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Smoke Free Warriors 2018   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 7/31/18 by slowblumer; 201301 views.
pattyhowz

From: pattyhowz

7/31/18

Hi Marge

Its feels good to have our new home with our new name. I got on early this morning for strength but so far it’s been a long day with doctors. Found out that I will be having back surgery on 8/17 - just after I celebrate one month free of cigarettes. Now I have extra incentive because they say you heal better if you don’t smoke.

Hope you have a wonderful smokefree day!

Patty

Quit July 13, 2018

slowblumer

From: slowblumer

7/31/18

Hi Patty,

You are the first Smoke Free Warrior to arrive.  I hope more arrive to keep you company.  Here's your own relaxation room.

I am sorry you have to have surgery but so glad you are smoke free for it.   You will not have all that worry of how to get to a cigarette.    Super proud of you.

BMann (bmann018)

From: BMann (bmann018)

7/31/18

Congratulations on your new forum home. You have a great bunch of fellow July quitters and I am glad to be quitting with all of you. Best of luck and I hope you collectively share your strength with each other to battle this addiction.

I am sorry to hear about the back surgery, but at least you don't have to fret about "what will you do in the hospital or surgery center without being able to smoke?"

We are doing this!!

Hi Patty,

Sorry to hear that you need surgery on your back, trust that the surgery goes well, and that you have a swift recovery.

The new home is great, I just scraped in quitting on the 31st, the champix  must be working well already because I have not experienced major cravings yet, but I am not even through the first day so deep breaths.

Guard your precious quit

Kind regards

Anthony

Michel05

From: Michel05

7/31/18

Hi Anthony and Patty and all July quitters! Welcome to your new home and know we're all around you cheering you on and reaching out with all the support and education available. Here's to all of us and our successes one day at a time!

Michele

Quit 1 June 2018

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  • Edited July 31, 2018 5:23 pm  by  Michel05

Congratulations Michele

2 Months quit wow eight whole weeks and then some, you must feel proud of your achievements.

Kind regards

Anthony

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Nyerkes6588

From: Nyerkes6588

7/31/18

I find it weird how my urges come and go. The weirdest things remind me of cigarettes. Its weird to think ill never smoke again in my life, i can't even say i won't because that might not be true. I hope it is and I know it'll be hard to turn them down if someone offers. My co workers are all really helpful in not letting me come outside and watching me if i do go outside so i dont smoke. 

This forum is pretty awesome. Lets me know I'm not the only one!

ExPipe

From: ExPipe

7/31/18

Patty -

Best of luck on your upcoming surgery.  Hope your recovery goes well and you get pain free.  I have had two back surgeries and am glad I had them.  Ruptured disks don’t really heal on their own.  You should be just fine with your quit going into surgery and will definitely heal faster as a non smoker.

Dwight

Beach1430

From: Beach1430

7/31/18

Hi Dwight and rest of the July group! Welcome to your new home. You have a great, strong group. Congratulations to you all!

ExPipe

From: ExPipe

7/31/18

Sadness vs Cravings

I find it interesting that one of the emotions I feel after my quit is momentary sadness.  This usually comes after several hours of strenuous yard work when I decide to take a break.  In the past, these breaks consisted of filling my pipe and enjoying several nice puffs.  Now, I take the break but with no pipe and it feels a bit sad at first.  Kind of stupid isn’t it?  My body needs a much needed break - it needs water and a protein snack but before the quit what it got first was smoke (tar, nicotine etc).  Thankfully the sadness passes and I take the tasty Nicorette lozenge and within a few minutes the sadness passes.  How totally bizarre!

Dwight

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