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Octonopers 2018   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 11/1/18 by ModAndrea; 149660 views.

From: overdoz


Wow, goggles too? so it may be able to enter through the eyes also.. unbelievable. My friend says that we are all going to get it eventually, the governments are just trying to slow it down, its hard to think about.

JR i stopped driving around 2nd week in March cause there was no business, they had cancelled St Patricks day parade in Chicago which is a huge event and then began closing conventions etc, etc and the business went away. I tried applying for unemployment, well see if they give me anything. Thinking of doing something else maybe a bus driver, but that is risky as well. Its horrible so many people have been laid off from work. 

Kinda disheartening that you start feeling better after the 11 month mark, my cravings have subsided about the 2nd week, i remember at the 10 day mark the nicotine monster was knocking on my door and i was walking a lot. I try to go for a long walk, and actually even went for an hour long run yesterday with many breaks, felt great when i got home, the endorphins..

Thanks for helping everyone by making medical equipment, i know my cousin is a nurse and her thinking at the time was cause it was a career in high demand and she got a job right away, but i dont think they knew they were signing up for this. I feel for the people that work in the hospitals. 

There is a good group of new people here from april and May that i have met, i hope this is my forever quit, but yeah the quit time i have had from 2018 to now is quit significant if you put it in those terms i must be smoke free half that time if not more. Just many weeks i would not smoke or just smoke a few a day for weeks, you know how it goes. Congratulations your heading for the 2 year mark soon, it will be October before we know it. Its amazing i see people o here getting their wings, i guess they have made it to the 5 year mark.. Keep in touch, nice hearing from you, hope the pacemaker works out well

Overdoz quit 04-17-2020

JR (DPartonFan)

From: JR (DPartonFan)



Just wanted to check in with you and see how you have been doing through this pandemic. I’ve been working through all of this but taking every precaution I can to stay safe. Hope all is well with you and you are still doing good with your quit. 
Did you plant any tomatoes this year?


From: BlueDahlia29


Hi JR. I am doing great with the smoking quit and I also finally quit drinking, am feeling wonderful. I have had some difficult things go on lately, our sweet dog passed away this month and I also was in a car accident 2 weeks ago but thankfully no one was hurt. I did plant some tomatoes earlier in the spring but the summer heat killed them, however I have some peppers that are doing well.  How have you been JR? I miss our Octonoper group, wonder how everyone else is doing.


From: SenseiShido


So sorry about the pupper passing.  It is never easy.  Glad noone was hurt in the accident.  The Decimator group has gone silent as well, but I am 20 months in and still an ex smoker!


From: BlueDahlia29


Thank you so much Sensei Shido for your condolences. Life is starting to look up again since those challenges happened, so am thankful for that. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on 20 months that is so AWESOME!!! Will be 2 years for both of us here very soon. Glad you found your freedom xo.