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Smoke Free Warriors 2018   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 7/31/18 by ModMarge (slowblumer); 194064 views.
Molly010

From: Molly010

10/13/19

Hello Marilyn!

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope all is well with you!  You are headed for two years already.  Time passes quickly after the first month or so.  I can't believe I am at 14 months already!  Like you, I am forever grateful for this forum and feel luck that I found it.  I want to come back as often as I can and give as much support to the newbies as possible.  Please come by and say hello when you get a chance!

JR (DPartonFan)

From: JR (DPartonFan)

10/14/19

Marilyn,

So good to hear from you. It is amazing that a year has gone by without smoking a cigarette. I really do feel freed from the control of nicotine. 

Sounds like you are marching steadily on toward the two year mark successfully. Thank you for supporting our Smokefree Warriors group.

JR (DPartonFan)

From: JR (DPartonFan)

10/14/19

Thanks Molly! It’s good to hear from you. I am celebrating with a cruise Nov 2nd to the Bahamas. 

Thank you for your support on here. I feel so lucky to have found all of you last year as I started this journey and I really don’t believe I would have made it one year without the foundation of support I have received here.

JR (DPartonFan)

From: JR (DPartonFan)

10/14/19

Lori,

I am so glad to hear from you. Thanks for the Congratulations...can you believe I made it? A bit of a rocky start for me but successful in the end. I am heading on a cruise to the Bahamas Nov 2nd to celebrate my one year anniversary with several friends. 

It will be great being able to play in the non smoking area of the ship casino. I never played there because I couldn’t smoke. 

Your camping trip sounds like a lot of fun. Isn’t it amazing what things we can do now that we would have shied away from because we couldn’t smoke? 

Please stay committed and get to that two year anniversary. Once we reach that one we will be 80% likely to never smoke again...or so I have read. I believe we will all make it to that point.

It really is great hearing from you. Please keep in touch when you can.

JR (DPartonFan)

From: JR (DPartonFan)

10/14/19

Brian,

Thank you for the Congratulations. I am so grateful to you for your support through my quit, relapse, health scare and then quit again. That was a bumpy ride for me. 

My cardiologist said I could take my last blood thinner on Oct 9th and I am most thankful to be off of them. It seems like I am keeping a collection of bruises so can’t wait until they have all cleared up. Honestly, I did not know I was so danged clumsy until this past year on the thinners. I run into doors and door knobs, handles and cabinets and all manners of furniture and every bump into something leaves a bruise. 

I have had cardiology checkup though and everything looks really good according to the doctors. The one question he asked me before he would tell me to stop taking the thinners was, “Have you really quit smoking?” When I answered yes he told me to just stop taking them after the 9th. So I did. Yippee! That was enough to make me happy dance. 

It sounds like your quit is still going strong and I am glad to hear that it is. You were the most influential one for our Smokefree Warriors group when we first started our quilts and we all appreciate your help. Take care and keep in touch when you can.

l1717mary

From: l1717mary

10/14/19

Hi JR

Wow what a way to celebrate. It sure is goooooooooood being nicotine free shows us what we can treat ourselves too.  

Mary 11 months

CindiS319

From: CindiS319

10/14/19

JR!!!!  CONGRATULATIONS and welcome to the Club House!!!  I am SO HAPPY that you are here.  Sorry I'm a few days late... I don't get on as much as I would like.  But I've tried to get on again more recently.  I remember how upset you were when you relapsed from your first quit and then how sick you got.  I am so glad that you are smoke free and getting healthy again.  Congratulations again!!!!  I love your key too!

  • Edited October 14, 2019 2:19 pm  by  CindiS319
Denim50

From: Denim50

10/15/19

 

Hey JR, 

Welcome to the Clubhouse.  HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you on one year smoke free and becoming part the 7% Club!! I apologize for being late to your party. I’ve got a bit behind and have been trying to catch up. I hope you’ve been having a wonderful time celebrating, you so deserve it! I think it’s great you’re going on that cruise and hope you have a blast. I remember when you postponed it. You’ve waited and been through so much, through all of this but you did it. We’re all SO happy for you. Keep in touch as you get the chance. I hope you have a great day and a wonderfully fun cruise next month. YAY YOU!!  

 

  • Edited October 15, 2019 8:28 am  by  Denim50
Denim50

From: Denim50

10/15/19

Hey Gloria, 

     So glad we’ve both stuck around here. How are you doing? September was a bit rough for my family and I but thankful things seem to be getting a bit better and I’ve been trying to catch up some here again. Speaking of family, how are your Dad and brother doing? How are you enjoying your new job so far? I keep picturing the pups chasing your car, lol. I’m glad we both got those new tires put on. You can certainly tell the season has changed here. I bought some bags of rock salt in preparation for the upcoming Winter. At least I won’t have to fight the crowds trying to find some later. Are you enjoying the seasonal change in the weather btw? Moving on soon from the pudding to piping hot bowls of homemade chilli I think, lol. I love homemade chilli, especially during the cold weather. I understand what you were saying about the dates here and so on. Nonetheless, I’m happy you’ve stayed around here my warrior friend. I still love seeing and reading your wonderful post and hope you will continue to stay around. I’m trying to do the same. On another subject, I’ve still been trying to get the weight off that I put on after joining. I’m hoping to get back down to what I was before. I certainly haven’t lost it all but I have definitely lost some, thankfully, and hoping to lose more (fingers crossed lol). I was supposed to go on a trip this month but with everything that’s been going on it’s been postponed.  We’re supposed to be having company next weekend. I say supposed to be because they’re on a list at work to come in if someone else calls out, so maybe, see I guess. I’m certainly not planning a lot, as to that, until I know for sure. I have a few things I need to go do but will talk more again soon. Thinking of you and hoping that you have a great day.  

 

  • Edited October 15, 2019 10:53 am  by  Denim50
Rassister

From: Rassister

10/15/19

Hey Molly! 

Great to see you again.  It has been such a long time. I did go AWOL from the forum for awhile.  Like you said, I don’t think about the smoking much anymore.  Now that the days are getting shorted and the weather turning cooler I feel the depression reappearing.   I decided last weekend  to “check out the forum”.  It felt really good after reconnecting with some people.  I feel better already.   Yes, it is strange to say I am less than six months from two years quit.   The second year is flying by.   I wanted you to know that I totally related to your story about the concert.   I remember going to see Kenny Rogers a long time ago and I was one of those running out before the show and at intermission.  My whole day revolves around a cigarette for so many years.  I wasted 40 years of my life. I am hoping I have at least 10 more years  with good health.   I no longer kick myself for smoking. What is done is done.  So thankful, I found this forum and family when I did.  The people on here saved our lives.   Congratulations to both of us and all who have beaten this addiction.  I will be back soon.  

All the Best, 

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