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Have been having a hard day today,have a good friend in hospice with stage 4 lung cancer that has metastasized to his brain and he was a smoker. You would think that would be a definite reason to stop smoking, which I am doing but right this moment I would like a cigarette. CRAZY how powerful the addiction is.

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It is crazy and sucks!  I'm sorry about your friend 😢 Remember if you keep your mind busy with other things it'll help. And use your air cig or suck on a lollipop to keep your hands and mouth busy

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It's human nature to deny, deny, deny. We're special somehow and it won't happen to us, only other people. Well, clearly that's not the case yet that invincible thought process seems to stay with us. It is crazy!

Sorry to hear your friend is in the situation he's in but I'm sure he's pleased you got the message and are doing something to try and limit you own ongoing exposure. 

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1 hour ago, Linda said:

Have been having a hard day today,have a good friend in hospice with stage 4 lung cancer that has metastasized to his brain and he was a smoker. You would think that would be a definite reason to stop smoking, which I am doing but right this moment I would like a cigarette. CRAZY how powerful the addiction is.

Linda it is crazy.  It is the addiction.  I actually smoked while I was doing radiation for breast cancer.  Can we say I was killing myself while trying to save myself!

I am so sorry about your friend.  

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1 minute ago, Steven Drojensky said:

Linda, I am sorry about your friend. My girlfriend Katherine died of stage 4 lung cancer last year and I kept right on smoking. Be strong. We are here for you.

Sorry about your friend Katherine Steven. You stay strong too and fight for your quit

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Linda:

your friend has a ruff row to hoe, I am sure you are a comfort to him, bit of sunshine in his time of need.

I am sorry Linda the only  thing I can Offer you Is:

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8 minutes ago, Opah said:

Linda:

your friend has a ruff row to hoe, I am sure you are a comfort to him, bit of sunshine in his time of need.

I am sorry Linda the only  thing I can Offer you Is:

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Thank you Opah, this is why we need to take life one day at a time and enjoy every moment

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@Linda I too am sorry to hear about your friend.

My mother died of the same type of cancer. That was about 12 yrs. ago. My sister and I stayed with her for the last few days and nights of her life. Our father ask us to stay with her. He was in so much mental pain that he didn't want to be with her by himself.  It was awful. There's no better way to say it. She was also a lifetime smoker.

 

This addiction is so strong, that we are able to live through times like this and keep right on puffing.  This is what non- smokers don't understand about nicotine addiction.

I pray that your friend passes as easy as possible!

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21 hours ago, Linda said:

Have been having a hard day today,have a good friend in hospice with stage 4 lung cancer that has metastasized to his brain and he was a smoker. You would think that would be a definite reason to stop smoking, which I am doing but right this moment I would like a cigarette. CRAZY how powerful the addiction is.

 

It's a sad situation at any time but so sorry that you have to watch a dear friend die early in your quit.  It's very stressful and stress is a big trigger for most people.  Be strong and hang in there, Linda!  KTQ

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4 minutes ago, Doreensfree said:

I'm very sorry you are going through this terrible ordeal Linda...

I too watched a Dear friend lose their fight to cancer ...

Sending you a Hug ....

Thanks Doreene not an easy thing for anyone

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1 hour ago, Mona said:

 

It's a sad situation at any time but so sorry that you have to watch a dear friend die early in your quit.  It's very stressful and stress is a big trigger for most people.  Be strong and hang in there, Linda!  KTQ

Yes stress is my biggest trigger!!

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22 minutes ago, Linda said:

Yes stress is my biggest trigger!!

 

Yeah, mine too.  And it's very frustrating because I feel that I have gotten over the other triggers but that one still gets me sometimes.

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