Isn't this a great day to be alive. I mean saying good morning to your children with a cigarette hanging out of your mouth. Life gives us a choice to smoke or not to smoke. I choose not to smoke. Have a great day everyone.
Just wanted to wish everyone safe travels to VA Beach. One of the great things is you don't have to worry about stopping for "smoke breaks" along the way. Hope the weather is good so you can enjoy being outside. The rest of us here will be thinking about you all. Have fun and enjoy each other's company. Will be waiting to hear all about it when everyone is back.
I listened to the advice of many EXers and had it done. Drove down to Milwaukee last Tuesday for the consultation with the Pulmonary doctor then had the scan done. It was a bit of an ordeal as Froedtert hospital complex in Milwaukee is a very large facility and finding your way around can be confusing. The hardest part was waiting for the results. Not knowing what they might find can be scary so when I saw the letter in the mail I was relieved because the Dr said if any was serious she would call me personally.
The results were: Lung RADS category 1 (there were no nodules or other important abnormalities)
Everyone please get this test done. Contact your insurance company to see if they cover cancer screening but if you are on Medicare they will pay for it.
I now live with the fact I am ok for awhile anyway. I will be sure to go back next year and have the scan done again.
3 to 5 inches of snow tonight around me but 10 to 12 inches farther up in northern Wisconsin. In the old days I would be heading to the store to stock up on cigarettes and beer but not anymore. Now I just watch out the window without even worrying about it. Life is good. Everyone have a wonderful smoke-free Wednesday.
Read a very interesting article yesterday about bananas. It seems because they are full of vitamin B6 & B12 plus they have potassium and magnesium they may help with nicotine cravings. Not sure if it is true but I do eat a banana every morning and I remember my cravings weren't as bad as I thought they might be. Or maybe it was all in my head but it might be worth a try.
Anyway whenever people talk about my age I always reply "1 foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel." Everyone have a fantastic smoke-free Saturday.
PS: Saw my first robin of the year yesterday so that tells me spring is close at hand and it brings with it a new beginning.
Waiting for them to come out of the oven now. Looking forward to a nice warm bun and a hot cup of coffee. So much better than a morning cigarette. They might make me gain a little weight but it is nothing to smoke over. Everyone have a fantastic smoke-free Thursday and enjoy life as a non-smoker.
Saw this and immediately thought of Youngatheart.7.4.12 (Nancy). I'm a sucker for anything with cream cheese so I think I would like these chocolate brownies with cream cheese. Might have to head to the store to get a brownie mix and see if I can make them. These look so much better than a cigarette and probably better for me.
Many of the taverns in my area where closed yesterday and last night. With the blowing snow (we had 10 inches Monday) and the cold temps (-26 no wind//-52 with the wind) many closed because they couldn't get any beer deliveries. Never seen this happen before in all my years in Wisconsin. The wind has finally died down but it is still -29F this morning. I have no reason to go outside so everything is fine. Would not want to be a smoker in this weather. No cigarette is worth getting frostbite.
Heat wave coming this weekend with the temps in the 30's. Everyone stay warm wherever you are and remember "it is nothing to smoke over".
I have 2 thermometers outside and don't know which to believe. One shows -25F and the other shows -24F. Oh well 1 degree doesn't make that much difference. Nothing to smoke over. Everyone have a fantastic smoke-free Saturday and if you live in the midwest, stay warm.
Besides that I can't complain because I am the one who always says he doesn't mind winter. Might just be brain freeze.
Yesterday morning. Some people don't find the beauty in it but I do. The only problem with it is the very cold temps we have now. The driveway is all cleared now and the sun is shining but bitterly cold. No need to go out for a smoke cuz I don't do that anymore. People in the southeast and southwest look what you are missing.
Everyone stay inside today and enjoy the warmth and watch some football. Go KC and LA.
Lost my baby brother (56 yrs old) to lung cancer back in October now I get a call yesterday that my sister (68 yrs old) has passed away. She had a weak heart and really bad COPD. Both were smokers to the end and nothing I said could change their minds. So it looks like another trip to hometown in Iowa next week.
I now have 3 brothers left. The oldest (73 yrs old) never smoked cigarettes but has 2 or 3 cigars a day, then me (71 yrs old) quit 4yrs & 3 months ago thanks to EX, then next brother (63 yrs old) never smoked but is an alcoholic and last brother (61 yrs old) quit smoking 11 yrs ago. No health issues so far with any of us and hopefully it will stay that way. Don't want big tobacco taking anymore of my family or anyones family for that matter.
Didn't really want to write this blog but if it can help anyone make the decision to quit smoking then it has fulfilled its purpose.