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March 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 244344 views.

From: Jan2185


Hi there Marge

Thank you so much for your good wishes... I still can't quite believe that it has been 2 years.. some days I have to pinch myself lol.  This last 12 months has certainly been a tester with us personally having to shield because of hubby's health.  There has just been the two of us for so long now... we have seen our families but not many times and not to hug.  The hardest thing has not being able to hug our grandchildren (1 is 4 years old and the  other 18 months).  Christmas was by far the worst time as we just celebrated on our own.  The schools go back on Monday and we can meet with another family by the end of March (we have been  in the second lockdown since before Christmas) and they say we will be able to mix a lot more by June!!!!  As you say, I have got through a very stressful time and not smoked - but I still can't believe it lol

Thanks again Marge :) 

Jan sunflower


From: Jan2185


Congratulations Asad - your two year day today :)... very well done.  Such a great achievement

Jan sunflower


From: Jan2185


Congratulations to you Cheryl :D --- two years of no smoking, such an achievement :)

We are the three March 2019 warriors and we should all be very proud of ourselves

Hope all is well with you - take good care

Jan sunflower



From: AsadAKhan


Hi Jan,

Thanks a lot for remembering. It was not an easy journey in start but I am happy that I go through it to reach where I am today.




From: slowblumer


Hello Asad,

Congratulations to you on 2 full years smoke free.  You hung tough through all the bad times and now you are free. It will only get better and better each year to come.

You are definitely part of the 80% club.

Best Wishes.


From: Denim50



Hey Asad, Jan, and Cheryl, 

Congratulations on 2 1/2 years this month! Jan and I talked earlier today. Asad and Cheryl, I hope both of you are doing well also. If you get a chance, it would be good to hear from you again too. I hope each of you have a wonderful weekend and a happy September.  



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From: Amicahomi


Hi Denim  (who  remember everybody ;-)

2-1/2 years tomorrow 10/2/21 completely nicotine-free.  Again,  I want to thank the forum and all of the kind and thoughtful,  generous participants who helped me clean  up my addiction. 


From: Jan2185


Just thought I would pop a quick post on to wish my March 2019 quit buddies a very Merry Christmas. 

It has now been 2 years 9 months since we quit and most days it seems like I have always been a non-smoker.  I never thought I would feel this way as it was a really big part of my life -- I would go as far as to say, it ruled me a lot of the time.  I shall have to do a calculation again soon to see how much I have saved over the time - I cant even imagine how much that it but know it is probably an awful lot of money

So Asad and Cheryl, I hope you are both very well and have kept clear of any nasty illnesses and would like to wish you both a very Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2022 :)

Jan sunflower

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From: cmw0822


Thank you Jan! So glad you are doing well and keep setting those distance records for NOPE!! I am still smoke free as well...Never regret the decision and hope we continue like this until the good Lord returns. I found out in Dec 2019 I am autoimmune deficient. In March 2020 my employer sent a lot of us home to work remotely. Called us back to the office in July 2021. My doctor sent a letter to HR asking for me to remain at home. They let me but asked for more documentation in Sept. Dr wrote a lengthy letter, said I need to stay home permanently. Still never heard back so I take it as a blessing from the Lord. I placed myself in His hands when I went to war with the nicodeamon and He stayed with me this whole way. Now if I pass someone who smokes, I want to be sick. I hate that I smelled that way once. Thank you Jan for remembering me ..please stay safe and may you and yours enjoy the season of Joy!! Happy holidays!! 


From: Jan2185


Hi Cheryl - so sorry to hear you have been through so much with your health.  Hopefully this awful virus will leave us before too long and we can all get back to the kind of life we had before.  I actually had covid about 6 weeks ago now but I think I was saved from a life changing illness because I am fully vaccinated.  My main worry was keeping my husband safe who had a transplant 4 years ago so has a supressed immune system... thankfully I didn't share it with him or with anyone else that I know of and have come out the other side.  My aim now is to not get it again!!!! lol

I wish you and yours a very happy  and healthy Christmas :)

Jan sunflower