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Alberta1967 11-03-2012 04:26 PM

Have not smoked for...
 
a week. Yea!! But I am not doing this on my own. I have to have some help. I am using the patches. Almost 8 years after my strokes I do this. But I am doing this. For me, my kids, & my wallet. Alberta

goingtorun 11-03-2012 05:32 PM

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G’day Alberta1967,
Hope you and your loved ones are well and happy. Considering all you have endured in your life, I reckon if you really want to kick the smokes you will. The first day is the hardest, the mere fact that you gone a week without a coffin nail (a smoke) is testament to your will power.
You can kick the habit I know you can.
Good luck and kept in touch, God bless……
George

Mulchie 11-04-2012 08:09 PM

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[Wow congrats Alberta that is fantastic.
What determination and will power. I remember when I quite after going my first 24 hours without a cigarette I then realized I could do it. Because if I could go one day then I could go 2 days and it just grew from there.
That is awesome. Good for you. Keep up the good work and please keep posting and let us know how your doing.
Doing it for your kids, what great modivation.
God Bless Mulchie

Travelmom 11-05-2012 10:29 AM

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Alberta! I applaud you and your efforts!!! It has been 4yrs since my stroke and I just quit Sept. 1st. I had always tried patches in the past, but always started up again. Also, after the stroke, the patches gave me problems. BUT, if they help then use them. The main things to remember are that when we quit, we romanticize smoking. We tell ourselves we miss the ones after a meal or first one of the day. That is bull puckey. They taste awful and anything we had to learn to enjoy, is not something that can possibly be good for us. The best thing I recently learned is that all those withdrawals I feared so much, don't even exist! There is no physical pain when we quit. The whole struggle is psychological. Once I got my head around that, I knew I could be stronger than that evil weed once used as an insecticide! You can be too and I wish you all the best. You don't need luck, just determination. Just don't ever smoke another one and you will never be a smoker again, pretty easy eh?! ;-)

goingtorun 11-09-2012 10:34 PM

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G’day Alberta1967,
How are you going mate, hanging in there? I reckon you are. Quitting has got to be the hardest thing to do.
I’m putting my money on you, you’re a safe bet to quit in your own way and time. I know you’ll be in there punching away, just as you done all your life.
All the very best the world can offer to you and your loved ones.
George

goldsworthy 11-13-2012 06:40 PM

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I was a heavy smoker before my major brain stem stroke 3 packs a day. I quit the day of my stroke and have not touched a smoke since last December. The stroke scared me so bad not only did I quit smoking I didn't suffer any withdrawal even with the heavy habit I had. Now, even the smell of second hand smoke stinks to me. I now realise I must have smelled just as bad!. Do I miss smoking? NO WAY!. 1 strange thing, I had 3 TIAs prier to my big stroke and ALL 3 were about 10 minutes AFTER I smoked a cigarette. All 3 warnings were ignored by me but when the BIG ONE hit me last December I got the message LOUD AND CLEAR!

Travelmom 11-13-2012 08:07 PM

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Hey Alberta, since you have not responded, I get the feeling you went back to smoking. DO NOT worry about it. Just try again. It took me years after my stroke to finally quit for good. I wasn't smoking at the time of my stroke, but the stress of trying to recover got to me and I actually started up again! How pathetic right? Well, it happens. I used a book by Allen Carr (the big one not the small one) to help me finally kick the habit. Might help you too. If you really want to get rid of those things, give it a try. Good luck to you and I hope you are just too busy enjoying all your nonsmoking energy to get back to us. Then all my advice would be uneeded :)

Goldsworthy, Well Done!!! It is funny how all those horrible withdrawals really don't exist except in our minds. Congrats and may we both remain permanent nonsmokers!

Alberta1967 11-14-2012 10:00 AM

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No I haven't smoked any. But Boy!!! I had a dream one night & in it I was smoking, I woke up really wanting one but I didn't. Sat. will be 3 weeks. One day at a time. Alberta


The reason I am not on here alot is I am a single mother of 4. I am always in my car. Alberta

goingtorun 11-16-2012 12:15 PM

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g'day mate,

i reckon my bet is still safe. i hope you and your loved one are happy and are in good health.
all very best.

george

Alberta1967 11-16-2012 03:40 PM

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George, what bet are you talking about? Alberta

goingtorun 11-16-2012 11:38 PM

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[QUOTE=goingtorun;5086579]G’day Alberta1967,
How are you going mate, hanging in there? I reckon you are. Quitting has got to be the hardest thing to do.
I’m putting my money on you, you’re a safe bet to quit in your own way and time. I know you’ll be in there punching away, just as you done all your life.
All the very best the world can offer to you and your loved ones.
George[/QUOTE]

g'day Alberta1967,

its just a figure of speech. i meant that if i was a betting man i have my money on you to quit. i'm betting on that( so to speak).
all the very best .
george.........

Alberta1967 11-17-2012 05:23 AM

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Ok. I was thinking I lost something somewhere. Alberta

goingtorun 11-17-2012 08:27 PM

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G’day Alberta1967,
How are you going? I hope you are handling all stress and pressure, which goes with stopping the smokes.
I believe that with your determination, will and grit, you are going to quit.
all the best .
George…………

writeleft 11-17-2012 08:33 PM

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I am behind you all the way Alberta! I know it is a really hard thing to do, but so worth it...

Alberta1967 11-18-2012 04:14 AM

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And this past week, one of my sons turned 15. So guess who has to teach him how to drive? Alberta


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