Pops

I'm still kickin'....

Blog Post created by Pops on Sep 26, 2019

Good morning EXers!  

It's been awhile now...since my last blog....just thought I'd chime in and let you know that you can't get rid of me that easily....wink, wink...One of my co-workers two days ago thought that she heard that I had died on Sunday night....So her being the gossip queen of the water bottle...proceeded to call up all of my friends and ask them if they heard the terrible news that I had died @ home alone on Sunday night!  I had just left the office about two hours prior to her starting up this stupid rumor.  So my office mates were joking and asked me if I was the ghost of "Pops Past"?  I so hope they dress her down for starting such a dumb rumor....lol.

 

On the contrary....I am so rocking this quit.  I have not had any real significant urges or lingering thoughts of smoking since the night before my surgery 29 days ago.  I gave away what smokes I had left to the other smoking vets that were outside on the deck that night.  I told them that I would not be needing them anymore, and bid them good night.  Since then, it has only gotten easier as each day goes by.  There were a couple of days after I got home just the sheer presence of old familiar sites and smells in the house as well....they brought on some mild triggers.  I immediately scrubbed all of my clothes, threw out the old ashtrays, lighters and such.  Then I just recently moved into a new apartment, as my old apartment was flooded once again.  The new digs have never been smoked in, and all of the walls and floorings are freshly painted and brand newly replaced!  I love the new digs.  I will have to post some pics later.  Mac & Cheese are ecstatic!  They love having all of this newly found room to run and play.  There are alot more spaces for them to hide...I start back to work on Saturday, and will be on a new schedule.  They call it the maxi-flex schedule.  All that is required of me, is that I give them 40 hours of time each week in as many days as I need.  No set time to come in, or leave.  As long as my work gets done....they will be happy.  That way if I need to take off for a few hours for a doctors appointment...just go and don't worry about it.  Pretty cool huh?  Well, I need to get out and eat some breakfast, and maybe do a little picking up around here before it gets too deep into the morning......

 

In the meantime....thank all of you for putting up with my waffling back and forth.  I know that it seems like I just don't want it at times, but the truth is....I'm just an addict to this crap, and I'm not always strong enough....But, I'm getting much stronger today......Enjoy your smokefree day today......

 

Pops with 29 Days of Freedom......

 

My protectors....waiting to pounce on that nasty old "nicodemon" if he should ever show up again.....

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