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But something is amiss in Saudi Arabia!


Botox for Camels? At Saudi Arabia Beauty Pageant, That’s a Big No-No - The New York Times 


What IS this world coming to?

They moved my partial knee replacement surgery up to tomorow at 2:30.  The dead part of the fibula will be excised by the surgeon using a robotic arm informed by a special MRI.  Then that section of the end of the bone will be replaced with metal and plastic.

They do it as outpatient.  Not sure if they will make me spend the night since the surgery is in the p.m.  I sure hope I can come home.  I have a hospital phobia after several really awful experiences.

Prayers and good thoughts will be appreciated.

See you all on the flip side!

You all better not smoke while I'm gone.  I have Guido on Speed Dial!


is ALSO a bad idea!


and drinking alcohol while quitting is doing JUST that.  Alcohol can impair your judgement and make you start to believe that "just one won't hurt."  It WILL!

Please don't chance it.  A quit is a terrible thing to lose.


Update:  Mike made it to the hospital.  Received nausea and pain meds in the helicopter and that seemed to help.  She is being driven to the hospital by her son and daughter-in-law.  I will update as I hear.


Our dear Ellen (elvan)'s husband, Mike, has suffered a major heart attack.  He is in very bad shape and is on his way by helicopter to a hospital.

Prayers, please.



Paging @gregp136

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Jan 21, 2018

gregp136 - we need some help on the playground!


So many questions; just SO many questions!



THIS is stupid!

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Jan 19, 2018


And so is drinking alcohol when you are committed to quitting smoking.  Alcohol inhibits common sense, and pretty soon can convince your addled brain that "just one won't hurt."  It WILL!  One is usually followed by another, and another and, pretty soon, you will need to start thinking about quitting - AGAIN!

Please don't chance it.  A quit is a terrible thing to lose!



Site Closing?

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Jan 18, 2018

Donco - I am on the site a lot, and have not seen anything about the site closing.....might I ask where you saw it?

Also - it seems as though you have not allowed comments on your blog.  There is a box you may have accidentally checked at the bottom of the compose window under "Advanced Options" that would cause no comments to be allowed.  There is an "Edit" option in the upper right hand corner of your own blog window where you could uncheck that.  Then hit "Publish" to get it back up.

You told quite a story!  You have so little control over what life throws at you - you CAN control if you smoke or not!


This image is a "marmuration" of starlings (Photographer Captures One In A Million Photo, Doesn’t Realize It Until He Gets Home | Bored Panda) fleeing from a predator:


Kinda' like the feeling of breaking free of addiction?

If you are just getting started, hang in there!  If you are further along in the journey, stay committed!

Freedom IS as wonderful as this soaring image!




Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Jan 15, 2018

Giulia just posted something I thought important to highlight. To Ralph ( ralphaguilar16) on achieving two weeks of freedom she said, " You are the envy of all who are on day one!"

It's why it's important for ALL on this journey to keep blogging, and sharing.  EVERYONE is someone's hero!  You may admire those with years under their belts, while someone else is admiring YOU for your days of freedom.

Keep blogging, sharing and encouraging.  It's what makes this place work!



Please celebrate with me!

Quit smoking!  Stay quit!  Live FREELY!

It's the BEST!


(and everybody else, for that matter!)

Ask someone here you've connected with for their personal, off-site e-mail - to be used in an emergency like last nigh/this morning if the site is unavailable and you need support.  I was worried somebody would be in crisis while the site was down and we might lose them!!!


"I was going through a stressful time and I was drinking with a buddy and bummed a few cigarettes and the next day I bought a pack. I went on smoking for 33 years"


Well, maybe not FAMOUS -but noteworthy, nonetheless.  Please learn from another's mistake.  Drinking and quitting smoking are not good companions.  You really don't know how much you need to drink before "just one" sounds like a good idea!


A quit is a terrible thing to lose.  Please don't let it be yours.







And drinking alcohol when you are quitting smoking is a WORSE idea!

It can cause you to think that just one won't hurt - and we KNOW better!

A quit is a terrible thing to lose.  Please don't chance it.