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kdbgoat

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #630 on: December 13, 2017, 06:01:24 PM »
Thank you Roadhappy.  I'll gladly accept all the encouragement I can get.
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Arch Hoagland

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #631 on: December 13, 2017, 07:50:16 PM »
I'm doing well. I don't plan on smoking any more. This is probably the umpteenth time I've tried to stop. It's the best I've ever done. I came home yesterday. Should be back to work Monday. Dr. thought TIA at first because I had minimal issues, and recovered from that quickly. MRI showed full blown stroke.

Scary stuff!  Glad to hear you are headed back to work Monday.  Curious if you had been taking aspirin prior to the stroke.
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kdbgoat

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #632 on: December 13, 2017, 08:37:43 PM »
I was taking aspirin when I had my first stroke. They put me on Plavix then, so that's what I had been taking. Now I'm on both.
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catblaster

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #633 on: December 14, 2017, 06:56:19 AM »
I was taking aspirin when I had my first stroke. They put me on Plavix then, so that's what I had been taking. Now I'm on both.

I was on Plavix and aspirin when I developed 2 ulcers, collapsed and spent 3 days in the hospital after the ambulance pumped 4 units into me. I'm sure you have read where Plavix is linked to a higher risk of stroke even though it is given to stroke victims...... your milage may vary of course..Hope you continue to do well.
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kdbgoat

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #634 on: December 14, 2017, 07:17:24 AM »
Cat- I hadn't read that. I'll check into it though. Thanks for the heads up.
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kdbgoat

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #635 on: January 03, 2018, 06:46:35 AM »
Whoooo-Hooooo! 30 days!!!!
Still doing ok, and I haven't choked the living daylights out of anyone yet! :)
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edjunior

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #636 on: January 03, 2018, 05:54:52 PM »
Whoooo-Hooooo! 30 days!!!!
Still doing ok, and I haven't choked the living daylights out of anyone yet! :)

Awesome.  Keep it up.  If you need any support, hop online and ask one of to send you a "Virtual Slap" to get you back on track!
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Roadhappy

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #637 on: January 06, 2018, 10:13:53 AM »
Keep it up!  You cand do it, take it one day at a time.

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kdbgoat

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #638 on: January 06, 2018, 01:51:38 PM »
Awesome.  Keep it up.  If you need any support, hop online and ask one of to send you a "Virtual Slap" to get you back on track!

Thank you, but if I did that, I'd be virtually black and blue:)
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Irover

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #639 on: January 09, 2018, 09:12:36 AM »
 8) It's a one Day or should I say every second of the day thing at first! It gets better as the time goes by March 30 this year will be six yrs., never had a clue I'd made it.  ;D The benefits of quitting are worth it!  :))
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jayc2640

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #640 on: January 09, 2018, 04:12:12 PM »
I've smoked for 41 years.  On 12/30/17, my DW and I came down with respiratory infections (she has never smoked).  Needless to say,  I didn't feel like smoking.  When I started to feel like smoking again, it had been five days without, so I decided to quit.  It's now been eleven days, and I've got a long way to go, but so far so good!
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Larry N.

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #641 on: January 09, 2018, 08:50:50 PM »
Super, John -- keep it up.
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Arch Hoagland

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #642 on: January 10, 2018, 03:29:29 PM »
My 83 year old sister smokes two packs a day and has forever.  Tough old gal for sure. Nagging her to quit endangers your life so I keep my mouth shut....lol
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kdbgoat

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #643 on: January 24, 2018, 09:35:50 AM »
Well, I caved in. My attitude was so bad, I didn't even want to be around me, so I'm sure no one else wanted to be around me either. But... the good news is that I'm attempting again. I'm not gonna let this beat me.
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Arch Hoagland

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #644 on: January 24, 2018, 03:33:28 PM »
Never give up!!!
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Rene T

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #645 on: January 24, 2018, 03:48:44 PM »
You went 7 weeks. Don't give up now. It's going to get better. Hang in there.
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edjunior

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #646 on: January 24, 2018, 05:50:46 PM »
Well, I caved in. My attitude was so bad, I didn't even want to be around me, so I'm sure no one else wanted to be around me either. But... the good news is that I'm attempting again. I'm not gonna let this beat me.

See...you didn't come back here for that virtual slap!  Now you know.

But seriously, it's harder for some than others.  Keep at it.  We're rooting for you.
Ed.....KF5INW
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kdbgoat

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #647 on: January 25, 2018, 05:53:58 AM »
Thanks for all the support! :) I'm doing well on this quit so far. I smoked for a couple of days, then got angry at myself for holding myself on the crutch again.
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Roadhappy

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #648 on: January 25, 2018, 07:53:48 AM »
Keep working on it one day at a time.  You can do this!!!

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Bill N

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #649 on: January 25, 2018, 08:01:52 AM »
Thanks for all the support! :) I'm doing well on this quit so far. I smoked for a couple of days, then got angry at myself for holding myself on the crutch again.

Go for it and keep this in mind from a person who knows: COPD is a beech.  I smoked 43 years and quit 24 years ago.  Did fine until just a few months ago - now on oxygen about 18 hours per day and have a heck of a time breathing even after a small exertion such as taking out the garbage.  I did use the patch but had really slowed down before that.  The only solution is to QUIT and tell yourself that you like living more than smoking.  BEST of LUCK - but it isn't luck - it is WILLPOWER. 

Bill
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travellerz71

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #650 on: January 26, 2018, 03:03:32 PM »
When I quit smoking I got some chocolate tootsie pops. It gave me something to hold on to and something to stick in my mouth instead of a cigarette.
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SeilerBird

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #651 on: January 26, 2018, 03:16:32 PM »
I smoked for 30 years and quit 20 years ago. I was diagnosed with emphysema 2 years ago. I wish every smoker I meet could spend one day in my body. They would never smoke again. Ever. You could not pay me to smoke one more cigarette.
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catblaster

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #652 on: January 26, 2018, 06:53:59 PM »
I smoked for 30 years and quit 20 years ago. I was diagnosed with emphysema 2 years ago. I wish every smoker I meet could spend one day in my body. They would never smoke again. Ever. You could not pay me to smoke one more cigarette.

   Or try living in my body where your chest was cut in half and the lungs removed then replaced by someone else's lungs...... that are now failing.

When I quit smoking I got some chocolate tootsie pops. It gave me something to hold on to and something to stick in my mouth instead of a cigarette.



  For me it was cheesy poofs, it seems that my fingers were always orange

   My close friends and  relatives have seen what I went thru, they were with me when all this was going down and they are still smoking, one even started back up. I look at them and just shake my head and think "you have no idea"
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Ernie n Tara

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #653 on: January 27, 2018, 06:49:04 AM »
Cold turkey one Sunday morning 40 years ago after 4/day for 25 years. Went out drinking with my boss the next night. So far so good!

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Bill N

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #654 on: January 27, 2018, 07:35:08 AM »
I smoked for 30 years and quit 20 years ago. I was diagnosed with emphysema 2 years ago. I wish every smoker I meet could spend one day in my body. They would never smoke again. Ever. You could not pay me to smoke one more cigarette.
Well said Tom and I share your feelings - with COPD.

Bill
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Bill N

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #655 on: January 27, 2018, 07:37:04 AM »
   Or try living in my body where your chest was cut in half and the lungs removed then replaced by someone else's lungs...... that are now failing.

Ouch - powerful statement.  Just had a CAT scan yesterday to determine if I have a bad (C-word) lung problem.

Bill
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Rene T

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #656 on: January 27, 2018, 07:44:23 AM »
   Or try living in my body where your chest was cut in half and the lungs removed then replaced by someone else's lungs...... that are now failing.

Will, how long ago did you have the transplant. Lucille and I wish all the best of luck for you. We expect to see you next year at the rally and many more after that.
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Irover

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #657 on: January 27, 2018, 08:52:20 AM »
 :o After my heart attack on March 30, 2012, laying in the ICU I finally realized that I had taken the smoking bit to far! That was my last two puffs on the cancer stick that morning after 46 years and 4 previous tries at quitting! I have mild COPD, just hope it stays this way!
kdbgoat,  Keep up and don't give in, you can do it!!

catblaster: Best to you! Keep the Faith!

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SeilerBird

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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #658 on: January 27, 2018, 09:26:30 AM »
The sad thing about emphysema is that it never improves, it is basically a slow death sentence. Maybe some day they will develop artificial lungs for transplanting but my doctor says not in my lifetime. :-[
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Re: Quit smoking
« Reply #659 on: January 28, 2018, 07:42:17 AM »
:o After my heart attack on March 30, 2012, laying in the ICU I finally realized that I had taken the smoking bit to far! That was my last two puffs on the cancer stick that morning after 46 years and 4 previous tries at quitting! I have mild COPD, just hope it stays this way!
kdbgoat,  Keep up and don't give in, you can do it!!

catblaster: Best to you! Keep the Faith!

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Good post but I can vouch that COPD does not stay as mild.  Mine did for many years but in the last year, things have gone downhill - now wear oxygen for most of the day and just taking out the garbage has become a major exertion task.  I wish you all the best as I do to all who have quit and lived to talk about it.

Bill
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