I put a line of rocks at the top of the incline from the corner of the house to the top of the stairs and put a row around the bottom of the Hibiscus to keep the bark from being washed downhill, then, put the bark back. Let's see what happens.
When we first quit smoking, the melodrama created by this huge change feels like it wants to take us out....for a smoke that is.
So, I'm telling you
Are you listnin?
You must counteract it.
You counteract it by talking to yourself
I don't mean only in your head
That voice telling you to smoke is more powerful than the weak voice arguing with yourself
YOU HAVE TO HEAR YOURSELF SAY YOUR COUNTERMEASURE WITH YOUR EARS
Hearing it with your ears amplifies it many times more than the voice in your head.
I suggest "I don't do that anymore" because is soft but says everything you need to hear. Say it until the urge passes. Listen to yourself.
You can choose any phrase.
Find something that works for you, then, use it every time you think of smoking.
I swear, if you'll use that phrase every time you think of smoking for a week, you'll think of that phrase first. This well propel you further down the road in your ability to deal with not smoking until you've psychologically let it go.
An old memory came to me last night (1970's) but I couldn't remember the name of the person that had come to mind. My wife knew her through the acting business. She had taken two kittens from a litter of ours. Her husband had made our wedding rings by melting down a large gold nugget style ring of the name of a group I had been with
but I couldn't remember her name.
This kind of minutia puts me in a tailspin.
I stayed up 2 hours later than normal trying to remember her name.
It finally came to me.
She was the housekeeper in Two And A Half Men but I wasn't a watcher of the show.
These kind of events along with losing family and old acquaintances to old age and health problems are the things that trouble me. I don't feel like I'm getting alzheimers because I still have the detailed memories but, it still frustrates me.
These are the times I would have smoked a pack of cigarettes.
I received the report from my cat scan a few days ago but have not received any response from the surgeon as yet.
What I never knew was how much information was available from a CT scan.
The Doctor from the imaging center who interpreted the scan was able to tell me I have kidney stones, moderate calcification of my blood vessels, scarring on my kidneys, high risk of fracture, degenerative hip joints, the list goes on and on for the items I could understand.
What I really wanted to know was the depth of the polyp, the blood vessels affected, and whether there was a more urgent need for action before January 24, when I'm scheduled for the first of 3 procedures to deal with this.
I queried the surgeon through the portal this morning.