Smokefree days: 1,279
Total savings: $69,066

So in the past two weeks I’ve had two of my kids in to hospital. The first was for a short visit to confirm GP’s diagnosis. The second was to rebreak a badly disfigured broken arm in my son. He was very, dry anxious about the whole thing. It occurred to me later that day that in both cases, I would have had to nip outside in my prior life. It was a weirdly nice reminder of how far I have come because I could remain with my kids the whole time they needed me. Yes, I wanted to get out of hospital, but to leave and not to have a smoke or 10 due to the ‘stress’. See, life will always hand you some stressful times but smoking does NOT make the stress go. That is merely an illusion. I was less stressed by not having to factor in when and how to smoke and the accompanying guilt of leaving my child when they needed my support.

Apologies for the long winded post...but it was a pretty cool thing for me to consider.

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    Blondene said:
    07 December 2019

    Hi Blessed...I'm sorry to hear about kids trips to hospital..it's a very anxious and stressful time for everyone..but you have shown your strength and supporting your son while remaining smokefree is fantastic you don't want to leave their sides especially not to be going out smoking at hospital..I hope they recover well and you should be so proud of how you handled the situation 'smokefree' all the best Blessed xx

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    clarence the cat said:
    07 December 2019

    Sorry to hear about your kids having to be in hospital, but isn't that the sweetest testament to being SMOKEFREE. You didn't have to leave their side to chase a cigarette.
    Made my heart sing to read your words.

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    Murphy5000 said:
    08 December 2019

    Awesome blog Blessed such great stats and brilliant milestones 👏👏👏 hope the kids are on the mend 😊

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    JulieB said:
    08 December 2019

    Hope your kids are doing ok now, Blessed. So true to say that having to find a time and place to smoke especially at a hospital just adds to the the stress you are already under. You are an inspiration. Best wishes to you and your family.




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    Quitline Admin said:
    09 December 2019

    Those are great stats Blessed and I hope the kids have a quick recovery.

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    Hurricane said:
    09 December 2019

    WOW that's a massive amount not spent on ciggies. Good work

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    smokefreemep said:
    10 December 2019

    Sorry to learn about the kids hope all is well now. You should be proud blessed you absolutely amazing

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    Blessed said:
    15 December 2019

    Thank you so much QL family x