Marilyn.H.July.14.14.

Good morning fellow EXERS.......

Blog Post created by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. on May 11, 2015

I pray each and everyone of you , especially if you are new to this site believe in yourself, believe you can quit smoking, believe that you can get rid of the crutch of smoking, believe that you can be happy in your quit. I never thought I could quit but here I am celebrating 302 DOF at the end of the day and on Thursday I will have 10 precious months in, I smoked for 40 yrs and never in a million years did I think I would be able to quit and stay quit and actually be happy but thanks to this amazing site and all of you amazing dedicated people that are here to help us and give us the tools we need to succeed all we need to do is reach out and take and use these tools that are freely given and apply them to our quit and if we feel that we might slip and smoke, get on this site and blog help, wait 15 minutes for someone to help you and hopefully talk you through to keep your precious quit. I am just as vulnerable as anyone else and have my days but I cherish my grandchildren and I want to enjoy my life and not end up on oxygen because I started smoking again and aggravated my COPD to the point that I will slowly die fighting for each breath that I try to take no thanks. I watched my Mother die she was on an oxygen machine and had a hip replacement surgery but she was in such bad shape that she never walked again at the age of 71. She passed away a little over 3 yrs ago. I used to wheel her around at the nursing home pushing her wheel chair and the oxygen tank. I will never ever smoke again and I pray that each one of you will wake up each morning thankful for being an EX SMOKER whether you are on your first week of your quit or your 5th month or yr  let us treasure our lives because life is short, let's make the most of it. 

Marilyn 

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