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Strange but True

Posted in Staying quit 17 Feb 2020

Hi Everyone!!

So here I am on Day 51 and doing very well! Most days, it is now an afterthought that I smoked. I can go thru an entire day and not even think about it....until I jump on this site. So I have been trying to figure this out for several weeks now so I’ve been really quiet. It seems like every time I jump on to check the stats and stories is when it starts to bug me. And it’s not in a good way like “oh yeah I don't smoke anymore.” It more like puts it in my mind and I almost romanticize about “the one.” Has anybody else felt this way? It’s like I do better when I don’t think about it.

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  • Happiness February 17, 2020 | 10:31
    of course everyone is different and if you are not thinking of them perhaps you would be happier to stay away of such reminders, However if temptation strikes i would hope you would seek our support and understanding. STAYING FREE matters most however done.Just remember that you are winning in every sense.
  • Jill67 February 18, 2020 | 7:47
    Thank you Happiness! As always, I appreciate your support! How goes your therapy? Are you back to feeling more like yourself??
  • Lando , Hunter New England February 19, 2020 | 11:20
    Hi Jill

    There are reminders everywhere. Every supermarket with a smoke counter, every shopping centre with smokers huddling in the car park, every pub you drive past with smokers out in the street.

    The only way to avoid the reminders is to not leave home. Even then, I still have friends who visit me and smoke when they're here. At least this site is positive, and helpful for our journey
  • Happiness February 20, 2020 | 13:10
    I am home now and waiting for therepy as an out patient although i am capable of doing routine cooking and chores within the apartment and can climb those 12 stairs. My hand is still in need of some manipulations but progressing well. I limp without aid of a cane at home and use my walker if going distance. I am still improving daily and hoping for a full recovery. Smoking may have weakened the arteries but why it tore is still out and i may never know. Remaining positive and making positive life changes .

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