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September Ash-Kickers 2018   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 10/1/18 by ModSue (VentasSue); 204064 views.
ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)

10/1/18

Greetings September Ash-Kickers 2018 Group!

Welcome to your kickoff buddy group thread! This is a place for you to continue to get quit help, information and just hang out and get to know one another.

As we like to say around here, an educated quit is a successful quit - so keep reading and absorb everything you can on this site, the forum and elsewhere around the web. Arm yourself with knowledge and it will help you start the work of changing your relationship with your old smoking habit. Once you do that, you are on your way.

Settle in and get comfortable. This is your home base, but as always, the entire forum is here for you. ;-)

((((( September Ash-Kickers 2018)))))

Mrissa

From: Mrissa

10/1/18

It's wonderful to have support group to log into!

Ash-kickers unite!

Day 25

Hanging in there... better than it was but I'm in it for the long haul.

Remembering my body's healing...all this discomfort is healing.

Is anyone else struggling with changed sleeping patterns?

My sleep cycle is all out of whack 

Had warm milk...no cookies...just donuts 

Hoping it helps

Denim50

From: Denim50

10/1/18

Hey Mrissa, 

     A lot of people do experience changes to their sleep patterns during smoking cessation. Unfortunately it is one of the symptoms of withdrawal that we may experience. Here are 2 articles on the matter. The first deals with common signs of withdrawal, including sleep disturbances. The second deals with ways to relieve insomnia after quitting. 

https://www.verywellmind.com/common-signs-of-nicotine-withdrawal-2824763

https://www.verywellmind.com/ways-relieve-insomnia-when-quit-smoking-2824683

     I hope you’re able to get a good night’s sleep soon. 

Denim 

ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)

10/1/18

Hey Mrissa

Yes, you're quite right about this being a wonderful support group.  It's also wonderful to see you here in our new home.

Congratulations on 25 days smoke-free!!  That's quite an achievement.

Our sleep is often affected during the first weeks of quitting.  It's quite normal, but rest is so important to us while we are going through the initial turmoil, so do try to have a nap during the day, when possible, to ensure that you are getting enough sleep.

Here's an article with some tips which I hope might help you.

Have a great day.

ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)

10/1/18

OOps!  I think that my post crossed with Denim's but I'll leave the link there.  Better two than none.

ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)

10/1/18

Hey Bo

Congratulations - you're the first in the group to reach your one month milestone.

Have a wonderful day and reward yourself big-time.  You should be so proud of yourself - we are!!

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awaken1961

From: awaken1961

10/1/18

start of week 3 , weekend went well , did not smoke , that's two weekends in a row which is huge for Me , got a lot of yard work done , treated myself to some soda and homemade apple pie with ice cream on top yesterday as a treat from my stricter diet , but back to work today , quitting is hard work and I figure I'll get out of it , what I put in !

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Denim50

From: Denim50

10/1/18

Congratulations to all ‘September Ash-Kickers 2018’ on your new quit buddy group name and your permanent new home. 

You’ve made it through to October and will be approaching your first full month smoke free. What a awesome achievement! 

If I may leave a bit of advice.. As you move forward continue to take it day by day. Looking to far ahead can cause added stress and undue anxiety. Stay in the moment. Day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute if necessary. Stay strong and stay close. 

Best wishes. 

Denim 

 

ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)

10/1/18

Hey Nancy

I am so very sorry to hear what you have been, and still are, going through.  You have really done amazingly well to stay smoke-free so be very proud of yourself.

I am copying this post over to one of my Quit Buddies, Triff, as she has also been going through a similar situation to you but is now coming out the other side.  She may be able to give you some support and I always think it is good to be able to speak to someone with whom we can identify when we are in stressful situations.  She, actually, lives in New Zealand so may not reply until tomorrow.

Here's an article on coping with stress in our quits too:

Never forget that we are all here for you.  The forum is a great place to come to let off steam.  No-one here judges or tires of anyone who wants to rant.  Although our problems are often different, we do all understand how each other feels.

So, I do hope that the court hearing goes well and that you can come to a decision about what action to take now.  I can understand how hard that decision must be but I hope that you do whatever is the very best for you.  You deserve it.

Let us know how things go.

ModSue (VentasSue)

From: ModSue (VentasSue)

10/1/18

Hey Awaken

Congratulations on Two Weeks Smoke-free and also for getting through another weekend.  You're right - that is a huge achievement.

Glad that you found our new home and hope to see you around here posting a lot.

Just keep going - it will get better and better - you can do this.

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