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ma broon
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Posted in Getting started 11 Jun 2019
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this is day 81 for me. I have been told by my surgeon he would not operate on my back unless I stopped smoking for at least 3 months. This was the final push I needed to stay committed. My grandchildren have been constantly telling me about the black lungs I will have and to please "no more cigaretting gran". I really want to do this and your stories have helped me tremendously. I thought it would be really straight forward dealing with the withdrawal but it sneaks up on you and today i have been craving a cigarette. I have stayed true . My quit is cold turkey.

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  • Safe2017 June 11, 2019 | 10:58
    Great going ma broon. Simply awesome. You are doing several tremendous things at once like quitting cold turkey and still remaining smoke free, making your grandkids happy and proud of you for becoming a non smoker and getting an operation done you wouldn’t get if you still smoked. Really cool. Nicotine withdrawals will fade away. Cheers.
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  • Robn June 11, 2019 | 12:55
    Stay strong ma brown, the rewards are amazing....life will be so much better for you and all your loved ones.
    One day at a time....before you know it the cravings will be a thing of the past. Keep a positive mindset and the journey is so much easier.
  • Happiness June 11, 2019 | 14:53
    Stick with it Ma Broon, you are doing great! One day at a time until you get the operation you need. You will recover much faster being off the nicotine and those thousands of chemicals in a cigarette. We bombard the body with foreign substance and force it to battle the toxins endlessly. Imagine the repairs it could do it it were free to do so. We feel almost immediate relief in our lung capacity in mere hours after quitting smoking.
    Let go of your past relationship with smoking and truly embrace this journey for all the positive changes it will bring.

    The future is yours, the cravings can be a thing of the past.
  • softly40, Mid North Coast June 11, 2019 | 19:52
    I wish you well for your operation Ma Broon keep your thoughts on getting as healthy as possible. Well done
  • Nuts June 11, 2019 | 23:22
    Congrats on 81 days MaBroon. Are they really cravings, or just thoughts. You shouldnt have cravings after 81 days. You are thinking of a smoke, not craving one. It takes a while to retrain our brains when we quit. Tell yourself that you dont smoke, and its just a passing thought out of habit. Hang in there. Dont give in now. Believe in yourself and you will win
  • Nuts June 13, 2019 | 18:14
    Hows it going MaBroon. Hope you are feeling positive today

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