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Freedom '16   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 2/3/16 by ModAndrea; 793757 views.
Triff (breathefree)

From: Triff (breathefree)

2/3/16

Hang on in there Stephanie.How wonderful you are climbing through the days like that.Day 9 is getting into your second week .

I am sorry your bac is so painful .Do you have  a bath to soak in s you could chuck in some epsom salts and lavender .Its really soothing and of course you cant smoke in the bath.I am guilty of soaking in the bath while drinking herb tea,reading a book and having a soothing candle going too.

Enjoy your time at the pool tonight

Amdarc

From: Amdarc

2/3/16

Hi Sue

Hope all is well with you. At last I am able to start cleaning the house again. It's amazing how I can now smell things more (even dust). I thought it was better just to rest, sip water etc and not worry too much about anything but now I seem to be finding some energy to pretty the place up a bit again. Looking forward to having a dip in the Freedom '16 pool later too.

Talk again  soon. Anne-Marie

Triff (breathefree)

From: Triff (breathefree)

2/4/16

Wow Anne Marie cleaning the house seems to be in the air now.Its not important but means you are heading on to more normal things now again and pick up your life.I havent got there yetsmile

I am in for a stressful week and am just taking it step by step.Its been too hot for me so I spent the day surviving today which actually did me good.Hubby is off for an operation on Tuesday so we will see how things go.At least this time is just a repair to his shoulder so I am not too concerned having been through far worse.Our main problem is I cant drive at the moment so we are stocking up on what is needed for a few weeks  to start with.

Normally I coped by smoking(he was  a chain smoker for years too)so i have to learn to cope some other way .

Its good to see some of you that I have met in January here.I didnt join until I knew I was actually sure I could make it earlier on but am glad I did now as I have met some lovely people here and people who do understand 

Neats (842)

From: Neats (842)

2/4/16

YIPPEE!  I have made it and so glad to be on this freeing journey with you all. I am jumping right in that pool and dunking in my junkie head to refresh and energise. Thanks to you all for being so supportive some of whom we have spoken and some not as yet but enjoy reading all the post within this forum community and know it will just be a matter of time before we all get to know each other a bit better. Don't worry Sue about the cleaning  you will get round to it in time. I have been the opposite for years a bit of a tidy freak. Now I feel, to heck with it. This is now about me regaining control of my life and healing from this addiction. So let's all relax and start enjoying this amazing journey tigether. FREEDOM 

Amdarc

From: Amdarc

2/4/16

Thanks for absolving me from worry about the house cleaning breathefree. I seem to do a bit then head back to my chair out the back or the couch and sip on that straw. At least I'm learning how to meditate properly which I've always wanted to do.

It must be hard to not be able to drive. It's been really hot here too and I get into the car every now and then just to be in the airconditioning and so I can have the music up really loud so that I can try and sing. (now that I can do it without coughing my heart out!)

Hope everything goes well for your hubby. Having surgery is always a worry and the anaesthetic is even more of a worry if you have been a smoker. I'm a nurse if you need a hand with anything. You'll have to bring hubby to the pool to rehabilitate when he gets out of hossy.

Talk again soon

Anne-Marie

ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)

2/4/16

Hey, morning (here, anyway) Anne-Marie

How's it going?  Got half our bedroom thoroughly cleaned yesterday and finishing it today.  I've been accompanied by loud, cheerful music on the radio and a lot of dancing between the scrubbing so it turned out to be quite enjoyable.  I still want to pinch myself - 25th day today - whoa!! - it's brilliant being a non-smoker and really is getting better each day. 

Speak soon.  Take care.

Sue

ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)

2/4/16

Hey Anita

Great to see you here.  Aren't we just so amazing.  I love feeling so proud of myself and I love the freedom of being a non-smoker.  Thanks to you, also, for the strength and support you're giving me and others in our 'Freedom '16' group.  We're gonna do it!

Sue

ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)

2/4/16

Hey Vivienne

Great to meet you here.  Not sure if we've talked before - sorry, my brain is only just getting free of the cotton-wool it's be wrapped in the past few weeks!  It is getting better though, day by day and it's so worthwhile, I just want to pinch myself.  I know we're going to be a really strong group and all succeed one day at a time together.

Sue

ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)

2/4/16

Hey Stephanie

How are you doing.  I hope your back is a bit better.  I'm having physiotherapy and massages again now which is helping me a lot (and a lovely, relaxing reward for me, too!).  It's miserable to be in pain though so, hang in there - it will get better.  It's lovely to meet you in our new home and I'm sure we'll all get to know each other really well on the course of our journey.

Take care

Sue

Amdarc

From: Amdarc

2/4/16

Hey Sue

Not sure when you entered this post but it is 8pm on Thursday feb 4 here in Queensland. Your post says 5am - you get up really early. Wish I could do that. I have worked shiftwork since 1971 until I retired in June last year and I am having a horrible time trying to get my bodyclock to do what most call normal. I'd love to get up early and get into it and fall into bed gratefully early. The weather here has been stinking hot without a breeze especially at night and it's already hot when I drag myself up at about 8am.

Hope a few more of the January group turn up at the pool. I'm sure there were a lot more names when i first joined.

I hit the 5 week mark at midnight I think. Every hour and every day as a non smoker is so good but a week is really special. I didn't think I had a hope of doing this but so far so good.

Talk again soon.

Anne-Marie

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