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Passed A Test With Flying Colors!

Blog Post created by princessdeborahd on Jun 24, 2018

I was on my way to the laundry room and it is right across from the clubhouse.  I ran into a friend...a smoking buddy.  The two of us were always trying to quit together for 6 years.  A year ago he was in the hospital and a nursing home because he had throat cancer.  They had to do an emergency tracheotomy in order for him to breath...and also had a feeding tube because he couldn't swallow.  He went through chemo and radiation.  I was with him the through it all.  I can't believe he is still smoking.  Still has a tracheotomy.   Has to put his finger over the tube in order to talk...totally raspy.  I stopped and talked to him and didn't even haveasier a craving.  In fact I wanted to cry for him...I don't ever want to be like that!!!  

Anyway..another guy pulled up in his golfcart and stopped and said he hasn't seen me in awhile...he's a smoker who I've sat with many times and smoked on the patio.  I told him I quit smoking finally for good!!  Told him 16 days. I was surprised that seeing him didn't trigger me.  I only felt sorry for him because he has to smoke.  I told him I have a book that he can read and about EX.  Just to email me and I will send him the info. 

That was definitely a test for me and I made it surprisingly with no cravings

Tomorrow I go down there to exercise and I'm not as fearful now!  Just as long as I stay off the patio!

Deborah 16 DOF 

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