sweetplt

Whoo Hoo 14 Days Quit

Discussion created by sweetplt on Dec 17, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 17, 2018 by Strudel

Hi to everyone and especially to all that Welcomed me to this site.  You made my morning.  

 

I am so proud and happy to say, "I am 14 days Quit from smoking", and in honor of my 2 weeks quit, I want to share a bit about myself.

 

I am 54 years old and Married to a wonderful husband.  I have a 10 year old dog named Peanut.  I am a housewife and have moved a lot with my husband's career.  I am involved in a few organizations through Church, neighborhood, gym etc.,  

 

When I was 38 years old I thought cigarettes were my best friend.  (Silly thinking, but true) I quit for about 8 years and started back with a friend.  I quit again for almost 5 years and went out drinking and hence 4 years later here I am celebrating 14 days quit.  
One thing I learned, Never Give up...Keep trying and Keep Quitting because one day it will stick like glue.  I found my weak spot and it is the cocktail.  Don't they say, "Three times is a charm"...well it has to be my choice and I choose to rid this yucky addiction.

 

I have had health issue's most of my life and smoking has never helped it.  I am an 8 year brain aneurysm survivor of a 9mm basilar artery annie and still have another in my eye that is being watched.  I have pulmonology issues due to my surgery (life support) and asthma.  Hah...and I went back to smoking.  (the one thing Doctors say I should never do)...That is how strong this demon is to us...but I am learning that so is the cocktail hour that went too long and defenses went down and thought one cigarette wouldn't hurt.  I won't bore you with the details, each of you know this journey.

 

I live "one day at a time"...and no longer want this is my life...so on December 3rd...I decided "enough is enough"...and I quit.  I need this site, because I believe in any journey we need to do it together.

 

I am here for each of you, as you are here for me.  So the past is the past...today I celebrate 14 days to Freedom.

This is the best gift I could give me and Hubs and Peanut for Christmas.

 

Wishing all a Beautiful Smoke~Free Monday...Colleen aka sweetp

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