaner.

    Sheryl, hang in there and stick with it. Your next surgery to hopefully take care of the problems depend on you staying quit. Thats what the doctor is ordering.
    John, its sad that your dad died from illness related to smoking. I'm 56 y/o and my main thing is my 2 kids. my son is 26, and my daughter is 19. and i want to be here for them and they have both been on me to stay quit. They are my reason for staying quit, and i pray i have the mindset to stay quit. Tho that wont guarantee me a longer life, it should increase my chances.
    karen; thank you,
    Patti; thanks, and i couldnt believe my eyes either watching the pack and giants game.
    They played like they didnt have their minds in the right frame. I also thought they had a better team then when they won the super bowl. But that just shows ya there is always someone better on any given day.

    I havent been on here much lately. Ive been beating myself up, over whether to hire a different divorce lawyer and take the ex back to court and try to get this alimony that ive been paying for 4 years stopped. Cant even get a lawyer around here to talk to ya, unless you pay them. And i dont have the money to take this to court, so im stuck paying this alimony until i can find a better lawyer then the one i had and i need for them to let me make payments. So basically im kinda stuck, paying a cheating ex, and i cant afford a lawyer totake it to court to attempt to get this stopped.

    I really dont know how i have stayed stopped on the smoking, just sheer will-power i guess.

    Best of luck to everyone, and Sheryl stick with it, you can do it.
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  • Jim,
    You must have changed what you do now when you want a cigarette, you are doing something different in those 125 days, everyone has stress, is must be something as well as will power.

    Your habits and behaviour have changed where a cigarette is now the last option, rather than the first, you are stopping for yourself and we all need support and encouragement at each stage.

    You are starting to talk like a non-smoker and see the benefits for yourself and others of your 125 days.

    How is the weight thing, many others give evidence of some weight gain as a consequence of stopping, my children are 24, 19 and 18 I feel like a cigarette just thinking about them and I never started.

    Average age is 90 now, so 34 years to go for you Jim, 12410 days !............... -125.

  • Well Jim today is day 2 for me without smoking, seems harder this time then last. I am determined to do it tho I really need to get the surgery even if it doesn't work I have to try, because I am not ready to give up getting away from my kids by going to work.
    Was thinking about sneaking last night and then thought oh boy gonna have to find a different hiding space Jim knows where I hide lol... I will get through this I know, but man it stinks.
    Congrats you are like on day upteen hundred by now.. So very proud and encouraged by that... Hope all is going well with you and post op is going good ... Thanks for all your help and support it means alot.
  • Jim,
    keep focussed and keep it going!
    Apart from pride at my achievement and not stinking of tobacco I never felt any benefit from quitting for about a year. To tell you the truth I felt ill and irritable the whole time. Every now and then I still crave but it passes and for most of the time I hardly think of it at all. The morning cough has gone and I don't get short of breath. I am so proud I conquered the adiction. It's up there as one of the great achievements of my life (there aren't many).

    This is hard. This is really hard. This is really, really hard and it doesn't get any easier for a long time. But you can do it. You've just got to keep reminding yourself why you're putting yourself through this. The craving doesn't get any weaker but it does get less frequent. Try and distract yourself when you feel it coming on like singing, shouting, kicking the dog, or whatever works for you.
    Remind yourself you could be a non-smoker this time next year and you will have beaten the evil weed.

    If I can do it anyone can.

    I'm not young enough to know everything - Oscar Wilde
  • John; I guess i snack more. Thats probably the only thing i changed that i realize.
    I ve gotten alittle flabby on the front of my belly, but havent put on any more weight since i quit smoking.

    Sheryl; Hang in there. So then today should be day 12 for ya. Yup if i dont see ya, i'm gonna go checking behind the shed. Just set your mind to it.

    I honestly thought before there is no way i could ever quit smoking. I started when i went in the Marine Corps at age 18, and im 56 y/o rite now, that along time doing something just to wake up one day and say, i'm not doing that no more. Sounds goofy but i'm doing it, so i know you will be able to do it also.

    Mick; I really dont feel any better from quitting, so i quess i'll just take everyones word for it. I cansay tho i agree with you on the tobacco smell part.

    My best to ya's
  • Yes Jim day 12 Day 9 was horrible... Almost 2 weeks urrrrrr... Honestly I am not sure it is addiction to the chemicals in the cigarettes or if it is an addiction to the habit of smoking. It is like I have spent so much of my life doing it I have too much time on my hands and thats when I really think about it. Anyway Vacation tomorrow Oh ya ... Mississippi here I come lmao.. Yes I said Mississippi... My dad lives there in the winter and it is a hour from Mardi Gra ...so it is a cheap vacation but a vacation non the less and I simply HATE new york ( ya I live here ) ... So I am hoping that will keep me busy and before I know it the 27th will be here and the doctor will say lets get r done... Although since I quit smoking my fat ass has gained about five pounds from the darn jolly ranchers and life savers so now the question is will the doctor say good job with the not smoking now go home and loose 10 pounds because we can't put you under at that weight lol.... Would be my luck...
    Someone asked me the other day why don't you just enjoy sitting home and doing nothing... I thought about it ... I make enough money because of my pay rate and all the overtime I had to do being a nurse manager. So it isn't that I need to make more money... I just can not enjoy being home on comp and doing nothing.. With back surgery the chances are so minimal that it will get better but at least it will keep me from getting worse.. Was reading that when someone has a 3rd back surgery the chances are better that they will never return to work .. oh boy it has been since May and I have had 10 break downs where my kids lock me in my room and check on me saying she is crying again ... oh jeez
    Was a mom at 17 so ( single) so not working was not really an option since then...
    Anyway Jim how is your back and your life?? Back to work yet ??? If you are I am so so jealous right now, but ha ha I get to go to Mississippi .. :)
    Have a great day week everyone...
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