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  1. Welcome! 5 days is Great! Those 28 years are in the past. You can't do anything about them except what you are doing now. By quitting now, you can undo some of the damage you've done to your body and live a longer and happier life. You are in the right place!
  2. @Linda These troubles your having will pass if you just hang in there long enough for your mind to adjust. Thinking about smoking is normal for any quitter. Those dark holes, or as I call it, brain fog will also pass as your mind adjusts to your new way of thinking. I am very early in my quit and having these same problems. We Can Do This!
  3. @Judi HI! Glad to see you here! You are doing Great! I am also in the early part of my quit. I understand what you are saying about being cranky and not being able to get away from your own self. As I understand it, these feelings should get better the longer we stay quit. We can keep doing this! Jeff
  4. @Dogbelly You are doing Very Well! You have the right attitude to get this done! I am also early in this quit. I just wanted to tell you that over time, not smoking, you will be able to breath better. Maybe not like you never smoked, but definitely better. I always feel like I can breath deeper even after just a few days of not smoking. Good Luck To You!
  5. @Doreensfree I agree with this post by Jillar and your reply to it. I've always felt like continuing to smoke makes your chances of getting away from it, before it kills you, smaller and smaller the longer you keep smoking. I've been spinning that wheel, or chamber, every day for about 50 years. Taking the chance that at any point I could lose. For me it seems like I'm losing slowly, day by day, year by year. But at any time smoking could take everything all at once. I met an old friend from high school the other day. At 64 he looked so much younger than me and I know he has more
  6. Glad to hear that you are still doing well!
  7. I'm Happy to be here! I appreciate the advice I get from all of you! I even like getting called on my own BS from time to time. It makes me think about what I'm doing and how I'm doing it. I was told that I wasn't ready to quit. That was true! I was told I needed to sh*t or get off the pot. That was true! And I have been told other things here that make me think, opens my eyes and mind to the reality of what quitting smoking is really about. What it requires from me! There are no magic tricks! I'm partially on the train, with one leg still dragging alon
  8. @Dogbelly HI! and Welcome! When I was young I never worried about smelling like smoke. Then over the years smoking became less and less popular. As I got older I just avoided people as much as possible. When I did have to talk to someone I distanced myself automatically. About the same as people are doing now with co-vid. I would also hold my breath as I passed by people. There are lots of people here that will help you with your quit! There is also a ton of information to read and videos to watch. I see that you have already learned to change up your routine at the times
  9. I'm Happy to be here with all of you! I'm doing alright at this point. I don't feel good all the time, but that is to be expected after 50 years of poisoning myself. On the other hand there are times when I feel perfectly normal. Mornings are absolutely the worst time of day for me. Once I've been up for awhile and get my thoughts together, I have an easier time "kicking cravings to the curb." Jeff
  10. @ItsDeb Just wanted to let you know that I am still here and taking it a day at a time. Today was full of cravings, but I fought them off one by one. I hope that you are feeling better and still on track with your quit! Jeff
  11. That's Great News! I'm glad to hear you are feeling better! I somewhat understand what you are going through. My wife has had chronic bronchitis for about eight years (OPD). She uses an inhaler daily. When she gets really sick, she also has to take antibiotics and prednisone. Several times she has been given so much prednisone that she gets real puffed up and it can take months for her to get back to normal. She has never smoked, the doctors tell her that her attacks are triggered by allergies. Mostly certain types of mold. It's rough at times. Well, it's day seven for us.
  12. No, I will not smoke today!
  13. I hope you get some help with your coughing issues when you go to the clinic. If it doesn't feel right to you, you should get it checked out. Especially with everything that is going around right now. Day 5 is behind me also. It was a little better day for me too. I pray that tomorrow is as good. I'm spending a lot of time using distractions to get past the urges and cravings. An air cigarette made out of a straw, hard candy, etc.. Sometimes all I need to do is just change what I'm doing, or where I'm at in the house for a little while. For as severe as they can be at times, they re
  14. I am hanging in there! I don't feel very good at times. I slept a lot today! I'm happy to talk to someone else who is also this early in their quit. Sorry to hear about the headaches! Part of my quit plan is to cut my caffeine intake in half. I learned that from one of Joel's videos. He explains that caffeine reacts differently in our bodies during the early part of our quit. I don't know if you drink caffeine regularly, but if you do you might want to reduce that drink and replace it with something that has no caffeine. He explains that we can return to normal levels after we
  15. HI! Just Deb, Welcome to the train. You will find a lot of help here! I can relate to the health problems you're talking about. We can do this with a total commitment not to smoke! Jeff

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