Smokefree Days : 1300
Cigarettes NOT Smoked : 26000
Total Savings : $24180

Even after 3 1/2 years smokefree, somedays it's just nice to see the stats.
I haven't been here for awhile but i am still really passionate about quitting, and have had a quick peek at times to see how everyones going on their smokefree journey - and everyone is doing great!
I myself owe my quit to the awesome support here, and i'll always be so grateful to a special group of people i have never met.

Some of those people have also been leaving me lovely messages as i undertake another life changing journey. That journey being breast cancer. I was diagnosed in October. Two surgeries and an MRI later my only option now is mastectomy. I've found it really tough going, but i will get there. In a weird kind of way my smokefree journey has been a great training ground for this journey. The tough days, the rollercoaster of extreme emotions, and eventually the acceptance of a new way of life.

I hope you can all find a way to continue your smokefree journeys, no matter how hard it gets. It truly is worth fighting to become smokefree. There is absolutely NOTHING that smoking will help, or make easier. Nothing. I know i am so pleased right now that i managed to quit.
Like everyone, there were days i just didn't think i could do it, but this site, and feedback and encouragement from the awesome people here made such a difference.
Use this site often. It will be one of the greatest tools available to you - and when you do beat this horrible addiction, the empowerment you feel will touch every aspect of your life, and the lives of those nearest to you.

Be staunch my fellow quitters, and never, ever give up on quitting - no matter how many times it takes. And remember:

We are all fabulous and strong
Stay quitsafe,
Love to all xoxo

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    sez123 said:
    11 February 2018

    Oh nana22, I'm so sorry you have to go through this new phase in your life, you have been a huge to support to many on here including me. You are a complete treasure..sending you 💕and 🤗 xo.

    P.S a huge congratulations on 3.5 years smoke free that is totally awesome! 👏👍👍

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    Thyme4me said:
    11 February 2018

    Hi Nana22,
    It is so fantastic to see your post, you were a huge support to me during my quit, I drew comfort from knowing my two Nana's where out there. I am sorry to hear about your new journey but I do believe your smokefree journey will help you traverse this new challenge with the courage and attitude we all know and love. You know that we your quitline family will be sending all their good wishes and heartfelt support right back at you.
    Take care nana22
    Lots of love and hugs Thyme. xxxxooo

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    Simone012 said:
    11 February 2018

    Awesome stats😍

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    Woodsie said:
    11 February 2018

    Hey Nana22 great to see you, but sorry to hear of your latest battle. Take care and look after yourself.

    The blogs and this site are indeed quite powerful, but it's also the support, suggestions, advice and compassion that all the contributors (definitely yourself included) add to here that make it so fantastic.

    Kia Kaha Nana22

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    CanDoo said:
    11 February 2018

    You're are very special lady Nana. There were days in my quit where your blog or a comment you made for someone, got me through to the end of the day. I've grown my own wings now but I'll never forget the shove you gave me.

    Take care lovely lady.

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    nanaturtle said:
    11 February 2018

    1300 hard earned days-So so Proud of You 💐 posting today. Brave.

    Our newbies deserve our support.
    Expect the same level of Support for You, too Nana22 💕
    Until they take the heart of You, Your Beautiful essence remains,
    And Your Quit Whanau know You for that 😘
    ODAAT -Deep breath....

    Remember :
    We are Fabulous & Strong
    Expect continued caring support- You deserve it XO

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    clarence the cat said:
    11 February 2018

    Congratulations Nana22. 1300 days SMOKEFREE. Such a wonderful achievement.
    I have missed you so much lately. Your wisdom and timely advice is so comforting to have on Quitline.
    I got a shock to learn of your personal struggle. Oh dear!! Such a difficult journey to have to embark on.
    It is so typical of you to be so caring of everyone else even though you have so much personal turmoil at this time. I loved your inspirational blog.
    I know from the way you handled your quit journey, that you are courageous and tenacious and will face this new journey with the same qualities.
    I will think of you every day and pray that you are soon on the road to recovery.
    Take care Nana22. Love youxxx

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    Miss K said:
    11 February 2018

    ❤️ Very inspirational words 😊 Very impressive stats!! Wishing you all the best xx

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    smokefreemep said:
    11 February 2018

    I totally agree with you nana, use this site often its a great help. My thoughts and prayers are with you nana, im sending you healing, light and love vibes 😚😙 take care nana, I love you 💓💕

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    smokefreemep said:
    11 February 2018

    (Sorry nana) Congratulations on your 1300 fantastic smoke free days!! Dont forget that something special nana 😁

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    Blondene said:
    11 February 2018

    oh nana such a shock to read of this...I'm so sorry you have to go thru this...you were always there for me and I will never forget your kindness...wishing you lots of love and care for your journey...much love nana xX

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    Dadoftwo said:
    11 February 2018

    I had a tear in my eye reading this. Especially your world famous 'we are all fabulous and strong'.

    Without your guidance I know it would have been so hard for my quit journey!

    What an unbelievably brave person you are. Going through what would be one of the very hardest things to endure.

    Just one of many hurdles thrown at you, however I feel comfort in knowing you would have some great contacts and family members to take great care of you.

    Thank you for being such an inspiration and wonderful support. Like you mentioned, although we haven't met, it feels like I've known you for years.

    Take care and big hugs and love xox

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    Murphy5000 said:
    12 February 2018

    One inspirational woman 💪👍👏 what great stats. Hope everyone in your close family is looking after you, you have looked after all of us so amazingly well, I wouldn't be where I am today without my nanas💕💕💕 your response to my day 3 blog got me on the forever quit journey. Much love, peace and kindness coming via cyberspace from one of your best friends you have never met. NOPE not ever x

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    Nana22 said:
    12 February 2018

    Thank you lovely people. xoxo

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    PokuruGirl said:
    13 February 2018

    Sorry Nana22 to come to this blog so late. I don't often log into QL anymore - a combo of the new and rather shyte "upgrade" and just a real feeling of not needing that reinforcement anymore. I'm sorry to hear you've been dealt a piece of (diagnostic) c rap. I never know the right words to say in these situations - I leave that to PSPSP. Just know that I wish the best outcome for you - embrace the treatments in a way that suits you and let us know how it's all going for you.

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    Kevz1 said:
    17 February 2018

    Hi Nana22
    My prayers have been with you. I like you don't drop in much now. Hang tuff you can beat this.

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    Destiny said:
    17 February 2018

    Sorry to hear you are going through such a change in your life! My sister gave up smoking and ended up getting breast cancer. She had one breast removed and survived the ordeal. She recently got the other breast removed which she paid for to be done.

    Wishing you all the best and lots of caring thoughts your way. xxx

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    nanaturtle said:
    19 February 2018

    Hummm.... 💕
    More Love💓
    A girl can Never get enough
    Stay strong 😃 xo

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    nanaturtle said:
    26 February 2018

    Huuummmm.. 💝💕💕 Today
    ODAAT OX🌸

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    nanaturtle said:
    01 March 2018

    You're sounding a little chipper 😃
    Hoping things are looking up for You Nana22-stay strong special Lady xo💕

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    Ladylene said:
    02 March 2018

    Hey Lovely Lady .. thinking of you and praying everything is going well with your treatments. You will master this just like you did your quit Nana .. with determination and style. So sad that you have to go through this .. you have been a huge support for me over the years in here and I have been an admirer ever since I met you. Stay strong lovely .. hugs and prayers for healing to you xxxx

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    Kevz1 said:
    02 March 2018

    Nana22, Sorry I have been off for a while, have heard NanaT talk of your trials, you have been in my prayers. Be strong you are no quitter. Well done on your smoking achievements. Life sucks sometimes for reasons we are can't fathom I will say it again, chin up, be strong you can and will beat this!

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    nanaturtle said:
    04 March 2018

    💕huummm 💕xo 😍

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    Youngatheart said:
    05 March 2018

    Just reading some of the bloggs. Haven't been on for awhile. Need to check more regularly. Great news on your smoke free journey. Sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. You are strong and will get through this part of your life. You have touched many hearts on this site and I know myself the inspiration you give everyone here has been wonderful, but now its time for you!! Be strong and you will get through this. ODAAT. xo

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    nanaturtle said:
    15 March 2018

    Good morning beautiful xo
    I've been phone less for nearly a week, but back online now.
    First stop-Nana's 🤗
    There's no amount of words that help right now, but know You're always in my mind, somewhere.
    Bloody freeloader! Get off, getting heavy carrying You round up there!! Lol!!
    No, really- You know where it's at with me. Just offering another gentle hug & a huummmm...
    Keep the faith xoxo I am, for You
    😘😘😘

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    Murphy5000 said:
    27 March 2018

    Sending Easter love 💕💕💕

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    nanaturtle said:
    28 March 2018

    XO best wishes for a safe&happy Easter Nana22
    It's a busy time on Sunday-full moon fooling the Easter bunny, among other things. I hope this Easter brings Your whanau together & it's Peaceful.
    You're In my 💓 heart Nana
    Love lots 💕😘

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    Kevz1 said:
    02 April 2018

    Hi Nana 22, April 9 - excellent!! As before you will be in my prayers, speedy and full recovery it will be to!

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    nanaturtle said:
    03 April 2018

    Hey-Just quietly, I too have, hopefully, my final surgery scheduled for 9April. According to my late Dad, this is the better time ( lunar phases) to be making major decisions. So it's looking like the stars are aligning themselves-just for Us!!! There will be some Powerful Hummmming going on!!!
    A Symphony of Nanas!!!
    Love to You & You know, my Very Best Wishes come with that XX💕
    As always ODAAT
    Stay strong 🙂

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    Sexymwahz said:
    12 April 2018

    Hey Nana 22.. Totally missed you.. Just wanted to share that ii too was diagnosed with breast cancer in Jan. I opted for a full Mastectomy on the left breast and lymph nodes on 31st of Jan. Had the op here in Auckland. At this moment in time I just would love to shower you with joy, healing and blessings as you enter this phrase of your wonderful life. Love you a mili Nana.. All the best with your recovery.. Please keep us updated beautiful.. ~mw(",)h~

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    nanaturtle said:
    12 April 2018

    XO you're a good woman....
    Stay strong 🙂💕

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    Kathry said:
    14 April 2018

    Thinking of you Nana22- hugs and positive thoughts sent your way 😘

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    MichelleT said:
    24 April 2018

    Nana22 <3

    I am on here having a look around and planning for a quit. You were one of my greatest supporters on my attempt back in 2014. I am soooooo pleased to see you have made it, you have nailed the nicotine demon, am gutted to read of your recent diagnosis but with your determination, your gonna nail this one too.

    Much love to you xxx

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    nanaturtle said:
    03 May 2018

    💕only a thought away
    And then a Best Wish pops up...
    Back to here-boosting You 🙂
    I hope today will be better than yesterday....
    Whatever that means for You...🌞
    Much Love, xxoo
    Huuummmm.......💕💕🌹

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    Kevz1 said:
    05 May 2018

    Hi ya Nanna22, all good I hope, nearly a month now, still holding you up. Be strong. xxx