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August 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 12/25/19 by ModDee; 43440 views.
xvaper

From: xvaper

9/2/20

That's great news. Yes. you did. not relapse into chain smoking. Sounds like a promising development for you, with the 14mg. Busy. is so important..  

Jatchat

From: Jatchat

9/2/20

It's a struggle, have used a lozenge this morning.

xvaper

From: xvaper

9/2/20

Man, I have been having a difficult three days, I came very very close, but at the last minute I got it together. You can do it.

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

9/2/20

Good for you guys for holding strong! I just found out I've been using the lozenges too long so I'm trying to use mint Lifesavers to ease my pain. You guys are really doing this thing, we are doing this thing, together! How awesome is it that all these people that don't know each other can get together and cheer each other on? We are beating this addiction, sometimes by the skin of our teeth, but we are doing this. Everybody stay strong. This is a very big deal. 

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Jatchat

From: Jatchat

9/3/20

Hi Tiny,

Co-operation and friendship should never be undervalued, thank you for your support, Lore and Xvaper and Susan all great contributors.

Kind regards

Anthony

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

9/3/20

Oh...so what makes it too long? Is there something on the package that says? I still have some though haven’t used any for quite some time. I still carry them with me though “just in case”. They are one of those things that I’ve told myself I would do first if I were really thinking I would cave in. So I guess like a security blanket. I had some 4 mg ones I cut in half and think that is what is in there. Some day I’ll take them out of my bag. 
How you doing without? Lifesavers are good cause you can hold them between your teeth and kind of suck air in through them. And! If you get in front of a mirror in the dark and bite the spearmint ones with your mouth open they make sparks! Yup. Fun stuff Tiny.

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

9/3/20

Anytime Anthony!
I will never forget you responding to an of mine back in March I think. You said “You’re not alone”. Made a huge difference in that moment for me and still does. 
So...use that anytime, that wait for 3 replies deal we all have. 
Beautiful full moon here tonight. 

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

9/3/20

I just remember quitting before and trying to get encouragement from people who didn't know what to say because they didn't understand. It sucks when you feel like no one is cheering you on. I never want to feel like that again and I never want anyone to feel like they don't have support during their quit. Even if it's a dumb montana story that distracts someone for 5 minutes, it's something, I think. You are a nice guy who is gentle and kind in your posts. You seem to care about your forum family and did I mention you take beautiful pictures? It's easy to support you because you want this so badly. You're doing a great job and I know you can do it this time!

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

9/3/20

My package says 10 weeks, but the last few weeks you're only supposed to have one every 8 hours and I have 3 a day. Also, my gums where I hold the lozenge are very tender so I gotta get off this stuff. I tried to go without one this morning but got too skittish and put one in. I'm hoping to make it thr only one of the day. I'm going to have to try this Lifesavers in the dark thing. I'm doing do well, I don't want to start smoking again but it's time to wean myself of these lozenges. I'm on the 2 mg. 

  • Edited September 3, 2020 10:48 am  by  TinyBadger
Loreficent

From: Loreficent

9/3/20

Yeah, if it’s bothering the gums, probably time to wean off. You can do that! You are pretty strong and determined. You’ve got long enough now to see how good it really feels to be smoke free too. Not that we don’t still guard our quits, but I think you’ve built a pretty strong arsenal and can take that step with faith and trust in yourself. It is just one more step on the journey. Kind of like snatching that pebble from the Kung Fu guy! I don’t know. I’m sorry. I do good with symbolism and visuals. Maybe others don’t as much. Anyway...you got us here and we are in your corner. I’m rubbing your shoulders now and humming the tune from “Rocky”. How’s that?

Im so proud of you Tiny. In so many ways. Keep the Montana stories coming too. And I think I told you wrong...it’s the Wintergreen Lifesavers that spark. I’m gonna get some today and try it again. Something I haven’t done since Stepson was like 10 or so. Kind of feeling a need to reconnect with being a kid again I guess...

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