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Freedom Train 11/30/14

Posted by pir8fan Nov 30, 2014

Good morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

  

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides on this Train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this Train is a desire to breathe Free! We encourage everyone to join in the celebration! No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees! Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out!

  

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days! More, if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!! Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

  

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils tobacco and smoking!!

  

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

  

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!! Tommy

  

  

Several weeks ago a very nice Lady in Florida was diagnosed with three abdominal aneurysms. One that might need surgery! Having access to a medical professional in the family, she began to understand that she needed to quit smoking. You see smoking restricts blood vessels. This is not a good thing, especially for aneurysms. It can cause them to rupture! So acting on the facts, her sister the medical professional went to see her. She took her a copy of Allen Carr's book. She took her to the best website in the world for people who are quitting. She introduced her sister to you and me! She worked hard to make sure that her sister understood the importance of quitting. She showed her, by example, that it could be done.

  

When this lady's sister left, she thought it all over, and decided to quit smoking. She started reading the book. She set her quit date, for today. She planned very well! She understood that her in-home job, working at her computer, was a trigger. She was used to smoking while she worked. Yesterday she called her boss and took a week off. She understood the importance of avoiding that trigger. Today is the day she is quitting!.............. But something went terribly wrong. This wonderful Lady quit a day early!

  

While this very special Lady went about the steps of preparing to quit, there was another aneurysm that had not been discovered. It was in her brain! Yesterday, that aneurysm ruptured. She was rushed to the hospital. Emergency brain surgery was preformed. A short time later another brain surgery. Two major surgeries back to back! This story is going to get better. Sandy's sister, Leah was taken off the ventilator this afternoon! She was able to talk and answer questions. She is not out of the woods yet. But the outlook is optimistic. Leah has quit smoking! She can never smoke again. The choice of when to quit was taken from her. It could have easily have been her life that was taken!

  

My point is simple. If you are planning to quit, get it done. Do it while the date is still your choice!

  

Post sctript: Unfortunately this story did not end well! Leah passed away almost exactally a year later from one of the abdominal aneurysm rupturing. She did, however, pass away Free of addiction! Our friend Sandy, aka "keptpromise" has moved on from the site and continues to live Smoke Free! I heard from her about a week ago! She has moved into a new phase of her life that no longer includes me/us! But she does appreciate the support she got at a very rough time in her life!

  

Sandy I/we wish you well!

   

 

  
     

Good morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

  

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides on this Train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this Train is a desire to breathe Free! We encourage everyone to join in the celebration! No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees! Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out!

  

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days! More, if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!! Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

  

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils tobacco and smoking!!

  

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

  

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!! Tommy

  

Good morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

  

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides on this Train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this Train is a desire to breathe Free! We encourage everyone to join in the celebration! No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees! Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out!

  

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days! More, if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!! Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

  

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils tobacco and smoking!!

  

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

  

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!! Tommy

  

pir8fan

Sootie has 5 Years!

Posted by pir8fan Nov 15, 2014

Did I ever tell you about Aunt Lucy? I used to spend two weeks every summer at Aunt Lucy and Uncle Harpel's farm! They were hard working people, who had very strong faith! Aunt Lucy was a Lady who symbolized no-nonsense, good common sense! If you did not want to hear the truth, you better not ask Aunt Lucy! She would tell it EXactally like it was, and if that hurt your feelings, she was really, honestly, sorry! She was not trying to hurt you, but she knew that lying to you would hurt you more!

Aunt Lucy only gave birth to one child! It was stillborn. I remember going with her to tend the childs grave! So, while she had no children of her own, all the children that she knew were hers! And, you better not pick on them, or hurt them! She made my sisters school clothes, and never failed to show up with a cake on our birthday's! Of course she made the cakes from scratch! If there was something going on, good or bad, Aunt Lucy was there! For most of my life she was the only person who's opinion mattered to me! I never wanted to disappoint Aunt Lucy!

Five Years ago today a Lady that I often call Aunt Lucy quit smoking! And, some weeks later when I quit she was here to help me through rough spots in my quit! You know, I don't know if Sootie ever struggled with her quit! She was just here passing out good common sense! I do not remember a single time that she complained about how hard it was! But, she was there to tell you that she knew how hard it was for you! And she knew that you could do it! However, if you could not handle the truth, you better not ask her! Cause she was not going to lie to you, or for you!

Sootie has two children, but she also is the director of many child care centers! 10?? I am willing to bet that like Aunt Lucy, all those children are hers! And, you better not pick on them, or hurt them! In the process of my quit, Sootie has shown up for every occasion, good or bad! She is one of a very few people who's opinion matters to me! And, I never want to disappoint Aunt Lucy Sootie!

Sootie, you are my OAK! And, I love you! ConGrats on 5 Years of Freedom!!

Good morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

  

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides on this Train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this Train is a desire to breathe Free! We encourage everyone to join in the celebration! No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees! Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out!

  

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days! More, if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!! Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

  

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils tobacco and smoking!!

  

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

  

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!! Tommy

  

pir8fan

Freedom Train 11/02/14

Posted by pir8fan Nov 2, 2014

Good morning fellow EXer's! The Freedom Train is on the tracks, and prepared to make it's daily run to Freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal Freedom, and that of their friends!!

  

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring! The rides on this Train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others! The only thing required to ride this Train is a desire to breathe Free! We encourage everyone to join in the celebration! No matter where you are in your quit, today is special, and is cause for celebration! Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you! There are no baggage fees! Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out!

  

We encourage you to come aboard today! Shout out your personal milestones, and those of your friends! Show your pride in your quit! Days, 200 Days or 2000 Days! More, if you have them! Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!! Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

  

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils tobacco and smoking!!

  

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

  

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!! Tommy

  

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