My sister from another mother, my cousin, who is 55, suffered a major heart attact a week ago last Tuesday. 55!!! She was an excellent figure skater in her youth, a real go getter, never knowing when to quit, always on the go (hence my sista). Well when all was said and done, her heart suffered 70% damage. There's a lot of life style she has to give up, breeding dogs, being in charge of the Sarnia CKC, working in the yard, taking care of the pool...All this at 55. Yep, lots of stress and sadly, yep a smoker. She is loosing 70% of her lifestyle, that's huge! I pray that she gets through recovery stress free, and as successful non smoker. I have recommended this site to her before, she doesn't need the 'talk'!
So far my year started out with loosing a non smoking cousin, a year older than myself, I suffered a stroke, but by th grace of my God, no damage, and lost my dear mother.
I am so happy and proud to be a non smoker, it is worth the wicked terrain.
I am so pleased and proud that during the periods of grief and stress I maintained my smoke free lifestyle with pride...And shock!
I have so much to be grateful for, and I'm truly blessed. But I'm ready to kick this year out the door!
I hope all the newbies reading this blog stay true to their quit, the quality of life is so worth it!
Xoxo ~ Kathy 930 DOF