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   Posted 4/21/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey my many friends. I thought I would catch your eye with this heading as I need to tell you all something that is now going to affect my life forever. As of nine o'clock tonight I had my last and final cig. Once again I am back on the wagon and hope that this is the one that finally breaks me of this nasty habit.

Anyway.....just wanted to let you know and if I yell, be rude or grouch at any of you I appologize in advance.


What doesn't kill us only makes us fight back harder! :P

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   Posted 4/21/2009 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Scarred good for you gal. Its a tough habit to break and I wish you nothing but the best of luck. Hey, have you heard anything about the SCS yet? Hugs, Susie

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   Posted 4/21/2009 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I give you props...I couldn't stop smoking right now, no way, not now, uh uh, can't do it, too much going on...Did I mention that I won't be quitting anytime soon? But, u go...We are all here for you...Day or night there is always one of us here to talk to. Good Luck...I will send smoke-free smoke signals of encouragement to you..just look out your window....Here I am, sending one....puff puff ppppuuuuuffff..(that means HI).

We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
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White Beard
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   Posted 4/21/2009 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I do wish you all the Luck in the world! I know first hand how hard it can be! At one time in my life I smoked a couple of packs a day, but that was a long long time ago, I quit cold turkey, but I never would say I quit smoking till after I went a full year without having one! Several years later I took up dipping, and believe it or not that was harder to quit than smoking was, "just a pinch between the cheek and gum" you are main lining nicotine right through your gums into your blood system. after a few years I finally quit that too! Just take one day at a time! And I for one will support you every step of the way!

Good Luck to You and I do wish you success!

White Beard
  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV

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   Posted 4/21/2009 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you!! You go girl!! I know how hard it is, too. So vent away. And we'll know if you're a bit irritable now and then!

Like White Beard said, one day at a time. That's how I did it. Even went to some 12 step meetings. I know there are some good online support groups to help with quitting, too, but you know we're here 24/7.



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   Posted 4/22/2009 1:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh my gosh, this is good to hear and I hope that this time you'll be successful.
oh wow you've taken that first all important step and I would like to wish you
much much success...
it'll be hard, but it looks like you know that..
and lots of them, will be rooting for you...
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 4/22/2009 1:19 AM (GMT -6)   
"I will send smoke-free signals." Uniquelyme. Ha Ha Ha. Aha! Ha Ha.
Quote of the week.

You got a way wit da words, Rhonda.

I'll catch this thread tomorow - and will no doubt have something to say. Right now,
I gotta catch an entire Six Feet Under, with Husband Dearest.


Your skin will glow. Your eyes will sparkle. Those are a couple of good reasons,

The Reverend
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   Posted 4/22/2009 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I used a tablet called champix to take off the edge worked great Don't know if you can get them out of Australia though, Good for you

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   Posted 4/22/2009 2:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Well.....its been 5 and a half hours without a smoke. I'm already crabby as hell and want to burn down something or scream or something. Arrrg I can't even think!!! I'm up at 2 am hurting like hell and all I can think of is "Gee why did I quit now??" Maybe its time for some help.


What doesn't kill us only makes us fight back harder! :P

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   Posted 4/22/2009 3:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm up with a "tummy ache". Too many M&M's! But yes, get some help - patches or something. It's a touch drug that nicotene monster. I've talked about it before. So cold turkey may be too much. Don't feel bad about needing patches or something to help you with withdrawals.

It's tough, but you can do it!


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   Posted 4/22/2009 4:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Scarred just want to wish you good luck.As for me I fell of the wagon after more then a year but I am planing on getting right back on.
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Surgery to fuse L3 and L4 vertabra Dec. 31,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.

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   Posted 4/22/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Scarred, I really hope you can do it! It's the hardest thing to beat! I made it 3 weeks and fell into a depression, instaed of climbing out, I smoked myself out. I'm so weak!!! But I am going to try again soon. I have to find the right time and phych myself up! YOU CAN DO IT!!!! I'm praying for you!
Your nic-addict friend,
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections once a month. 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Thailand and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. to be deployed to the Middle East in early May. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops! 

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   Posted 4/22/2009 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   


I think it is so fantastic that you are quitting!  PA had some good advice for you about getting patches or something to help you with the nicotine cravings.  Don't worry about getting all hostile & such.  I think that's okay to be like that for a little while.  I've never smoked, but I remember when I had to give up caffeine.  Oh man, I nearly went crazy.  I was drinking 16 cups of coffee a day (I love the taste & smell of coffee -- there's nothing better) and had to quit cold turkey for medical reasons.  I was shaking, had horrible migraines, couldn't sleep, was nauseaous & irritable pretty much 24/7 for the first 8-12 weeks.  I was almost convinced I couldn't even survive it, but I made it.  I know nicotine is a lot harder to quit, but I BELIEVE IN YOU!  I really do!!  Keep up the great work & keep the end goal in sight -- whatever it takes to get there.

well wishes -----> Scarred :)



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   Posted 4/22/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Scarred!! I know it won't be easy, but I have faith in you that you can pull it off!!

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