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August 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

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Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-22

Oh! That is pretty! 
I like it. Like a little hopeful Sun. 
Strong work keeping on with the patch Anthony. Keep it up! 

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Sep-22

Thanks Lore,

I have just been for my walk, quite a healthy breeze today, Yes must remember to change it, the patch that is...Keep strong, how's that finger?

Kind regards

Anthony

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-22

It is sore. I just soaked it. Not draining yet but does feel like fluid in there. If it doesn’t drain by tomorrow I’m gonna lance it regardless of what Tiny says! I’m taking antibiotics so it should be ok. Will heal quicker if the pus came out and I can’t play my piano. Shorter walk due to smoke so am on here too much!! Lol!

I swear by the patches. 

  • Edited September 22, 2020 9:53 pm  by  Loreficent
Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Sep-22

Never mind, be careful, sterilise the weapon of choice before you lance it, I don't envy you one bit. Pity about the piano, but it can wait, sending you healing thoughts...

Kind regards

Anthony

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-22

Thanks Anthony!

Will let you know tomorrow. Got a sterile #11 blade disposable scalpel from my first aid kit that will work perfectly if it comes to that. Yeah, people used to manage small things like this on their own all the time! Geez...my Dad the Carpenter/Farmer never would have gone in for this!
Course he probably would have had good leather gloves on working around an Agave too though! He was smarter than me. 

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Sep-22

Don't do it, loreficent! You don't want to do damage to yourself! 

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-22

Oh, Tiny...there are those would say I’m already damaged! Or at least damaged goods! Lol! 
Soaking it now and typing on iPad with left hand. Gonna walk off here about 9 and am very excited. The wind had shifted earlier and brought in a lot of smoke and the air quality declined to near 180 for a while so I didn’t go earlier for long. Just a short romp over to the park with Max and Whoopi. Nice dirt trail around this park close to me. I think like 3 times around makes a mile? I don’t go there at night in the dark though as folks camp often and you never know. Got me a good couple hours planned and I can barely sit still waiting to go. Air quality down to 31. 
I think it may drain some on its own. I see a little black thing in there now after a couple of soaks so maybe the tip of that thorn is in there. Like I said...never underestimate salt water soaks. Seriously. 
OK. Time to take it out now. Won’t lance it tonight unles it’s throbbing bad enough to keep me awake! 
Will go tell John all about my lesson I learned. Just can’t wait to get moving tonight! Mmmm. 

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Sep-23

How's it going, Anthony? 

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

Sep-24

Busted, Just couldn't make it through, have smoked five today, rang my counselor and she thinks I need anti depressants, wants me to see my doctor, there's more at stake here than a pill, there's some issue I haven't worked out what it is yet, but lack of sleep is certainly not helping. Any thoughts?

Kind regards

Anthony

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Sep-24

Lack of sleep sucks. It makes me crave "naughty" carbs and want to smoke. I hope you will get your sleep schedule back. I've been told by my doctor to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. You can Google other sleep hygiene tips, so I won't bore you here. I also hope you aren't too stressed out. It's ok to slip, promise. I want you to know that I still respect you, and will no matter what. You will quit because I know how much you want to. Youll find the right recipe for success, I just know it. I won't pretend to know you, but if a professional thinks maybe a medication might help you, then I say it's worth a try. I mean, what have you got to lose? I've heard that in a simplified way, some of the prescription aids help with depression. (Not saying you are depressed) you can do this, Anthony! I will never, ever stop believing in you. You are a talented, creative, intelligent and caring man from what I can tell. You deserve all the best life has to offer and that includes a life without smoking. You know and have read all about it, I won't tell you all the pros and cons of quitting because I know you've heard all that crap before. What I can tell you is that I hope you keep trying, and posting here for support. Your persistence I'd inspiring and I can't wait for you to join the clubhouse!

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