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SENSATIONAL SENIORS   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 1643540 views.
Susan1206

From: Susan1206

Aug-22

Hi Diana,

I agree with Miss Kitty...... I would most likely not be present typing if it were not for the Forum and the wonderful angels (like Miss Kitty) who helped me overcome the horrible addiction.

I can smell a ciggie a mile away now and it is quite disgusting!    

We are here to help.  I've been nicotine free for close to 12 years now.  If I can quit......so can YOU. 

Welcome!    Susan

Diana (DianaSaigo)

From: Diana (DianaSaigo)

Aug-22

Thanks Susan,

I agree!  I quit back in 2007, when the forum was at About...and I stayed quit for almost 3 1/2 years...I had several attempts after that...none of which involved the fourm...but I tried again in 2018...and was close to 60 days I believe..when i fell...I think sometimes...the shame is what kept me from away...from even trying...

With the lockdowns and the pandemic...i became a hermit..as thanks to my smoking, I am a high risk.  So what was i doing...smoking like a chimney...vegetating in front of my computer..and just got to the point...especially turning 60...that i decided...this isnt a life..that i was willfully killing myself...and pretty much guaranteeing an awful death...  enough was enough...I have no idea what the future is going to hold...my mother passed away in 2011 from COPD at the age of 67..but I dont want to be my mom...she smoked 4 packs a cigarettes a day...wouldnt leave her house..which was sad!    

Today, I am Day 17...and doing ok...so far...I know from previous quits...i am going to have those moments...and am thankful to have some place I can come!  

12 years is fabulous!!  that is what I want...i want the rest of my life back!

Hugs

Diana

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

Aug-23

Good morning Susan.  Sorry Finn is hurting again.  I had to call in to get a cancellation for Brandy but

she had a cancer tumor and it was to late.  We did get her for another 8 weeks with treatment.  I boarded

Cocoa once in 2009 but that was the first and last time I ever did that.  The canine beings were always better

than the humans.  Hope Finn does ok and you get some more time with him.

I accelerate faster and make more noise with the SS but for the most part I just fit in with the crowd.  The fast

lane gets up to 80 frequently here and the line of cars looks like a circle track sometimes.  Think the GPS says

my top speed was 109 and that's with a lockup torque converter, overdrive.  Think I could easily go 140 if I had

a mind to.  I have around 450 horsepower but in a world where they are selling challengers with 800 hp.

I have lots of hard moments missing my Brandy and the rest I've lost.

Have a good day.

Ernie

Think this is you guys, don't remember where  got the picture.

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

Aug-23

Good morning Kitty.  We stayed up north an extra day.  Will need the bike to travel south

since the SS is in the car hospital for couple weeks. 

Hope Brian's tests come back positive. 

I need to go to the farm soon if it stops raining so I can mow the lawn. 

Have a good day.

Ernie

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

Aug-23

Good morning Diana.  I stopped April 10th of 2007, think Kitty stopped in July that year.

So stick with the forum and the quit.

Ernie

Kittyarnold

From: Kittyarnold

Aug-23

and yes Sensational Seniors has to do with our age....not the quit itself....14 yrs ago when I started it it was because  many of our friends quitting were so young they were getting their kids ready for school etc....I was 70 then and couldn't relate....at our age we were/are doing different stuff.... 

Susan1206

From: Susan1206

Aug-23

Hi Ernie,

Laughing....it's a cute couple with dogs....but it just isn't us......sorry

Made a trip to the Vet's to pick up some diarrhea medication.  Boarding him on Thursday afternoon.  Sure hope that this is over by then.  Seems to have no appetite.  Boiled chicken but he isn't interested.

Hot and humid here.....so ready for cool temps.

Susan

Susan1206

From: Susan1206

Aug-23

Hi Diana,

It's not unusual to have more than one quit so I believe you just keep on keepin' on.  We had a guy named Charlie on the Forum and that was his catch phrase.

I love it... Keep on....keepin' on.   Keep telling yourself about the dangers of smoking and what you are doing to yourself.  Read literature on how the BODY begins to heal immediately after you put that last ciggie down.   Picture your lungs receiving more oxygen.....and being pink and healthy.

Of on errands.  We leave for N.C. at the end of the week.  Where are you from?

Susan

Susan1206

From: Susan1206

Aug-23

I liked your words..... I am over 60 (a lot)

Guess what, Miss Kitty, I am so right behind you.  I'm over 60....a lot!

((hugs))  Susan

Diana (DianaSaigo)

From: Diana (DianaSaigo)

Aug-23

Hi Susan, 

Temps here in NW Ohio are climbing up!  I live in an old victorian...so have portable AC's which allows things to be bearable.   Last night, after dinner and after dark...hubs and I went for a walk...and was amazed that i wasn' t trying to catch my breath...or sweating profusely!  We actually walked a mile & 1/2...was very proud of myself and in a bit of shock!  LOL  

I have been a gypsy most of my life...from the moment i was born...until we moved here in 2017..I have lived all over the world...(my dad was military, then i joined the military, retired, then went to work for DOD) It is weird...and has been an adjustment...I live in a village of about 3500 residents...some who have never even left the state...though we are only about 10 miles to the state line...the folks have all grown up together, their families have grown up together...so a bit different...because we are the outsiders...which is why for about 2 years...I worked at the VFW as the bartender...just so i could get to know folks...and for them to get to know me...(discovered it is really hard to make friends when you get older..fortunately I do have friends all around the world..but not the same as having someone close--you can hang out with...go play bingo with or go to lunch, ya know)  

I am protecting this quit with my every fiber!  so far...not had any major meltdown...or urge..I have had blips of thoughts...and always stop..and tell myself the truth..like yesterday, had to run to the grocery...and out of the blue...was the thought..oh i could go buy a pack...and i just stopped (wasnt out of my driveway yet)  looked in mirror in the sunvisor...and said girl i need to slap you upside your head...first off, no...you promised yourself a new lease on life! 2nd, who are you sneaking a smoke from...yourself?  good luck hiding that!  LOL  third...that is the stupidest thought ever!  and poof!  I went to the store and got what i needed...and came home..

I have been spending alot of time reading quit stories...and those stories of those not so fortunate...also just educating myself on the addiction...as well as the benefits!  I did notice my grandkids all seem to cuddle longer...and not want to pull away...so not a stinky grandma anymore!

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