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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:42 PM
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How pathetic am I?
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 03:56 PM by LaraMN
I'm going over to the home of one of my husband's co-workers tonight, to clean for him, as he recently had surgery and needs some help. He's a heavy smoker, and I don't even mind going over and sucking up secondhand smoke. Apparently I'm not one of those ex-smokers that hates cigarette smoke. I'm like a junkie; I always try to sit downwind from my friends, when they smoke; it's the closest I can get to having a cig, without actually doing it, and having to feel guilty about it. Pathetic, I know, but at least I'm not smoking anymore, myself!
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:46 PM
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1. I do the same thing.
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 03:46 PM by _testify_
I love the smell and I like when people around me smoke. But if I were to try and smoke one I'd be physically ill halfway through.

Edited to clarify that I am an ex-smoker as well.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:51 PM
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2. that happened to me on one of my smoking relapses
I always forget how it makes you sick at first if you go too fast. I bought some camels on a crazy night and just started smoking them like old times and pretty soon my head was spinning and I felt sick as hell and had to pull over and lay down in the seat of my car for 2 hours until it passed and I could drive again, lol.
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:56 PM
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5. Did you start smoking again after that?
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:00 PM
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7. but of course.
that was just the initiation. but then I quit again after several months. I've done it many times.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:53 PM
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3. I'm the same way.
If anything, doing that helped me quit because during the worst of my nic-fits I could just inhale some delicious second-hand smoke. :D
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:55 PM
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4. How did you quit?
Patch, cold turkey, etc?
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:58 PM
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6. Cold turkey.
It was one of those moments some ex-smokers talk about: I woke up one morning and realized I just didn't want to do it anymore.
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:00 PM
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8. Mine was the total opposite!
I got a prescription for Zyban, and you have to pick a 'quit-date' about 2 weeks from the date you start the medication. You smoke while you're on the pill, then stop on the quit day and take the pills for 90 more days.

At 30 days I broke out in a terrible reaction to the pills, so the doc took me off them early. It worked though!
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:03 PM
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9. Hey, whatever works.
:D

:hi:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:14 PM
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10. I think you're incredibly Awesome
to help your husband's coworker this way. That is an incredibly generous thing to do.

:yourock:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:14 PM
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11. No worries
:hug:
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:21 PM
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12. Hey, you take what you can get
If it helps, take big, deep breaths.

:hi:

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