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Quit 6 months 2 weeks ago posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
Hello and welcome to the Community Forum!

Whether you’re thinking about quitting, have set a quit date, or have quit and are continuing to experience a tobacco-free life, this Forum is for you. We encourage you to share your own quit story, and support one another through challenges and milestones, in the path to better health.

We are cheering for you, and know you can do it for the long-term!

~ QuitNow Team
2 Comments last reply 2 months ago
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 7 months ago Commented 4 months 3 weeks ago
There's no time like the present to take a chance. It may be the best decision you've ever made and if you value your health and your life well worth it. There is no better feeling than knowing your hard earned dollars are going back into your own pockets and not that of those who continue to poison us with their tobacco products.
ritarunningshoe Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 months 3 weeks ago Commented 2 months 3 weeks ago
Thank you Liz and Lucille! Appreciate your encouragement and advice.
I did read Carr’s book and even tried his method a long time ago. And here I am again!
Thanks again!
Rochfort
Quit 2 days 18 hours ago posted 1 hour 39 min ago
Hi folks. Day three without. Chain smoker, frequent quitter, trying to make it stick this time. I keep saying this too shall pass.
2 Comments last reply 25 min ago
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 7 months ago Commented 1 hour 9 min ago
Congratulations on reaching 3 days smoke-free and taking back control over your life Rochfort!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ It sounds like this time, you are determined to quit for good! Mantras are a great way to reinforce the positive changes you're making. "This too shall pass" is an excellent one to keep you motivated! Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing your quit journey with us. Please know you are not alone and we are here for you! All the best!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 months ago Commented 25 min 48 sec ago
Wow Rochfort great job!!! We all know very well how those first few days of maneuvering the absence of that cigarette can be overwhelming but you are doing it!!! Super excited to celebrate your milestones with you … yes this too will pass and freedom will prevail! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Liz S
Quit 12 months ago posted 3 hours 9 min ago
Stanley πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰. 6 MONTH MILESTONE YIPPEEEE. You are one of my favourite people in this forum. You are so honest and open hearted and I am so glad that I know you here. I am beyond proud of you!!! Half way through your year … the second half goes faster than the first 🀣. I hope you are doing something super special for yourself too!!!! πŸ€—πŸŒΉ
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CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 11 months ago Commented 2 hours 56 min ago
Stanley, congratulations on your 6 month milestone!! You are half way there to a whole year!! Keep up the fantastic work, you are doing extremely well getting through cravings and keeping the 'NOPE' rule! Treat yourself to something nice, you deserve it. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸŽ‚
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Quit 11 years 7 months ago Commented 2 hours 51 min ago
CONGRATULATIONS LizS on reaching your 1 year smoke-free milestone! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ You must be so proud to achieve such an amazing accomplishment! Also, YAY Stanley, CONGRATULATIONS on your 6 month smoke-free milestone! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Thank you Liz S and CaroleD for your kind words for Stanley! We love celebrating milestones together! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 months ago Commented 2 hours 49 min ago
Thanks all,

I still Keep NOPE. Also fighting with the mental crave everyday. Cheer everyone up, Stand firm to say No to nicodemon.
Pocoloco
Quit 3 weeks 2 days ago posted 10 hours 18 min ago
Wow. 23 days smoke free! I can’t believe I actually did it this time and am not only 100% sure about it but am also extremely happy to be a non smoker. Hope everyone is doing amazing and has a great smoke free start to the week. πŸ’•
5 Comments last reply 2 hours ago
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 months ago Commented 9 hours 17 min ago
Awesome job Pocoloco!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ€£. Doesn’t it feel amazing??? Super proud of you … keep being amazing! πŸ€—
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 7 months ago Commented 8 hours 34 min ago
Congratulations Poco, excellent work on your quit and your positivity. Hugs, Lucille.
QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 5 months ago Commented 6 hours 50 min ago
Congrats Pocoloco! 23 days, just couple more days to 1 full month! Don't give up and don't give in! Take it day by day and keep saying NOPE. You got this! Have you planned anything nice for yourself at your 1 month smoke free mark? Be sure to celebrate and do something nice for yourself!
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 12 months ago Commented 6 hours 7 min ago
That's great Pocoloco! Whatever you're doing, it IS working. Keep chugging along and time will just keep passing, that's the name of the game at this point. Whatever it takes (to a point lol) NOPE. Not One Puff Ever!!
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 11 months ago Commented 2 hours 52 min ago
Way to go Pocoloco! Getting past the 3 week mark is fantastic! I found the first 3 weeks to be the hardest. Stay strong and keep the NOPE rule as Greg has said. πŸ€—πŸ‘
CaroleD
Quit 1 year 11 months ago posted 1 day ago
Wow Liz look at you go !! One year is fantastic !! That was a big milestone for me as I had said to myself at the beginning, if I can make it to one year I will keep going....and going. Huge congratulations to you as well, and you are also a huge part of this community and helping SO many people get through this journey. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€—πŸ’•
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GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 12 months ago Commented 22 hours 39 min ago
One YEAR!! Liz you are so fantastic at weaving and bobbing your way through your quit. You have recognized the pitfalls and executed your plan to perfection!! Thank goodness you are here to be that shining light for all of us to see that quitting smoking CAN be done with determination and style.
Go and celebrate!!
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 months ago Commented 14 hours 12 min ago
Thank you both 😊. It has definitely been an eye opener!! I totally get what you are saying Carole about telling ourselves if we make it a year … negotiating with the addict mind πŸ˜‚. I still have to do it here and there just to keep it quiet. I must say though, no matter how much my brain may drift back to days gone by with smoke in hand, there has not been a single time over this last year that I couldn’t breathe/meditate/cry/drink water/journal on this forum through it. Greg, I sure look up to you 🀩. Thank you for being a constant for me too!!!
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 7 months ago Commented 11 hours 54 min ago
Thanks Carole for reminding us of Liz's milestone. Liz, huge congratulations on your 1 year quitversary. Through it all you withstood the nicodemon and did so with determination, perseverence and hard work. Now relax, enjoy your newfound freedom and celebrate with your friends and family. Kudos to you my friend. Hugs, Lucille.
QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 5 months ago Commented 6 hours 54 min ago
Wow Liz! It's amazing how many of us are sharing milestones! For some of us, quitting is still new and for others it has been a year or more. We are all in this together and supporting each other! Keep saying NOPE! You are doing great!
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 months ago Commented 3 hours 22 min ago
Hi Liz,

you reach a one year mark. It is your major milestone. Don't forget to reward yourself. I think now you rarely think of smoking. Cheer you up and KEEP NOPE
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 months ago Commented 3 hours 11 min ago
Thanks Lucille, Shikha and Stanley πŸ€—. We are in this together!! For our new people on board, rely on our support and trust that this is a process … we are here for you all!
CaroleD
Quit 1 year 11 months ago posted 1 day 7 hours ago
Please join me in congratulating our Greg on his official two year milestone!! If my math is correct, it will be today.....at midnight. You have been a huge part of this community, helping so many people including myself. Way to go my quit buddy! πŸ€—πŸ‘πŸ’•
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 months ago Commented 1 day 4 hours ago
Yeah Greg πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ two years is amazing πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ what are you going to do to celebrate? Did you save your money? Holiday time? 😜 if you smoked as much as I did, that would be close to a $10,000 holiday 🀣🀣. I’m sending a huge hug your way. I promise I will take you out for lunch (if I ever meet you) too!!
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 7 months ago Commented 1 day 4 hours ago
Thanks for the heads up Carole. Greg, congratulations on your 2 year quitversary. You've been a huge help to all of us and thanks from the bottom of my heart. Wish I could celebrate with you on the island but as luck would have it it's not to be. So sending a virtual hug and kudos to you my friend. You are awesome. Enjoy your freedom and reward yourself big time as you so deserve. Much love, Lucille.
Green Meenie Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 years 9 months ago Commented 1 day 4 hours ago
Congrats Greg. You've done a great job in not only quitting but remaining quit and have helped countless people along the way! Hope you do something special to celebrate!
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 months ago Commented 1 day 4 hours ago
Congratulations two year Greg D
sabritas@sabrosas Log in or register to post comments
Quit 10 months ago Commented 1 day 3 hours ago
Greg this is a huge milestone! You must be chuffed! I hope you are feeling happy to be smoke free. 🎢🎢🎢
GregD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 12 months ago Commented 1 day 3 hours ago
Thank you Carol for this unexpected pat on the back. Most of you all have been in my life for the better part of two whole years cheering me on and picking me up when I didn't think I could go through another hour, never mind a whole day. I guess it was just taking things one craving at a time. To do that we need to never take one puff again. Taking just one drag is a sign that you are caving and it's REALLY hard to get back on the tracks. So NOPE (Not One Puff EVER).
This two year mark is letting everyone around me know that I am serious about quitting forever. Hell even my doctor wrote something down when I told him, WOW. lol It doesn't need to take a heart attack to quit, quitting before that happens is the way to go.
I am not afraid to say that I am very proud of myself and please know that I care deeply about everyone who is determined to rid themselves of this scourge amongst us, regardless of how I feel about my own accomplishment. We move forward collectively, hand in hand here.
I did celebrate by taking an amazing golf holiday to beautiful Parksville. Four beautiful courses, I've never played, in 10 days....and I still have change from the $12,699 saved by not smoking. Yikes lol.
Even though golf is in itself a trigger, I am determined still to fight through whatever it is that holds me back from total freedom. 'I will never surrender'.
Thank you all once again and I look ahead to all of your special moments as we move forward....together. Cheers
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 11 months ago Commented 1 day 2 hours ago
A golf holiday in beautiful Parksville is a great way to celebrate.....good for you Greg. You are so right about the 'NOPE' rule, it's the only way for us to stay smoke-free forever. Cheers!
CWilky Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 month ago Commented 1 day ago
That’s excellent Greg!!! Congratulations on such an amazing defeat . 2 years is a very huge milestone!
Frankie B Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 weeks 4 days ago Commented 1 day ago
Oh that is sooooo awsome Greg D!!!! Huge hugs and high fives for such an amazing accomplishment . You are also so encouraging and supportive of others here on the forum and I really appreciate that about you☺️ πŸŽ‰ Congratulations πŸ₯³πŸ€—
Darren1980 Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 month ago Commented 13 hours 19 min ago
Congratulations for 2 years, Greg. You need to be proud of yourself. Keep up with your amazing work! Cheers.
QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 5 months ago Commented 6 hours 58 min ago
Carole, that was an awesome reminder for Greg on his 2 year quit. Greg, you are have been a non-smoker now for a while! 2 years is a huge milestone. You mentioned how much money you have saved and for your health as well! The benefits of not smoking keeps increasing! I like how now you are facing your trigger- playing Golf, head on. Its similar to facing your fears. It just shows how brave this step is. Congratulations!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
seaspar
Quitting in 1 day 5 hours posted 1 day 16 hours ago
Thank you all for your kind comments.
2 Comments last reply 7 hours ago
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 7 months ago Commented 1 day 12 hours ago
seaspar, we're always here if you need help. Glad you've decided to take the plunge and I guarantee it will be the best decision you've ever made. When you're ready, no pressure. Hugs, Lucille.
QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 5 months ago Commented 7 hours 3 min ago
Hi Seaspar,
The community forum and Quit Coaches are here to help :) Reach out whenever you need an extra boost of encouragement! All the best :)
ixframer
Thinking about quitting posted 1 day 20 hours ago
Tired of smoking. Would like to save money for my family
3 Comments last reply 1 day ago
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 months ago Commented 1 day 13 hours ago
Hi ixframer 😊. Smoking is tiring and expensive isn’t it? It’s a great sign that you are thinking about stopping … have you tried to in the past? Having a plan in place makes the process flow a bit smoother and there are some incentives provided by the BC government with NRTs to help ease the discomfort of withdrawal if you want some help! I found that with NRTs and utilizing the QuitNow forum I was able to get to where I am today. You can contact a Quit Coach by phone or live chat to help get the wheels in motion. And of course, we are all here to help as well! 😊 There is no harm in giving it a go and I am super excited to help you however I can πŸŒΉπŸ€—
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 7 months ago Commented 1 day 12 hours ago
ixframer, it's so nice that you want to save money for your family and I'm sure they'll appreciate it but you really have to want to do this for yourself as it won't work otherwise. There's no time like the present as the longer you continue the more chances you take with your health. Do it gradually if you must, try to cut down on the amount you smoke just now in order to be prepared for your quit date. When you're ready you'll know. We'll always be here if you require help and the quit coaches can be reached at 1-877-455-2233. It's a free service at absolutely no cost to you. Just give it a try, you won't be sorry and you'll be surprised at how much help is available to you. Lucille.
QuitCoach Elke Log in or register to post comments
Quit 27 years 8 months ago Commented 1 day 4 hours ago
Hi ixframer, quitting can be a difficult process. Saving money can be a great motivator. There are many ways to go about your quit. Some people cut down before they quit to gradually change their habits and others before to quit from one day to the next, quitting cold turkey or using free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products such as the patch, the NRT gum or lozenges or using smoking cessation medications such as Champix or Zyban to quit. There is also a group support session on November 1st at 7 pm that explains how to create a quitplan. You find details on how to participate under the QuitNow Community. The most important though is to never quit quitting! Please reach out for support.
matt83
Quit 2 days 18 hours ago posted 2 days 5 hours ago
I’ve smoked for almost 20 years. Recently I’ve been hiding it from my family and it is causing a rift in my family
4 Comments last reply 1 day ago
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 months ago Commented 2 days 3 hours ago
Hi Matt83 .. addiction made me hide all the time too. It was so stressful for me … you deserve to be free from that stress so I am so glad you are here!!! You can do this πŸŒΉπŸ€—
QuitCoach Ken Log in or register to post comments
Quit 40 years 10 months ago Commented 2 days ago
Hi Matt83
It must be very hard trying to hide the fact from your family that you smoke. It not only causes conflict with the family when they find out but it must be horrible knowing you cannot be authentic with your loved ones. The guilt is tremendous and causes conflict in your own life. I am so proud that you are making your solutions is to quit today. Now you can live your life with authenticity and that will bring you peace, If you don't have a coach then please consider getting one because we can help you with the tools you need to make it and live it. We can help you make a plan that is going to work for you! I wish you well as you walk down the path to being smoke free it is a great journey and we are all here for you to support you. Kudos Matt83 you are amazing
Green Meenie Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 years 9 months ago Commented 1 day 23 hours ago
Not sure what you mean by 'hiding it' because trust me, a non-smoker can smell stale cigerette smoke on a smoker big time. The smoker doesn't smell it but it's very apparent to others. I didn't realize this myself until I quit. I was shocked at the difference.
I'm glad you're making the commitment to quit Matt! It's the very best thing you can do to improve your quality of life going forward. It's not easy but it IS doable! Commitment & follow through is all that's required. You have many people here willing & able to support you in your journey. Use that resource because it will help you.
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 7 months ago Commented 1 day 12 hours ago
matt, there is no better place than here to quit. We won't judge you or shame you into quitting. You do it all on your own with a little help from us. You're always in control. Reach out anytime. Hugs, Lucille
Lucille Brown
Quit 5 years 7 months ago posted 2 days 8 hours ago
A MOMENT FOR YOU
Things will be so much better than just okay! Every problem we face has a solution -often more than one and any mistakes we make sets the stage for our next success. Stress always ebbs, and joy always flows in your direction. Wishes come true as dreams do especially for people just like you! Progress, it's what you're making. (Excerpt from WW)
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QuitCoach Ken Log in or register to post comments
Quit 40 years 10 months ago Commented 2 days 6 hours ago
Thanks Lucille for sharing because these words are so helpful and inspiring and so encouraging to others. Your dedication for helping others is well recognized by all. You are amazing!
emmasjourney
Quitting today posted 2 days 10 hours ago
I'm really gonna do it this time.
Finding this place today with everyone's openness and encouragement,
I've realized to be a part of it. Monday is the quit date, better late than never... but the sooner the better?
Sending love to those trying to become a better version of themselves on this path of learning and growing. You glow thru what you go thru, keep shining β˜†
4 Comments last reply 10 hours ago
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 months ago Commented 2 days 9 hours ago
Hi Emma. You will fit right in ❀️ Don’t be shy … there is no judgement here. I found this community to be one of the biggest reasons for my success so far. Here’s to finally being able to let this addiction go πŸŒΉπŸ€—
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 7 months ago Commented 2 days 8 hours ago
Welcome Emma to our Community! Congratulations on setting a quit date, the first major step to living a healthier and happier life! Just as Liz has mentioned, this is certainly a safe place with no judgment, we are here to support you throughout your quit journey ❀️! We are sending you love and strength as you approach your quit date. Be sure to be patient, gentle and kind with yourself throughout the process! How we speak to ourselves can greatly impact how we feel and our actions! Love the mantra you've shared: "You glow through what you go through, keep shining". This will be a lovely reminder of your strength! All the best! ⭐
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 7 months ago Commented 2 days 8 hours ago
Welcome Emma, looking forward to working with you so that you may leave this addiction behind. You've certainly come to the right place and it doesn't get any better than this. You have the best of both worlds here, the quit coaches who are only to happy to help you formulate a plan, and the forum community where everyone tries to help one another. Congratulations on taking the first step. Hugs, Lucille.
Pocoloco Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 weeks 2 days ago Commented 10 hours 19 min ago
Hey Emma.
I know the feeling and am super
Proud of you!!! You can do this! I personally tried a few times with all kinds of methods. I downloaded one of those Allen Card seminars and that’s when it clicked for me. It has been amazing so far. Welcome to your new freedom
seaspar
Quitting in 1 day 5 hours posted 2 days 23 hours ago
I should run out of cigarettes sometime this evening. I have to quit smoking. It's too expensive and I'm always coughing anyway. I have asthma, so actually, I'm quite stupid for smoking in the first place. I just hope I can quit, as covid has me stressed out beyond belief. Trying to distance yourself from people in Vancouver is impossible. They're everywhere and I take my dog for a walk 4 times a day. He goes after each meal and before bed around 11:30pm. Believe it or not, there are people still walking around at that time. Being 76 years old with an underlying condition, I have to be careful and I'm sick and tired of being careful.
4 Comments last reply 2 days ago
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 months ago Commented 2 days 23 hours ago
Hi Seaspar. Welcome!! You don’t have to hope you can quit … I know you can do it! It all starts with a plan and if you don’t have one, contact the quit coaches via chat or phone and they can help put one together for you. After that, buckle your seatbelt and get ready to do this πŸ€—. Stay connected here … we are all here to help you succeed. This is completely doable Seaspar, and by setting a quit date you have set the wheels in motion. I cannot wait to cheer you on πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸŽ‰
QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 5 months ago Commented 2 days 22 hours ago
Hi Seaspar, Once you run out of cigarettes this evening, keep going! You have so many reasons to quit. Remember those reasons. When cravings hit and withdrawals hit, remember it is just temporary and that now your body is healing. You are stronger than those cravings and the thoughts. Use the 4 Ds, make some changes to your daily routine, incorporate new habits to break the old ones, and reach out to a Quit Coach if you need to.
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 7 months ago Commented 2 days 12 hours ago
Seaspar, you are doing yourself a huge favor by quitting and the benefits are such that you'll be extremely grateful for it. You're never to old to stop smoking and all it takes is determination, perserverence and belief in yourself. Just read the posts here on the forum for tips and information to get you through it. When you're ready reach out and call the Quitline to formulate a plan at 1-877-455-2233, it's entirely free and you won't regret it. We'll also help you as much as we possibly can. We have a saying here, it's NOPE (Not One Puff Ever), repeat this to yourself often to keep the nicodemon at bay. You're in for a bumpy ride , but the end results are totally worth it. Hugs, Lucille.
emmasjourney Log in or register to post comments
Quitting today Commented 2 days 10 hours ago
Don't judge yourself for your journey, appreciate your openness to improvement and positive changes. Let us know how you're doing!
Lucille Brown
Quit 5 years 7 months ago posted 3 days ago
Lets all send good vibes and prayers out to Beenie tonight. Together perhaps we can make her well again and let her know that she has many friends on the forum who love her for who she is and what she stands for. Thinking of you Beenie and wishing you a quick recovery. Take all the time you need to rest and feel better soon. Hope each new day brings you strength. Keep your spirits up and know that we're all rooting for you. We'll be here when you're ready. Much love and always hugs, Lucille. β™₯οΈπŸ’πŸŒΉπŸ“©β€οΈπŸ‘
7 Comments last reply 1 day ago
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 months ago Commented 2 days 23 hours ago
Sending big hugs and positive healing energy βŒβ­•οΈ I hope all went well today! You are loved here ❀️
QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 5 months ago Commented 2 days 22 hours ago
Hi Lucille and Liz for sending good wishes to Beenie! She is definitely missed on the forum. Its great how we are all supportive of each other. Wishing you a quick recovery Beenie <3
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 months ago Commented 2 days 9 hours ago
Beanie, Stay strong. we are here to support you. Hope you are doing fine.
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Quit 3 weeks 4 days ago Commented 2 days 8 hours ago
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CWilky Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 month ago Commented 2 days 4 hours ago
Yes sending many hugs and thinking of you tons Beanie ❀️Hope you got some clarity from the doctor and can be at home . Much love
CaroleD Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 year 11 months ago Commented 1 day 7 hours ago
Thinking of you Beanie and sending you prayers, good vibes and love. You are a huge part of this community and we all care about you. πŸ’•πŸŒΉπŸ’•
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Quit 10 months ago Commented 1 day 3 hours ago
Beanie I wish you were well again and hope that all the experts are taking really good care of you. You are a treasure! You just reached 7 months smoke free and now have a health crisis. We are standing with you and believe there will be a positive outcome. βœ…β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ
Stanley
Quit 6 months ago posted 3 days 1 hour ago
Today is Friday. This might lead to some relaxation thought πŸ’­ that coming out. I won’t give in. It is a sneaky thought πŸ’­ that keep calling you to try one puff or two. This is not a way to relaxing. I went to supermarket after I off my work immediately. I do something to distract my sneaky thought. This thought is very weak. It just try to convince me. But I don’t. One puff then lead to another . It is never end. Also waken up the addiction comes alive again. It will urge me to smoke every half hour. Now I am smoke free. I am enjoying the freedom not being slavery by the nicodemon. So it is worth to quit and stay on the quit. One puff only cause me headache. Smell like a smoke . There will be a stain on the teeth. The fingers also turn yellow and brown when you return regular smoke. So don’t do it and don’t even give a try . It is not worth to have a puff.
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era Log in or register to post comments
Quit 2 months 2 weeks ago Commented 3 days 1 hour ago
Hi Stanley😊

Yes, those nicotine receptors are tricky little buggers, and have long memories. When they are hungry they will play all kinds of mind games on you, making you think you need to smoke.

Congrats on close to 6 months of freedom.
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 7 months ago Commented 3 days 1 hour ago
Cheers Stanley, you've got this in the bag.
Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 months ago Commented 2 days 23 hours ago
Now you have the weekend to relax πŸ€—. Great job getting through another week winning the battle πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
QuitCoach Shikha Log in or register to post comments
Quit 7 years 5 months ago Commented 2 days 22 hours ago
Hi Stanley! You keep fighting the trigger and the thoughts! Don't give up. You are stronger than the thoughts and you control them! Keep saying NOPE. You want to continue moving forward and keep fighting this! Keep going!
CWilky Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 month ago Commented 2 days 5 hours ago
You are doing so amazing Stanley and your hard work is really showing in your attitude towards it all. The sneaky thoughts seem to be getting weaker . Makes me look forward to getting there . All the best and hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Beanie57
Quit 7 months 1 week ago posted 3 days 13 hours ago
Hi everyone. I just spent an hr posting you and then hit post and the sign in sign came up. My post hadn’t been sent. How frustrating after working so hard on it. I’ll give you the short version I guess so that it’ll work. I really need the forum and the quit coaches right now. I think I’m in right sided heart failure due to my COPD. It has put too much stress on my heart. Cor Pulmonale comes to mind which is right sided heart failure du to increased stress related to a lung disease most commonly COPD. I haven’t seen my GP yet, I see him today at 1.:30. My symptoms are recent swelling in my feet, ankles and lower legs, generalized muscle pain worse in the legs with activity and increased shortness of breath and decreased oxygen levels in my blood with activity. My respiratory tech was here to do an assessment of my need for oxygen. You definitely need it with activity and as far as your symptoms go it sounds like heart failure. You need to call your Dr today and tell him your Respiratory tech is concerned. You need a chest X-ray to show your heart and lungs and some bloodwork. It can’t wait. If your symptoms get worse go to emerg. I called my Dr and left a message with his nurse. She called back an hr later and he’s seeing me at 1:30 today. Oh boy I’m scared! What if it is heart failure related to my COPD! I felt too young and yet I was at the perfect age to develop this. The main cause is yrs of smoking! The damage I’ve done! My daughter is coming with me to the appt. My rehab specialist is driving me thank goodness. I don’t need to take a cab which would cost a lot. Please say a prayer for me. So much at once. A 2 month stay in hosp., right arm surgery and now this. I used to care for patients with my symptoms! I’ll be strong for my daughter. My son never did make it down from Port Alberni so he’s unaware of my current issues. I may be way off base and so may the resp tech but I don’t think so. Will hold the forum and coaches close to me on this journey. 1:30 can’t come soon enough. I hope I don’t end back up in hospital.
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Liz S Log in or register to post comments
Quit 12 months ago Commented 3 days 12 hours ago
Oh no Brenda I am so sorry you have to deal with this!!! I am thankful you had someone to check on you and make you aware that something needed to be addressed! At the same time, I wish you just had some chill time to recover from your other hospital stay and surgery. Is this something that can be fixed? I am so glad you aren’t smoking anymore ❀️ Are you struggling to breathe at home when you are resting or only during physical exercise? Oh man, I hope all will be ok with your results πŸ˜₯. I am going to pray this morning for you … you are going to get through this!!! Let us know how it goes please πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒΉ
Lucille Brown Log in or register to post comments
Quit 5 years 7 months ago Commented 3 days 12 hours ago
Brenda, we're all thinking of you and praying you'll be O.K. I'm sure however that if it was heart failure the ambulance would have been called to take you to the hospital right away, they don't wait in cases like this, but then again I'm not a doctor so I can't say. Hang in there and try to stay positive. You quit smoking seven months ago, and that's definitely a plus for you. It could be something else completely, as you've been under a lot of stress. If however it does get worse, please don't wait, call an ambulance as that way you'll get seen a lot faster and they'll be able to assess you and give you the prognosis. In the meantime try your deep breathing exercises if you can, it will help you relax and take two baby aspirins just in case. We'll be here if you need us and we'll all be praying for a good outcome. When you feel a little better let us know, until then try not to worry too much. Lots of hugs, Lucille.
QuitCoach Katerina Log in or register to post comments
Quit 11 years 7 months ago Commented 3 days 11 hours ago
Hello Brenda, we hope you are doing well and are here for you during this difficult time. Please feel free to give us a call if you would like to speak to someone at 1-877-455-2233. If the QuitCoaches are not available please know there are Quit Coach Assistance and our lines are open 24/7. We are praying for you and keeping you in our thoughts today. We are very proud that you are smoke-free! Please keep us updated on your day. Sending positive strength your way ❀️
Frankie B Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 weeks 4 days ago Commented 3 days 9 hours ago
I will most definitely be thinking of you and sending big positive vibes your way Beanie β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒ„ If I could give you a big hug I would. I hope that you can keep the stress in the mind down as much as you can and that the professionals will help you . Im so glad your daughter is with you ❀️Sending love.
DianneE Log in or register to post comments
Quit 3 years ago Commented 3 days 9 hours ago
Hi Beanie,
I know I'm not on the forum a lot, but your post touched me. I so hope everything goes okay and it's nothing serious. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way that everything goes okay today. Take care of yourself.
Stanley Log in or register to post comments
Quit 6 months ago Commented 3 days 8 hours ago
Hi Beanie,

Hope everything will doing ok for you. Don't worry too much. It will soon to see the DR. So Stay strong, maybe not the thing you think of. Take care of yourself good. Cheer you up :>
Green Meenie Log in or register to post comments
Quit 4 years 9 months ago Commented 3 days 3 hours ago
You're in my thoughts also Beanie! Hoping for the very best possible outcome!
CWilky Log in or register to post comments
Quit 1 month ago Commented 2 days 5 hours ago
I am thinking of you Beanie and hoping that today you have gotten some clarity. Sending big hugs πŸ€—