On Nov. 20 of 2013 I was fresh out of the hospital from bypass surgery and pneumonia. That was a month I don't wish to repeat.
As expected, I was weak and wasn't breathing well. As there was snow on the ground, I was confined to the apartment most of the time. Someone had to be beside me anytime I got up so I didn't fall and compromise the surgical site.
I was spending my time surfing around the net when I saw a link to something called Become an EX. I clicked there and began reading.
I was almost 1 month smokefree at that point. I was jonesing (sorry Dale) for nicotine at that time. The words I was reading were hitting the mark so I went through the steps and signed up.
The response I received on my first post hooked me firmly. Everyone was so helpful and welcoming.
That was 4 years ago.
I hope that my small contributions have helped someone else on their journey to freedom from nicotine.
We all must continue helping each other on this journey. Helping each other to overcome the stumbling blocks Ol' Nic places on the trail.
To the new people, keep walking the path and ask for help before you light that d@mned thing. Keep your quit true.
Those of us that have been here for a while are dedicated to helping others over the hurdles and traps along the way.
I try to offer encouragement and help when I think I can help. I really hope I have made a difference in someones life by being here.
Keep walking the path my friends....
I close with the words I totally believe in ......
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.