May 31 2019

Stats Update 151 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 151
Total savings: $1,440

Thought I had better pop in and post my stats for world smokefree day.
Glad to have made it to today.
It's great to see so many posting their awesome stats today.
Haven't been here for a while as I am still not well from my operations. Physically I am 100% but I am now having to have cognitive therapy. For the last 7 years my brain was constantly in a fight or flight mode, thanks to the tumour on my adrenal gland......And now, it's still in that mode, so I need to retrain the brain.....All too exhausting, and frustrating... Thankfully I have been assured that I will get back to 'normal ', it's just going to take time. Hope everyone has an awesome weekend.

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May 13 2019

Stats Update 133 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 133
Total savings: $1,269

And the struggle is real!!
Cravings have been annoying me far too frequently the last few days.
I think nicodemon is trying to take advantage of the stress involved with looking for a new house to rent.......Well I've heard it all before......all lies..... As if smoking a ciggie will find me a house....Yeah right!!!
So it's an early night with my book.....NOPE all the way.

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May 5 2019

Stats Update 125 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 125
Total savings: $1,192

And......Day 3 of zero nicotine.....I switched to the 7mg patch a couple of weeks ago, and Friday I forgot to slap one on. I realized around lunchtime and so decided to see how I coped for the rest of the day without one.
It feels great to be totally nicotine free, and by the end of today all nicotine should be out of my system. I`m told it takes 72 hours for nicotine to be totally gone from our system.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

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Apr 19 2019

Stats Update 109 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 109
Total savings: $1,040

Pretty happy with these stats. And I have stepped down to the 7mg patches today. Will use them for approx a month, then look at going totally nicotine free. Have a lot going on in my life at the moment, need to find a new house to rent by mid June. A bit of a worry, as there isnt much in my area to rent. On top of that I am having some post op problems, so more blood tests done to see what is going on, though I suspect its unbalanced hormones, as I feel so 'emotional ' and quite anxious. Not very pleasant at all.
At least I am managing to remain solid in my quit.
Hope everyone has a safe and blessed Easter.....all smokefree of course.🐇

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Apr 10 2019

Stats Update 100 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 100
Total savings: $954

Finally reclaimed my seat in the Hundy Club....What an awesome feeling!!
Have resisted all urges from the evil nico-demon this last week, and am feeling stronger and more confident in protecting my quit. This is such a rollercoaster ride, but worth all the ups and downs that come with this journey.
I am still taking this one day at a time as it doesn't seem so daunting.
For 100 nights I have gone to bed so very pleased that I have remained smokefree, no matter what 'tests' those 100 days threw my way.
Now to repeat as I continue on this smokefree journey. 😊

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Apr 8 2019

Stats Update 98 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 98
Total savings: $935

I feel like I`m back at the first few days of quitting.....For the last week I have had heaps of cravings, and today they have driven me mad!! I am so irritable. Gonna have a shower and crawl into bed and hide away, and read my book. Hopefully these don`t hang around for much longer. I am been seriously `tested`. Only 2 days to go till I`m in the `hundy club`, so no matter how much I am craving I will not give in to these demands.
Hope everyone is having a great evening.

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Apr 5 2019

Stats Update 95 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 95
Total savings: $906

Countdown is on..... 5 days and I get to re-visit and be part of the famous `hundy club`. Had quite a few cravings, some pretty strong ones this week. Deep breaths, and distraction have worked wonders.
Funny how I always related to stress making me want to smoke, but the strongest craving I had this week was when I cashed in a $5 crossword at the local lotto. I had won $1000. Crikey I so wanted to have a ciggie and glass of wine to `celebrate`my win. But it was NOPE all the way. My little windfall wouldn`t last long at all if I ended up being a filthy smoker again.
Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend, smoke-free of course.

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Apr 4 2019

Shame on you Quit Line


Aarrgh!!!! 2 weeks with no blogs. I contacted Quit Line on Sunday regarding issues with the blog page. Was told that my call was the first to raise this issue, which I found hard to believe. Phoned again earlier in the week, to be told again by a different advisor that no one had reported this. So I got a tad 'uppity' with this advisor. Obviously the guy I spoke to on Sunday didn't even bother to inform I.T that there was a problem. Makes me wonder, do these advisors have any idea how important this site is for us all, as a tool to help us stay quit. I find it really hard to believe that during the last 2 weeks I have been the only member to inform QL of this problem. But let's say it is true....QL most weeks respond to different blogs, so surely who ever is tasked with responding to the blogs would have experienced the same, and reported it.
I really hope that no one has succumbed to the evil smokes during this period. Sad also to hear, because of this major stuff up we will no longer benefit from the awesome support and advice from Nana Turtle. She will be very much missed here.
Feeling very let down by Quit Line, the site that's supposed to be here for us to get support and advice during this sometimes extremely difficult journey.👎😡

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Apr 1 2019

Stats Update 91 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 91
Total savings: $868

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Mar 25 2019

Stats Update 84 days smokefree


Smokefree days: 84
Total savings: $801

12 weeks smoke free, and crikey old nico-demon has been pestering me today.
Came out of hospital on Friday armed with plenty of pain relief so am just resting now. 2 operations were done, left adrenal gland with tumor removed and 10cm cyst and ovaries taken out, which I am pleased with, save me going for the 2nd op down the track, but I have to keep reminding myself of this, and have patience with myself, not trying to rush the recovery stage, though each day I notice improvements. So my recovery is going very well.
I think my cravings are possibly due to `time on my hands` and also am very close to the 3 month mark....The pesky `3s` seem to invite this demon to have another go at luring me back into it`s trap...Not happening though...Back to basics, deep breathing, water bottle, ODAAT, and am doing puzzles when awake to distract and try and give my brain something else to focus on.
Not smoking is the only way to go. NOPE all the way.
Hope everyone is having a fabulous smoke-free evening.

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