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August 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 12/25/19 by ModDee; 16846 views.
SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

Aug-30

Dear Anthony,

I’m sorry to hear the wicked voice won you over.  I feel your disappointment, your weariness.  There is no magic.  It is really 99% mental perspiration.  Your partner smokes because your partner HAS to smoke.  That is what defines addiction.

I was just reading messages in the Sept string.  You and your partner were both trying to quit then.  It seems your partner got weary and gave up trying, yet you didn’t.  You both don’t have to be in sync for you to do this.

You don’t have to be nicotine free yet, only smoke free.

Time to make this quit journey yours, totally and uniquely, Anthony “Jatchat” Turner’s journey!  We are here to cheer!  You are an inspiration!

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Aug-30

Oh dear...I’m sure that just adds to your sense of anxiety and worry too!

Ok...well...We are here for you. It is so admirable how you come and share your experience and keep getting back on the horse and I hope you always will do that. You help us a lot too you know! 
Hang strong today and I’ll check back on you later!!

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Aug-30

Thanks Susan,

I was using Step 2 patches but have gone back to step 1 + lozenge at times when I need it, though I have been using the gum, I can imagine life without cigarettes and it paints a rosy picture, I will have to hang onto this hope. I guess your right about my wife, what is going to turn her? The dentures are real I do need them I will save up for them after I get my orthotics fitted and new joggers. When I think of all the damage done to my body after 40 years of smoking I could cry, still we have to work with what we have. Thanks for your support.

Kind regards

Anthony

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Aug-30

Thanks Lore,

I will try to keep faithful to my NOPE pledge today, and thanks for checking in today

Kind regards

Anthony

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Aug-30

Of course Anthony. Together we can do this. Slow and steady friend. Like Susan said...just keep the patch on. And don’t stop trying. One day something will click and you will be looking back at several months. Hopefully your wife will too. 
Back soon!

xvaper

From: xvaper

Aug-30

Hi Anthony, I know that I can also fall at anytime, so I will not judge. The only advice I can offer is that I did find it easier to quit not using the will power alone..I read repeatedly again and again things that make sense to me, so that they penetrate my brain, to strengthen the understanding that cigarettes do absolutely nothing for us whatsoever. You have a  challenging situation of living with a smoker who won't quit, but that should not discourage you. I am going to spend a few days with a friend who smokes and I will have to face that challenge because I will always have smokers around me even if not living in my house.

My aunt's husband quit 20 years before she did. She refused and had no desire to stop. Then finally she started being breathless when going up the stairs (she is a super active person) and  went to see the doctor. He took and showed a her an Xray of her lungs. She came out of the Doctor's office and never smoked again. Try, try again. Its clear you really want it, so I bet you will finally succeed. 

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Aug-30

Thanks  xvaper, renewing your mind I like that, I will read more about quitting, I have good genes both my parents lived into their 90's and dad smoked all his life until he was bed ridden. not that I want to go down that path. I keep reading over my reasons for quitting, and they make good sense at the time, still it's only 7 cigarettes over three days, but if I don't nip it in the bud now I never will, thanks for your support and congrats on the 60 days, great work

Kind regards

Anthony

Progress report: 8 hours, 21 minutes and 49 seconds. 10 cigarettes not smoked, saving $13.45. Life saved: 50 minutes.

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Aug-30

That's what I'm talking bout! 8 hours is just the beginning of this adventure! You know the first couple days is hard, but think, you get to sleep even more hours. That stuff adds up. Keep going, Anthony! Keep us updated.

slowblumer

From: slowblumer

Aug-31

Hi Anthony and any other August 2020 quitter.

FYI:

It's the last day of the month.  Later today this thread will move to it's new location under Quit Buddies Unite .

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