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November 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 41418 views.
Eve1973

From: Eve1973

3/16/20

Hi, 

I’m not even close to the amount of time you have put between the last time you smoked! But I know that having a cigarette WILL NOT CHANGE ANYTHING! It will not STOP THE VIRUS. 
Relax and don’t panic, just self isolate if you can, practice social distancing if out, and try to turn the news off at least 2 hours before going to bed. Watch or do something that you know will relax you. 
Whatever you do Don’t Smoke! Stay safe and Congrats on 4 months Quit!

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

3/18/20

Wow...I’m just reading this. That is so wonderful! I’m happy for you! Just let it go, eh? Like a bad date... good going!

MDunn1088

From: MDunn1088

3/18/20

Easier said than done as I'm sure you know! The stress for folks is at an all time high right now for obvious reasons but I have tell everyone...don't go back to it. It can actually increase your chances of the virus being far worse if you, God forbid, do get it. Everyone be safe and sanitary out there and still just say NOPE.

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

3/18/20

Mmmm. I’m distracting and reading around here and saw this. I think it is natural for all of us to feel that thought tugging with the increased stress of COVID19. Yup. It is a thought. I see it and shrug and get on with life knowing a fragment of risk goes down if I do get it with each day of not smoking between. 

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

3/18/20

Yes, I think for us newer quit folks it can be tempting to let the addict voice talk is into it to “soothe the stress”. Not so. All it would do for me is make me worry more and be really mad at myself, this increasing stress! Who wants to restart that awful cycle? Ugh. Better to ride a wave for a few minutes and heal a scosch more.

Ive said it a couple of times here already, but some of the media’s alarmist approach is just that...alarmist. Stress raises Cortisol levels which when high have a direct correlation with with decreased immune response. 
I mean what it comes down to regard how much “information” one has, there are just a few things in our control that we can do. Wash hands, stay home when I’ll and away from others that are ill, cover coughs, etc. The rest is out of our hands. But in our hands is how much we let it stress us out. Oh, and Not smoking is in our hands too!!

Im like you...I feel my body and mind wanting it some but I don’t MISS it.

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

4/1/20

Hey,

A BIG Shout out to you for not smoking for 5 months!  Go T!

Tjs1599

From: Tjs1599

4/1/20

Thank you....I made it.  And yes it is getting much easier.  Dont think much about smoking anymore.  I did go thru a stressful time a couple weeks ago when I was sent home to work.  I will admit there was a few moments that I had the thought "just one".  I resisted and so proud I did.  I DO NOT ever want to go thru this again.  YAHOO....5 months.  One day at a time.....NOPE

cherbearquit

From: cherbearquit

4/2/20

Congrats on 5 months! Be proud that you are staying strong despite the rollercoaster ride we are all experiencing!

Quit 12/6/19

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

4/5/20

Hey Matt,

Just dropping by to say Hi.  I don’t want you to think you are all on your own in this journey and to remind you how awesome you are as a not smoker!

MDunn1088

From: MDunn1088

4/5/20

Thank you Susan! 

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