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   Posted 3/1/2009 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Since there isn't a February 29th, today, March 1st is the 6 month anniversary of my non-smoking life! yeah I just wanted to brag and say, "Yay Me!" tongue I can't believe it has been that long. It seems like yesterday I was counting HOURS without a cigarette. I've moved across the country, lived and fought with my mother, moved into my own place, endured horrible pain and stress, and I STILL haven't smoked! shocked That really is an accomplishment, and I'm actually proud of myself. smilewinkgrin
FINALLY dxd with fibro on 06/13/08
Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Aciphex for reflux
Quit smoking 08/29/08 (used Chantix)
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson

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   Posted 3/1/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
You have every right to pat yourself on the back!!! Go you! Congrats!

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   Posted 3/1/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats Kelly!  That really is quite an accomplishment.  :-)
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   Posted 3/1/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm soooo proud of you too Kelly!!!! To me that is a biggy.
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   Posted 3/1/2009 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats and lots of hugs!!!!!
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   Posted 3/1/2009 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
HIGH FIVE Kelly!!!
6 months, and everything you have gone through since- that is fantastic!! yeah
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   Posted 3/1/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Leaping lizards Girl..... that is totally incredible. It is probably the hardest thing someone can do and you have done it with fibro and all else.

Huge hugs to you!!!!


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   Posted 3/1/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations, Kelly!  We all knew you could do it.  I bet you feel a lot better, too.  Your lungs love you for it, too.  We are quite proud of your accomplishment.
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   Posted 3/1/2009 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats, Kelly girl!   That's no small accomplishment!

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I had severe spinal stenosis, had fusion done on C5-7, and my life has changed. 

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   Posted 3/1/2009 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   

I am so happy for you. You beat it. I just wish that I could do the same. I keep trying, that is all we can do. But you succeeded and that is great.

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   Posted 3/1/2009 6:23 PM (GMT 0)   
that is so wonderful to hear!!! i love hearing accomplishments like this.... Gratz

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   Posted 3/1/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Good for you.  It is a great accomplishment.  With all that you have been through & no cig?  You definitely can call your self a non-smoker.   Hugs, Denise

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   Posted 3/1/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you do somethin to celebrate.... something just for you...

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   Posted 3/1/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Well done! I know how hard it is to give up, I gave up about 10 years ago now.

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   Posted 3/1/2009 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Way to go, Kelly! Yay!
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   Posted 3/1/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Way to GO!!!! yeah

GREAT JOB!!!! smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 3/1/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Kelly, you should be proud of yourself!  You have accomplished something that a lot of people would love to do.  I'm proud of you too.  If only I had that much will to loose weight.........
God Bless!
Of all the things that I have lost, I miss my mind the most!!!!

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   Posted 3/1/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   

(((Kelly))) You should be proud of yourself.  You are absolutely amazing.  I have never smoked myself, but have seen others quit and try to quit.  I am very excited for you that you were able to do it.  Congrats for 6 months!!! turn

Karen Keep on trying. I've heard that each time you try your chances of being successful increase.  The fact that you keep trying is something to be proud of too. :-)


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   Posted 3/1/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank y'all so much for the congrats. Sue, I don't know if I'm amazing, LOL. I'm just proud of myself for breaking yet another addiction. Now I just need to break my food addiction. I think that will be harder than kicking drugs and cigarettes!

Anyway, I love y'all and thank you for supporting me. You really are my family. yeah
FINALLY dxd with fibro on 06/13/08
Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
Aciphex for reflux
Quit smoking 08/29/08 (used Chantix)
"I'll take the Chivas instead"
-Kelly Clarkson

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   Posted 3/2/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
congrats Kelly!!! WAAA HOOO! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

check this out....you've prob. seen it before...but why not see what a good thing this is again ;)

3 months
Your heart attack risk has started to drop. Your lung function is beginning to improve.
3 weeks to 3 months
Your circulation has substantially improved. Walking has become easier. Your chronic cough, if any, has likely disappeared.
1 to 9 months
Any smoking related sinus congestion, fatigue or shortness of breath have decreased. Cilia have regrown in your lungs thereby increasing their ability to handle mucus, keep your lungs clean, and reduce infections. Your body's overall energy has increased.

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   Posted 3/2/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   

Way to Go! I am proud of you too!! I know how hard it is to quit, I quit 10 yrs ago. Keep up the good work.

Dx Fibro 1/2008, gastritis

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