Well hello all you wonderful people! I have been trying to get on here for a while but I have been struggling with the new format and couldn't log in for a while before that (thanks mark!) Anyway! I just wanted to stop by and say hello and say I am still smoke free thanks to the support and education I received by many of the people on this site!
Life has not been easy but I don't have that one extra problem (huge) and I am so thankful for that! I am 5 years smoke free which is the best.... 10 years since my stroke and I (knock on wood) haven't had another that I know of. Divorced and living alone but my feathered and furry family are all I need. Yesterday was my smoke free anniversary but well.... I missed the train! So can someone tell me if I am supposed to use blog posts or "conversations" and how do I know the difference? I am on my phone (no home internet) and it's a little confusing. I'm sure it will be fine once I figure it out. I can't find my old posts today so I can't remember what I have said previously so I'm not sure what I have updated .. . Bilateral hip replacements went spectacularly... Moved to a different, more affordable area and all that money I didn't spend on cigarettes helped me get into my own little home so hell yeah! I hope everyone is doing well and for anyone just starting out please know that it is so worth it! Do the work and you won't regret it. I don't crave cigarettes anymore. Every so often I will have a "thought" but I know how to handle the thoughts now and that it wouldn't help ANYTHING if I were to start again. All it does is give you another problem. There are so many truly rewarding activities to substitute for that activity that gives you NOTHING!
Well I guess that's all folks! Have a great day ✌️ Congratulations to all of you for whatever stage you are at in your journey!