edith2

Motivation

Discussion created by edith2 on Feb 26, 2009
Latest reply on Feb 27, 2009 by katheen
When something we need to change comes up and slaps us in the face, that is definitely motivation. I got a comment today from Alan T. that I wanted to share because he has such a strong message.

"Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to give an update on my recovery efforts. On 2-14-09, I smoked my last cigarette. 2-16-09, I was in the emergency room at a local hospital, due to my inability to breath. I was kept over for observation that night. I was prematurely discharged on 2-19-09. I left the hospital sicker than when I went in. Oh, by the way, I suffer from emphysema. I went to a different hospital on 2-20-09,due to respiratory distress, and I was admitted to the MICU (Medical Intensive Care Unit). I was discharged on 2-25-09.

I am doing 'okay'. Today is my 11th smoke free day. The above incident has left me not only frightened but, also more committed to staying stopped.

I could have been a 'goner.' Give yourself a break today. Quit while you can!"
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