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#21 gonfishn21

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 03:14 PM

Kim I am 13 months quit. And I am not wheezing at al. I pray that I quit soon enough that a smoking related illness is not still in my future.
I should have been more clear. Thank you for asking.

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Smoking is no longer an option for me. I no longer smoke. Smoking is just something that I used to do
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Smoking is not treatment. Smoking is the cause.

The usual outcome is only that, because you let it be. The "quitter's" outcome is because we "make it be".

Beat the urge, and the urge will stop beating you.

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Posted 31 December 2015 - 05:33 PM

very moving thanks both x


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Posted 31 December 2015 - 06:58 PM

Thank you both for sharing! Very moving.


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 05:47 PM

I wish this thread were pinned to the top.


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#25 Nancy.

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 02:11 PM

Thank you so much, everyone.  It was really hard on Doreen (Ollie) to write her post...but she did it to inspire someone to take the leap...or to help someone keep their quit.  Thanks, Doreen.


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 02:42 PM

Thank you Nancy and Doreen for sharing this! Hopefully this thread will get some smoker's attention! It certainly got mine!


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 02:53 PM

i will add.. i had been quit for 8 years.... my wife at the time told me one sunday night that i was no fun ever since i quit smoking etc.. so guess what this idiot fell for that bs and smoked for a bit.. and now having to go through all of the mental angst that happens during the first year.. self worth etc.. as for the husband i will be.. none.. because i am single now..and dont have to follow any bs expectations...



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Posted 04 January 2016 - 07:35 AM

This is a great idea, thank you for posting this.

 

Many smokers justify their addiction through this excuse: "there are many people getting to 70 or 80 years old, after having smoked all their life".

 

This is often true (let's not forget that 50% of smokers die because of smoking, not 100%), but what most fail to take into account is the quality of life for these old smokers. 

 

You can enjoy your retirement, and use your time to do some fulfilling activities.

 

Or you could carry an oxygen tank with you.


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Posted 04 January 2016 - 02:25 PM

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This deserves to be up on the first page :)


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Better to be a nonsmoker with an occasional desire to smoke, than a smoker with a constant desire to quit.
Remember: everything bad about quitting is temporary, and everything good about quitting is permanent. TimidTulip
Not a day will ever go by that life is 100% perfect. But 100% of the days are better not smoking jwg
I feel no matter my outcome, quitting was still hands down the best thing I ever did....r.i.p. jwg 12/28/13
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#30 marciem

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 03:54 PM

:bigarmhug: Ollie and Nancy, for your contributions to QSMB :) 


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S.moking is N.ot an O.ption T.oday
Better to be a nonsmoker with an occasional desire to smoke, than a smoker with a constant desire to quit.
Remember: everything bad about quitting is temporary, and everything good about quitting is permanent. TimidTulip
Not a day will ever go by that life is 100% perfect. But 100% of the days are better not smoking jwg
I feel no matter my outcome, quitting was still hands down the best thing I ever did....r.i.p. jwg 12/28/13
Like John, no matter my own outcome, quitting smoking is hands down the best thing I've ever done... mlm 2/16/17                                                       


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 06:48 PM

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S.moking is N.ot an O.ption T.oday
Better to be a nonsmoker with an occasional desire to smoke, than a smoker with a constant desire to quit.
Remember: everything bad about quitting is temporary, and everything good about quitting is permanent. TimidTulip
Not a day will ever go by that life is 100% perfect. But 100% of the days are better not smoking jwg
I feel no matter my outcome, quitting was still hands down the best thing I ever did....r.i.p. jwg 12/28/13
Like John, no matter my own outcome, quitting smoking is hands down the best thing I've ever done... mlm 2/16/17                                                       


#32 Miamimike

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 09:33 PM

Thanks for posting ladies. It really hit home for me. Very powerful message that strengthens my quit.
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Posted 28 January 2016 - 09:55 PM

I would love to read this every day I am having a hard time....these two women are so beautiful and have beautiful souls...bless you both


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 10:00 PM

That was a great tag team post, you two are great ladies with quits that are amazing. Thank you for all of your posts, they really help me and others.


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 02:19 PM

Marciem... Thank you for keeping this thread going....
Making people aware what emphysema really is and how it effects you is so important...
A update ...
Tony spent the week leading upto Christmas in hospital...they sent him home Christmas eve...to spend time with his family...along with a lung team that came in every day for 10 days...on a nebulizer twice a day...
Already he has been back in with yet another chest infection...
I'm not writing this for sympathy... Nor do you need to reply...just...
Keep your quits...never smoke another cigarette...
Love you all xxx
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Posted 29 January 2016 - 04:24 PM

Hi. I had a read of this, thanks for sharing. God bless you. You are doing a wonderful thing for someone you love.


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 04:43 PM

What a powerful post. This deserves repeated bumping. Thank you both for sharing your stories. It is an excellent reminder that smoking hurts not just the smoker but also those who love them. God bless you, Ollie, and may he ease your husband's suffering.


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Posted 04 March 2016 - 02:53 AM

This needs to be read by our new quitters.... Bump :) 


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Better to be a nonsmoker with an occasional desire to smoke, than a smoker with a constant desire to quit.
Remember: everything bad about quitting is temporary, and everything good about quitting is permanent. TimidTulip
Not a day will ever go by that life is 100% perfect. But 100% of the days are better not smoking jwg
I feel no matter my outcome, quitting was still hands down the best thing I ever did....r.i.p. jwg 12/28/13
Like John, no matter my own outcome, quitting smoking is hands down the best thing I've ever done... mlm 2/16/17                                                       


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Posted 04 March 2016 - 03:08 AM

Marciem... Thank you for keeping this thread going....
Making people aware what emphysema really is and how it effects you is so important...
A update ...
Tony spent the week leading upto Christmas in hospital...they sent him home Christmas eve...to spend time with his family...along with a lung team that came in every day for 10 days...on a nebulizer twice a day...
Already he has been back in with yet another chest infection...
I'm not writing this for sympathy... Nor do you need to reply...just...
Keep your quits...never smoke another cigarette...
Love you all xxx

 

 

This needs to be read by our new quitters.... Bump :)

Thank you, Marcie...

 

I am sure our dear Ollie will update, when she can...


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Posted 05 March 2016 - 03:18 PM

Powerful and true story. I dont want to hijack this thread but i will keep it short. My uncle is now 60. He smoked from when he was 14 until about 55. 41 yrs. Im not aure how much he smoked but it was a lot. When i was little we would play football with my dad, friends, their dads, my cousins and my uncle. He could run like the rest of us. He did it all.

Now he has COPD. He is on oxygen all night. He cant walk more than about 30 fert without having to stop and take a break. He likes to downplay his situation but his situation is not good. Maybe it wont get any worse but its already bad enough to effect his daily life. Sports? Forget about it. Running around with his grandkids? No way. Thats not the life we want.
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I GOT THIS

One puff and I'm back where I started. Where I started was desperately wishing to be where I am right now.

1.  If you feel like smoking today, just make it through today and see how you feel tomorrow.  

2.  If tomorrow comes and you still feel like smoking, go back to #1.  

Just make it through one more day!

Any day you wake up and are alive and kicking is better than the alternative.  Do you want to speed up that process by smoking?  Not me.   

 

 

 





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