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Smoke Free Warriors 2018   Quit Buddies Unite

Started 7/31/18 by ModMarge (slowblumer); 193529 views.
Molly010

From: Molly010

10/13/19

Hey JR,

Super duper congratulations to you!!  So sorry I missed the special day but I will definitely have chocolate cake and a glass of champagne to celebrate with you.  What an accomplishment and what a year for you!  The ups and downs of the relapse and then your health scare.  So glad you are doing well and kicking cig butt.  :)  You should absolutely do something special to celebrate this milestone.  Welcome to the Club House my dear!

Molly010

From: Molly010

10/13/19

Hey Lori!  

Nice to hear from you!  I have not been on here as much as I would like but things are going well.  Your story is similar to the one I experienced when I almost relapsed in January.  Hanging outside with my best friend while she smoked.  Before we went outside, she asked me if I wanted one and I said no.  Had to remind her that I quit but I have tried so many times she probably thought I relapsed as I had before.  At 5 months, I was pretty tempted so it's nice to know what a full year and a couple of months can do.  

I hardly think about it anymore.  How strange that something that consumed my life just 15 months ago can be an after thought now.  But, I still keep my guard up and will continue to do so especially when I hang out with the people I used to smoke with.  Enjoy your weekend!

Molly010

From: Molly010

10/13/19

Hello my quit buddy!

Hope all is well!  Sorry I have not been around for a few weeks, but we have been quite busy.  My partner and I went to see Van Morrison in concert and he was amazing!!!  I did notice there were people trying to get their smokes in before the concert started and I felt bad for them.  It was quite a walk to get to a place where they would let you smoke.  After the opening act, I remembered feeling relieved that I didn't have to get up and go smoke before the concert started.  Half way through the concert I thought it would be ruined because I would only be thinking about when it would end so I could have a smoke.  Sad but true.  It was so much more enjoyable as a non-smoker.  

How is your dad?  I put up a few Holloween decorations this year.  It's one of my favorites even though we don't get any trick or treaters.  LOL  I have a three-day weekend this week and looking forward to sleeping in again tomorrow.  Hope you had a great weekend!

Molly010

From: Molly010

10/13/19

Hello Marilyn!

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope all is well with you!  You are headed for two years already.  Time passes quickly after the first month or so.  I can't believe I am at 14 months already!  Like you, I am forever grateful for this forum and feel luck that I found it.  I want to come back as often as I can and give as much support to the newbies as possible.  Please come by and say hello when you get a chance!

JR (DPartonFan)

From: JR (DPartonFan)

10/14/19

Marilyn,

So good to hear from you. It is amazing that a year has gone by without smoking a cigarette. I really do feel freed from the control of nicotine. 

Sounds like you are marching steadily on toward the two year mark successfully. Thank you for supporting our Smokefree Warriors group.

JR (DPartonFan)

From: JR (DPartonFan)

10/14/19

Thanks Molly! It’s good to hear from you. I am celebrating with a cruise Nov 2nd to the Bahamas. 

Thank you for your support on here. I feel so lucky to have found all of you last year as I started this journey and I really don’t believe I would have made it one year without the foundation of support I have received here.

JR (DPartonFan)

From: JR (DPartonFan)

10/14/19

Lori,

I am so glad to hear from you. Thanks for the Congratulations...can you believe I made it? A bit of a rocky start for me but successful in the end. I am heading on a cruise to the Bahamas Nov 2nd to celebrate my one year anniversary with several friends. 

It will be great being able to play in the non smoking area of the ship casino. I never played there because I couldn’t smoke. 

Your camping trip sounds like a lot of fun. Isn’t it amazing what things we can do now that we would have shied away from because we couldn’t smoke? 

Please stay committed and get to that two year anniversary. Once we reach that one we will be 80% likely to never smoke again...or so I have read. I believe we will all make it to that point.

It really is great hearing from you. Please keep in touch when you can.

JR (DPartonFan)

From: JR (DPartonFan)

10/14/19

Brian,

Thank you for the Congratulations. I am so grateful to you for your support through my quit, relapse, health scare and then quit again. That was a bumpy ride for me. 

My cardiologist said I could take my last blood thinner on Oct 9th and I am most thankful to be off of them. It seems like I am keeping a collection of bruises so can’t wait until they have all cleared up. Honestly, I did not know I was so danged clumsy until this past year on the thinners. I run into doors and door knobs, handles and cabinets and all manners of furniture and every bump into something leaves a bruise. 

I have had cardiology checkup though and everything looks really good according to the doctors. The one question he asked me before he would tell me to stop taking the thinners was, “Have you really quit smoking?” When I answered yes he told me to just stop taking them after the 9th. So I did. Yippee! That was enough to make me happy dance. 

It sounds like your quit is still going strong and I am glad to hear that it is. You were the most influential one for our Smokefree Warriors group when we first started our quilts and we all appreciate your help. Take care and keep in touch when you can.

l1717mary

From: l1717mary

10/14/19

Hi JR

Wow what a way to celebrate. It sure is goooooooooood being nicotine free shows us what we can treat ourselves too.  

Mary 11 months

CindiS319

From: CindiS319

10/14/19

JR!!!!  CONGRATULATIONS and welcome to the Club House!!!  I am SO HAPPY that you are here.  Sorry I'm a few days late... I don't get on as much as I would like.  But I've tried to get on again more recently.  I remember how upset you were when you relapsed from your first quit and then how sick you got.  I am so glad that you are smoke free and getting healthy again.  Congratulations again!!!!  I love your key too!

  • Edited October 14, 2019 2:19 pm  by  CindiS319
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