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February 2023 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/31/23 by Denim50; 23766 views.
LisaJanine

From: LisaJanine

2/23/23

Hi Jenny,

Quick check in .  Because of the ice storm I lost internet yesterday and power this morning.  A big limb from my neighbors hit a corner of my house last night. The sound was disturbing and freaked me out .   I am stressed.  Still slowly recovering from illness.  Not suppose to get my power back until 2/28.  tired_face
 

I am at my sons charging gizmos. He has power but no internet because of storm.  We don’t have unlimited data on the phones so can’t be on here long.

So I am going to throw in a huge NOPE.

Yay , today I am 3 weeks smoke free ! 
 

I hope you are doing well Jenny . 
 

                      Lisa

                    full_moonfull_moonfull_moon

feafee78

From: feafee78

2/23/23

Lisa,

WOW!! So happy you’re safe! That’s a really long time to be without power. Yikes! I really hope they get it done faster than planned. 

This week started out bad for you and just got worse and worse. Next week will most likely be better, right? Statistically speaking. Hang in there. 

Jenny

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LisaJanine

From: LisaJanine

2/25/23

Hi Jenny

After being at my sons Friday since the morning hours, I moved myself and my stuff into my sons apartment Friday around 5pm and 3 hours later I received notification that my power was back on.  He went to stay with his girlfriend in Northern Indiana because he has no couch and one bed.  Anyhow , I am going to stay here until later Sunday so I can rest up , catch up on some sleep, and try to get my pain levels down. Thursday night and Friday morning were brutal at my house , so cold and I told my son I could no longer stay there without heat and basically invited myself to stay here.  smirk

I am going to have to throw out all my food  at home in the fridge and freezer but I am okay with that.  At least the tree didnt end up in my house.

I have been stressed and had a lot of smoking thoughts yesterday but I NOPED them away.  I dont want to be a smoker. One of the times I cleaned up my sons kitchen and scrubbed the counters to get thru it.  

How are you doing?  What's up ? When is your 2 month?

                                               Lisa

                                            full_moonfull_moonfull_moon

feafee78

From: feafee78

2/25/23

Lisa,

That’s so great you’re able to stay at your son’s place. Nice that he’s able to stay with his girlfriend and cooperative with you inviting yourself over. I guess he gets a clean kitchen and counters out of the deal, huh? Good for you working through the cravings! You’ve had some crazy stress. Staying a non smoker is worth getting through those. I can’t believe how much better this month has been. 

It had to be crazy cold at your place with no heat.  No thank you! I hope you rest well and bring your pain down. So good your power is ready and waiting for you!

I wondered if that tree limb did any major damage to your house. We have a tree that’s right by our bedroom and I’m always afraid when we have bad wind, which we’ve had a lot of this winter. We get it trimmed every couple years, so I tell myself it isn’t likely to kill me in my sleep, lol. Anyway, I’m glad your neighbor’s branch didn’t go into your home! 

I’m doing good. Still having a rough time kicking the end of whatever bug this has been. I think it’s some kind of monster cold that’s just holding on for dear life.

i got my splint off Thursday and my elbow is doing fabulous! The incision is pretty big, so expected it to hurt quite a bit, but it really barely hurts at all. Bodies are so weird! I slept Friday night for the first time in over 3 years without any elbow or wrist brace with neither of my hands waking me up with numbness or pain. It was absolutely wonderful!! I started to get ready to pull the covers over me to sleep and realized I didn’t need to strap a brace on, lol. It was SO weird. I had the carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel in both arms, so it was one of the other, or both that I wore braces for over the years. My goodness, it was so nice the past 2 nights to curl both my arms up! 

My 2 months will be on March 4, which is coming up sooner than I realize with the short month. I haven’t picked out a reward yet, so I’ll have to put some thought into that. 
 

Jenny

LisaJanine

From: LisaJanine

2/26/23

Hi Jenny,

I am back home and living large with power AND internet againrelieved.  My older brother helped me get my stuff home from my sons and we went and got some groceries since I had to throw all the food in the fridge and freezer out.  

It appears the tree that hit the corner of my  house damaged where the gutter drain connects to the house and the gutter is slanted in that area.  At least from what I can tell from the ground.  I am not allowed on ladders until my vestibular system is much better.  Could of been a lot worse.  My son is going to look at in a few days.

I didn't sleep very well at my sons apartment .  The people that live above him were noisy and it reminded me why I hate living in apartments.  I have not had to live in an apartment for 31 years .  Hoping to get some good sleep in the coming days . Pain levels are still high.

I hate those monster colds that hang on for a long time.  That's wonderful that you got your splint off and your elbow is doing fabulous.  Yay no braces at bedtime too !   

2 months on March 4th , that's awesome.  You're doing this Jenny!  You are a nonsmoker!

I am still getting those stinking thinking smoking thoughts at times .  They just show up here and there involuntarily and an increase since Wednesday night because of stress I think.  I self talk out of them pretty easily though.  I don't want to be a smoker again .  So many benefits already after just over 3 weeks.  

                                        Lisa

                                     full_moonfull_moonfull_moon

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feafee78

From: feafee78

2/27/23

Erika,

Are you coming up on 2 months? I’m getting close to it, so I’m thinking you must be, right? How’re you doing? I’ve been doing really good this month and am so thankful! I haven’t decided yet how to celebrate my 2 months. I tend to lean towards food as rewards, lol, but I’m thinking maybe I can think up something more meaningful or lasting. A new cat or dog are out of the question, though. Sigh.

Jenny

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

2/27/23

Congrats to all of you for not smoking!  It's a great life.

Ernie

feafee78

From: feafee78

2/27/23

Lisa,

Yay for power and internet!! Sucks to toss out all the food. Ugh. Maybe a silver lining in there somewhere? I know I have things in my fridge I could probably do without, but can’t bring myself to toss because it would be a waste, lol. Maybe your fridge was better off than mine, though? I think it was an absolute blessing when my mom lost power for a 3 days. She literally had things growing in there before the power loss and it was a relief to just toss it all and start over. 

I hope it’s nothing worse than a gutter drain for your house. Sounds like you have a sturdy house! Did the tree hit your neighbor’s house at all or did it just decide your house looked best?

Ugh, I’ve heard lower apartments aren’t fun with certain neighbors above. I hope you get much needed rest at home and feel better soon. Sleep and some de-stressing activities of some kind. Maybe just lots of sleep.

That cold finally took a huge turn in the right direction on Saturday and I feel SO much better! I was back to laughing and finally felt like eating eating again. Today was even better. Very happy about that. Are your sinuses doing better?

What are some of your favorite benefits so far of being a non smoker? I think not having a tight chest, not sneaking around and not feeling like a failure are some of my top ones. 

Jenny

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