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December 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 62514 views.

From: SusanK1960


Oh my Arielle, I’m so sorry to hear you have been ill and that you have some financial challenges as well.  Did you get the virus or did you have pneumonia?  It is wonderful to see you are focusing on your blessings rather than your sorrows, which I really needed to be reminded of lately.  I have had some emotional challenges recently in my life, however, I will not let these challenges knock me off the path I have chosen at this time, regardless of the bumps. Thank you for reminding me to count my blessings.

Take care of you and trust in Him.  Hugs to you and your loved ones!


From: Arielle2019


Hi Susan, sorry to hear that you are also going through difficult times cry 

From us writing I understand that you are strong and have a healthy attitude towards life and all the ups and downs that it consists of. I sincerely hope that your strength will get you through your current challenges and that there will be Joy awaiting you on the road ahead, you are in my prayers prayheart

In Sweden they do not test you for covid19 unless you end up in hospital which fortunately has not been the case for me.

That said, the overall symptoms are not corresponding with pneumonia so I take extra care of not exposing my presense to others until I am fully symtomfree to avoid any possible risk of spreading an infection.

Take care and thank you for replying, you always seems to make my day a little brighter star2


From: cherbearquit


Congrats on 4 months! So sorry to see that you have been ill and are having financial difficulties. It is such a challenging time every where. Know that you are not alone in this struggle. Wishing all the best for you and your family. Hang in there and stay strong!

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From: cherbearquit


Congrats on 4 months! I hope all is well with you!

Quit 12/6/19


From: DebraAnne60


CONGRATULATIONS on 4 months Arielle and Majomar - awesome job !

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From: Arielle2019


Thanks, when I replied to Susan I forgot that everyone can see it, did not mean too complain, this too shall pass...

There are a lot of things to be grateful for so I will focus on that. A few months back I am not sure if my lungs could have taken this and now it seems they could, how about that! grinningpray

Wish you Joy and that you and your loved ones are healthy heart_eyes

Take care and keep going strong muscle


From: Eve1973


Awesome on 4 months....congratulations! Hope you feel better soon! ??

From: Arielle2019


Thanks Eve pray  Getting a bit better every day relaxed Hope you are wellsunflower


From: Majomar


Thank you, all. I'm sorry I didn't write earlier, I wasn't feeling OK. I'm still struggling with severe depression. 

Cravings hit hard after three months, still feeling them, but I didn't give up, it's just hard they just won't stop... I'm so close to thinking it's impossible and it will never go away... 

For two months I was on my own with my father, taking care of everything, and my situation is not... easy. Huge responsibility, lack of job, future... At the same time the grieving process after my mother's death came into a difficult stage, the feeling of her missing just opened like an abyss... and I thought I'll be lost in it and won't survive. 

For the last three days, after many months of stress and exhaustion, I just cracked and I fell in bed. My brother managed to come for a few days and I just... can't get up, barely find motivation to live. Just extremely exhausted... I spoke to him just now after not being able to do so for some time and now I managed to write here, too. Maybe it's a good sign... Maybe I'll find a way out...

I'm glad you are all doing well, although it hasn't been easy for anyone, so my wishes are for you all to stay healthy and smoke free.