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Karl_Bonner_1982 Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 12:06 AM
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Smoke free for 3 weeks
And mostly smoke-free for the past 7 weeks (I had about 1/4 of a cig 3 weeks ago).

And guess what? The cravings are nearly gone. But I'm still waiting for this f***ing summer cold to clear up so I can see how my lung capacity is doing. From tobacco to grass pollen to air pollution to cold, my lungs haven't had a good chance yet to clear up.
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TexasLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 06:42 PM
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1. almost two weeks for me..Congrats to YOU!!!!
I am now going through my 22nd quit in two years. This is the longest I've gone. My bday(45th) is Wednesday, and I swore it would be a smoke-free bday, followed by a smoke free life... so I got me a nice head start.

Weird weird things I am doing to help me through this time. Low patch. The stronger patch put me in the hospital with an atrial fib. That sucked. I take them off at night now, and go low-nic. Helps like you wouldn't believe

I am more determined than ever this time. I coughed nonstop all day and all night. I hated that.My bladder aint what it used to be, and coughing equals headaches too. Coughing is minimal now. Just a quick hacking of the yuckies, and Im done for the morning. Hopefully that'll be all gone SOON.

Another weird thing I do is sucking on cinnamon sticks with incense sticks lit on the ends of those. weird. it WORKS, though. I 'smoke' through the cinnamon stick. and smell the wonderful incense. I just poke those suckers right into the sticks and WALA!, a nice smelling nice tasting 'thing' that I invented to keep me from actually smoking the cancer sticks. I breathe in the clean air through the sticks, and see the smoke at the end of the incense. I vote this as insanity, but I am still smoke free dammit, and I am scared to ever ever smoke a cig again.

My kids went through their grandfather dying of cancer a few years ago, and now they are going through their grandmother dying of it (she still smokes em, figures what the hell) and they give her two months.All her kids still smoke. I am grateful I developed a cough. Coughing hurts and is embarrassing. Coughing is the number one reason for me to quit.

I started walking 3 miles as well each day. Next week I am increasing to 5 miles. I can't even explain the difference between walking while smoking and walking smoke-free. I added YEARS in how I feel, regarding exercise. ALREADY! :D

Damn, I kinda hijacked your thread. I apologize. I can hardly wait to say to myself that I am off the crutches of the patches and the cinnamon sticks as well.

I do hope you continue. Lung cancer has devestated my kids, I just can't be a part of that. Just can't.

Yay us!!!!
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 03:05 PM
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2. Congratulations KB1982!
That's great news! It's been 28 months for me (after 40 years). The cravings do lessen over time, and although you will probably have a weakness (susceptibiity to colds, etc.) for a while, you will be so glad that you quit. In NYC cigs just went up to around $10/pack because of state and local taxes. Hang in there and congratulations on 3 weeks of being smoke free!
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tiddlywinks Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-08 10:23 PM
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3. keep fighting all those urges!! You can do it!
Edited on Sun Oct-19-08 10:24 PM by tiddlywinks
i've been quit for at least three years now!
reformed smokers are the worst!!
you'll see!!

like smokey bear sez, 'only you can prevent forest fires'

oops, i just noticed the dates. Well, how's it going? I'm new at posting and forums and stuff. :) Hope you're doin okay!
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