Post by countryblocks on Sept 8, 2014 21:27:35 GMT -5
I will be the one to start roll call for September and hope someone will join me. I am smokefree and glad that I am. I regret not quitting sooner. Then I wouldn't have to see doctors so often and wouldn't have this lung disease. I have to see a lung specialist tomorrow and also have to have another sleep study next month. Smoking wasn't worth all this. If anyone out there is struggling to quit, come here. There's usually someone around. Have a good week everyone.
Six years, two months, one week, four days, 7 hours, 55 minutes and 43 seconds. 45266 cigarettes not smoked, saving $12,448.31. Life saved: 22 weeks, 3 days, 4 hours, 10 minutes.
I am here, albeit MIA for awhile. I am still nicotine free and celebrated 10 years on September 8. It has been one year on September 6 since I lost my husband passed away and it has been hard but my son and I have made it through. We have lots of good support and that has meant the world to us. I will try not to be so MIA anymore. The time just got away from me and I realized it had been a long time since I came here. I will try and catch up on post. I wanted to thank you all though, as this group is one of the groups that helped me get started when I quit.
Post by countryblocks on Sept 21, 2015 20:48:13 GMT -5
Hello, Took a chance to see if anyone checks in anymore. My daughter called me today and said her doctor told her she needs to stop smoking. She is going to take Chantix and see what goes. Have a good week.
Seven years, three months, two weeks, six days, 10 hours, 37 minutes and 19 seconds. 53368 cigarettes not smoked, saving $9,339.55. Life saved: 26 weeks, 3 days, 7 hours, 20 minutes.
I try to swing by every so often. To be honest I thought I was the only one to cruise by (besides Ann).
This place has become more of a memorial to those hard days of quitting. Hopefully that's enough of an inspiration to others to see that quitting is possible and that we move on, smokeless into whatever may come.
When I started this smokeless journey, my son was a wee little lad. now he towers over me, is a senior in HS, has a sister who's never seen me smoke and is a little young lady in her own right. What a long fruitful trip it's been. I love being able to look back on things.
I know everyone has had their ups and (very) serious downs. Life makes it so hard sometimes to stay smokeless. No judgements here.
Personally, quitting has been one of those things I can look back on and say I am so proud to have done so.
I still remember that smell. I smell it on those who still come into the office, or ride the elevator. It's an almost fond memory, but glad I'm not experiencing it first hand. To get really weird, I smelled it in my car one day for a full ride to work, perhaps a visit in my passenger seat from my recently deceased smoker brother (and if so, thanks for the visit Rob).
We are the smokeless survivors. We carry on and carry forward. Thank you, ALL of you!
Cigless since 10/27/99
_______________________________ There are only 2 ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. --Albert Einstein