I used to be a lurker here, way back when:)

Blog Post created by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. on Sep 23, 2017

I'm so glad I found this site the third week of June back in 2014 after finding out that I have mild copd even though I hid in the shadows and didn't actually start my Day WON until July 14th 2014, I was reading everything I could about quitting smoking here's few phrases I've learned here, Forever Quit  and - N. O. P. E  - Not One Puff Ever - will give you a beautiful Smoke Free Life because S.I.N.A.O - Smoking Is Not An Option and H. A. L. T.  - Hunger, Anger, Lonely, Tired  - taking EXtra good care of yourself may help you through the rough patches but you must keep them away from your face I also know through EXperience along with so many other Exers here that Quitting Smoking is Doable! Is it easy? HELL NO but is it worth it? HELL YES! So quit smoking if you haven't already and if you are struggling please don't throw your quit away instead embrace it, nurture it and protect it and never ever take it for granted because it's the best gift that any of us will ever give ourselves which is the gift of LIFE, reach out and grab it because it's yours for the taking but you must stick with your quit and keep stacking up those precious smoke free days because it's a Choice whether you quit or not and I really hope you choose Freedom.  I haven't been a lurker since my 18th day of my quit when I was going through one horrendous craving that I thought would never end and actually I'd totally forgot about this site and hadn't been on it since quitting but whew thankfully I remembered and commented on something for the 1st time which got someone asking me to write a blog and say something about myself and my quit and here I am.  one of those Happy Quitters and I CREDIT THIS AWESOME EX COMMUNITY AND ALL OF YOU MY FRIENDS AND FELLOW EXERS! (((((Huge cyber hugs)))))