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December 2019 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 1/28/19 by Terry (abquitsmking); 62647 views.
DebraAnne60

From: DebraAnne60

4/28/20

CONGRATULATIONS on 4 months Arielle and Majomar - awesome job !

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Arielle2019

From: Arielle2019

4/28/20

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

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

4/29/20

Awesome on 4 months....congratulations! Hope you feel better soon! ??
Arielle2019

From: Arielle2019

4/29/20

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

Majomar

From: Majomar

4/30/20

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.

<3

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

5/6/20

Hi Cherbear,

Congratulations!  I haven’t heard from you in a little while, so I hope that means that you have gotten at ease and are feeling at peace in your journey.  Take care.  
 

DebraAnne60

From: DebraAnne60

5/6/20

Well you were right, I am certainly feeling allot better now - into month 5.  Month 4 was a bit difficult I think because I just wanted to get past it.  No I am feeling quite good.  No angst or anxiety really.  I hope this is a sign of the times from now on going forward.  How was month 5 for you?      

cherbearquit

From: cherbearquit

5/6/20

Thank you Susan. Sorry I haven’t been online much lately. We have been having internet issues off and on. Still on lockdown here, but I am hanging in there. I have been feeling so much better and am so happy to reach 5 months! I feel so much stronger in this quit, because I feel that if I can survive all of this stress, I will be successful. I am determined that this is my forever quit! Take care and stay healthy!

cherbearquit

From: cherbearquit

5/6/20

Congrats on 4 months Debra! This internet is driving me crazy lately. I keep getting spotty service. Each month gets a little easier for me. I haven’t really had any real cravings this past month. More like a feeling like I am missing something here and there. But, nothing I couldn’t handle. I make it a habit to remember HALT whenever I feel like I am missing something (am I hungry, angry, lonely/bored or tired). It is usually one of those issues, which I then take care of. I still keep my sugar free mints handy, drink lots of water and try to go on daily walks if the weather cooperates. Hang in there and stay strong! You are doing great!

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