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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
242912 tn?1402543492
09/09
How about you?  Did you get all your applications in?  
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242912 tn?1402543492
09/09
Thank you for thinking of me, El!!  My resolve is wavering, I'm afraid.  I am toying with giving up on giving up.   My moods fluctuate constantly and I feel exhausted from that.  Felt AWESOME on Fri, but crashed into depression on Sat.   4days ago, I decided to lower my Ultram intake from 250mgs to 200 which may have been a mistake.  No repurcusions going down slowly this last yr from 400mgs, but the 200mg mark made my nerves feel like they're being squeezed in a tiny vise so I went back up to 250mgs this am.  DH is leaving on Wed for 5days which might help cause seeing him high every night is becoming more and more difficult to deal with calmly.  Anger & Pain make me want to smoke Badly!  Haven't smoked though, not even a puff!  Thanks again :) ♥
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326505 tn?1304169225
09/09
You deserve a big bear hug!
Thinking about you El and hoping that you come back to post. It's tough to begin again but there are a few that have started over and you could do it with them.
Stay well and when you are ready, you know where we are hanging out : )
Kathy Jo
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242912 tn?1402543492
09/09
Thanks so much for the encouragement!!  I'm doing well.  I'm having to limit myself on the PC as the carpal tunnel and shoulder pain is making my arm feel like it's on fire!  Shoulder hasn't felt this bad since before I had surgery in 92 for a tear.  Felt like I tore it again this last July, but have been ignoring the pain, hoping it would go away.  Using the "mouse" just aggravates it though, so I'm forcing myself to stay away from the PC.  I love it here so that's difficult to do.  I also have carpal tunnel which is all riled up as well :(

Hope you're feeling well, my friend :)  How's it going with the smoking?  Hope you don't mind a little *push* :) :)
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242912 tn?1402543492
09/09
Thank you!  Hubby is still intact :)  Day6 here and not feeling so depressed, but Crave what I hate...a cig!  I'm just bored.  I'm watching Fast Times at Ridgemont High, in between chores.  After almost 30yrs, it still makes me laugh!  

How nice some students stay in touch!!  My grandma was a teacher and I remember as a little girl, her getting SO MANY Xmas cards from her students after something like 30yrs.  I can imagine how gratifying it must be to know you've made a difference in those kids' lives.  Wish I could work even part-time, but pain won't allow me to.  The highlight of my month is paying bills and balancing our bank stmts.  I can't wait for them to come so I can use my mind...work with figures...do what I Love to do.  Would have greatly enjoyed being a CPA.  Ttyl ♥
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242912 tn?1402543492
09/09
I know you will make the right decision as to whether or not to accept the position offered to you.  Definitely a plus, you enjoy this program "the most."  Would that be full-time?  

Thank you so much for thinking of me!  Yes, I feel So Much Better Not Smoking...anything!  I do not so much want to INHALE anything, but feel like I need a "reward" every few hrs just for getting through "life" Lol.  I have a feeling you understand what I mean?  Not sure yet what that "reward" might be in place of cigs.  Working on that!  Hope you're having a Great weekend!!  

♥ Rena
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09/09
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I was going to the game, they play in Toronto once this year and gonna get tickets to that one, I live close to Toronto, buffalo is about 3 hours away. The tickets I meant is proline, it's what I bet on here, lol.
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09/09
Just a quick note to say hi! I am taking the Seahawks today, it's legal to bet here, but I only spend 10 bucks on it. I have 3 tickets for today, gonna win I hope. GO BILLS:) It ***** being a Bills fan, haha. Enjoy your day.
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09/09
Just a quick note to say hi! The Bills? Are you talking about money or my football team, lol. OMG they choked so bad Monday night:( Only the Bills could give up 12 points in the last 2 minutes to lose, lol. What happened to the smoking? I saw your tracker?
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242912 tn?1402543492
09/09
Thank you for thinking of me, Sherry.  I really appreciate that!!  Into day 4 and doing better than yesterday :)))
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242912 tn?1402543492
09/09
Thank you for your supportive note! Yes, day 3 and feeling not so good, but better than yesterday.  It's more the pot.  A lot on this site would argue there are no w/d's from it, but I'm here to say that is not true for me.  Other than the constant hot flashes, I feel so much better, physically.  Feel like I can breathe, but most importantly, feel like I can think clearly.  Not just the pot, but nicotine, with the first drag, makes my mind feel slow.  You will do it El, when you're ready...it's sure not easy.

For some reason, thought you were approved for SDI.  Hmm...only ONE student had to be restrained so far??  Yikes!  You have quite the stressful job.

Thank you for thinking of me, El.  I always love hearing from you.  Hope your day went well! :)
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09/09
Just a quick note to say hi! OMG my bills choked sooooooooooooo bad, lol. What else is new, uggg. Who is your NFL team, i just saw ur note:)
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242912 tn?1402543492
09/09
Thank you, hon!  We can do this!!  I understand about the car which is why I quit smoking in my car about 6yrs ago.  I told myself back then, I'm never gone from the house longer than 3hrs max and I can certainly go that long without smoking.  I'm thankful that's one trigger I don't have to deal with.  Yes, deep breathing, water, vitamins...oh, I'm going to go take those right now.  

So okay then.  It's Day1 for us.  Yay for us!!! :)))  

You hang in there and send me a note or post on the forum if you need to vent about anything that's coming between you and your quit :)
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326505 tn?1304169225
09/09
Just a quick note to say hi!

There has to be a reason that "one day at a time" works for so many, and you my friend will add yourself to that list ; )

I'm happy to hear that you are already working on it again....you go girl!
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242912 tn?1402543492
09/09
Hey Sherry, thanks for the note :)  I was up when you sent your last note last night, but shut down the computer so I wouldn't have to listen to Roger b*tch at me.  Yes, w/d's for sure.  I would be supportive, but he'll just go do it tonight somewhere...he's not ready to quit yet :(

I have not smoked and already feel so much more energetic!  Those smokes really drag me down.  "Drag" me down, get it? LOL!!  You always seem to be the victim of my dumb jokes.

How's the day going for you?  I'm going to go post on the forum.  
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326505 tn?1304169225
09/09
Just a quick note to say hi!
Hey Sherry : )
Sorry about your slip....it stinks : (  
I didn't use the gum (NEVER!) or the patch.... I quit with Chantix. I think that if I had to go about quitting again, I would chose the patch but that's up to you.
I'm here if you need me, don't give up!
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242912 tn?1402543492
09/09
Lol...you remember I "suit up" to smoke.  I'll tell ya, it's miserable to put on a flanel shirt when it's 90deg out, but I do it 'cause I don't want to smell like smoke That Much!  I stay in the backyard where no one can see me.  Can't have the neighbors thinking I'm a nut, haha.  The entire process is ridiculous.  My last cig was an hr ago, it's 10:30pm now.  Tomorrow for sure!  Hope you make it too.  I'm here for you no matter what your decision.  Wow, the mix up with your meds...how scary!  I'm so glad your ok!!!  

Ugh..because hubby hasn't smoked weed for 24hrs as of right now, he's defensive about the tiniest thing and getting on my nerves!  I'm ready to tell him to go find some just so I can have some peace lol...but not really.

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242912 tn?1402543492
09/09
Please do try the B-12.  Add it to your multi.  And sublingually.  After more than a month taking it, I really do feel calmer and I'm still sleeping decently.  I'm hoping that by adding this vitamin, it will help with the insomnia that comes with quitting smoking.  I think it will, at least, I'm trying to think only positively about it :)  

I'm here for your Sherry!  Hope your moods are smoothing out.  The ups and downs are so difficult to deal with :(

Thinking of you...always! ♥
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242912 tn?1402543492
09/09
Hey you sweet thing! :)  Aww...sorry you're struggling again with the smokes.  Me too.  I confessed on the forum and I think tomorrow will be my new quit day.  It's really all about keeping our minds strong and feeling proud of ourselves for not smoking when life starts to get hard.  When life or WE start to feel out of control, we must remember what we CAN control and we can control our smoking!  I am seeing more and more people who are 5 or more yrs older than me getting dx'd with COPD.  I don't have any breathing problems, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time if I keep it up.  

As far as the weight...try cooking at night, no fast food, don't keep ANY junk food in the house and of course, walking everyday helps.  Just some tips that I use to keep control at almost age 50! :)  
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498385 tn?1362449404
09/09
Just a quick note to say hi! Am heading out of town for about 5 days so will chat to you then going to go see bf in Powell River should be fun....Have a great weekend.Hugs and blessings j
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242912 tn?1402543492
08/09
Just saw your mood and I'm wondering if you've ever tried B-12?  I started taking 1000mcg's on a consistant basis about a month ago and I've actually slept every night for several weeks now.  I can't believe it!!  I already take a multi-vitamin, but adding this B-12 sublingually (sublingual is best)seems to have made a ton of difference.  I have been sleeping 5 straight hrs, up at 5am to use the bathroom, then back to sleep for an hour.  Sherry, I RARELY sleep like this and I mean almost never!  Just thought I would share this with you :)

Congrats on day 10!!!!
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242912 tn?1402543492
08/09
I swear, my finger is just itching to hit send before I can finish my thoughts lol.  

I meant to tell you congrats on your 9days!!!!  
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242912 tn?1402543492
08/09
Aww El, sorry to see you had to start over, but at least you Did start over instead of saying "oh well, I ef'd up" and just go on smoking for months or years.  I hope your not embarrased as this happens and you're sure not the only one, ya know?  I know you have a wonderful and supportive family, but if you should need some additional support, you know where to go :)

Thinking of you...♥
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541953 tn?1262586226
08/09
I am just so happy you are in my life. thinking about you and hope you have a great day!


Karen
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498385 tn?1362449404
08/09
You are welcome
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498385 tn?1362449404
08/09
Just a quick note to say hi! Hello there I always worry about you when I don t hear from you. How is everything with you? I know that you were feeling down so message me anytime okay I am always here for you. Blessings and a great big hug!!
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242912 tn?1402543492
07/09
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.

Hi El, I hope the ocean is doing its "magic" and you are feeling better on this sunny Sunday :)  If you feel up to it, let me know how your trip went.  I truly do care and think of you often - it's not just a heading on a note :)

Always your friend...♥
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326505 tn?1304169225
07/09
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
I woke up this morning and said, I wonder how El is doing ; ) Hope you are okay and hope the summer has been good for and to you. Just remember your friend on the "right" coast : )
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803299 tn?1243135053
07/09
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.  Hey El, start writing down all of the good things in you life and by the time you get to the end, I am sure you will be smiling again.  I will pray for you.  Take care!
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07/09
Just a quick note to say hi!you give me hope:)  Way to go.
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498385 tn?1362449404
07/09
Great job on the quit date too!! the days are really adding up. I am so happy for you to choose a better way of life. Hugs and blessings to you today. You are in my thoughts. Gotta run heading to a noon meeting.......Really need one lol. Have a great day.
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803299 tn?1243135053
07/09
Hey El,

Great job on the cigarettes ... almost a half a year now.  Focus on the positives in your life and that should help beat back the blues.  It is funny, I rarely get depressed anymore, but this morning I woke up that way too.  I did a quick attitude adjustment and I am feeling fine again.  I hope the same happens to you.  Take care.
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