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#1 notsmokin'jo

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:56 AM

Made my 1 month almost a week ago and still going strong... haven't even had a NRT gum today, although haven't been home to deal with my dad yet so that could change.

 

Didn't life through every excuse under the sun at me over the holidays...

 

My newphew was in car accident on the way home from school and spent 3 days before christmas in hospital with head injuries.

A very dear friend lost her husband christmas eve in a car accident (and my daughters bff lost her dad)

My daughter read and saw images of the accident and also read the publics nasty comments about it online and had to deal with that.

My sister (in her 30s) berated my daughter (11) during christmas lunch until she cried (yes I lost my shite with my sister) because she spelt her boyfriends name wrong on his card (my daughter is dyslexic).

My uncle fell on the icy footpath, hit his head, suffered a brain bleed and passed away.

Having to explain to my dad why his specialists wouldn't let him fly to his brother.... repeatedly.

 

In amongst that I had my 1 month quit anniversary and when I told my mum (never the most supportive) I was told I was being selfish and prideful for being happy about it with everything else going on.

 

So my 1 month was an anti-climax but I am so freaking proud I achieved it. If I can get through the past 10 days and not smoke (did exceed my self imposed 4 chewy limit a few of those days) I will do this forever this time.

 


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#2 Fab

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:02 AM

Wow!
Well done!!!
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#3 beazel

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:45 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about all this that you have had to deal with...you are in my thoughts.

 

I hope that sooner than later life will bring you some peace.

 

We are proud of you!


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#4 Hope2Nope

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:14 PM

Congratulations!!!


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#5 Jillar

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:20 PM

Congratulations jo, forget your mom, you should be super proud of yourself! These first months are when we need to be selfish and prideful with our quits in order to succeed. I don't think I could of held on to my quit with all that. I'm very sorry for your losses too :(
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#6 Joe7

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:33 PM

Very well done. It is something to be proud of.
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#7 Sparkzzz

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 07:52 PM

Very well done. Congratulations my friend
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Smoke Free Forever !!!

#8 green meenie

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:08 PM

Holy crap :shock: 

Yes, I'd say you've had the BIG test and passed with flying colors!!

 

Sorry about your losses :sad:


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#9 Moominmumma

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:28 PM

Wow Jo I'm so sorry for everything that has happened and for your losses. What a truly trying time to keep your quit but you did and you should feel super proud! (Hugs)
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Making this my sticky quit since 11.48am gmt Friday 11th August 2017!!! Patches, lozenges, red wine and chocolate are my weapons of choice!
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#10 johnny5

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 10:44 PM

You've been through a lot, Jo.  I'm glad you have kept your quit.  You should be very proud.

 

Keep up the great work.


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#11 notsmokin'jo

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 02:14 AM

Thanks everyone for the words of support and congratulations. It really was a horror christmas/new years but if this is how the year has started it is only upwards from here.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:23 PM

You’ve been through a lot and your achievement is even greater because of that. Now you know you won’t smoke when stressed. Congratulations!
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