Stopped Smoking

I stopped smoking cigarettes after around 50 years. So it has been a different week adapting to, or withdrawing from the steady stream of nicotine entering my system. I always enjoyed smoking, still do. Just thought it was time to give it up. Too much info out there how eventually the use will affect my body. My patience is affected some days as smoking kept me entertained and focused during theĀ  long waits for action. That seems to be diminishing pretty quickly now. The grandkids are in and will take the grandson home in the coming week and visit my wife’s brother and wife in Eastern Kentucky next weekend. So it may be a good while before I post again. Another week or longer. Check back when you have time. Thank You for your patience as I adjust to becoming smoke free as the eaglets leaving the nest at one nest this week are also adapting to life’s changes…

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6 Responses to Stopped Smoking

  1. NH Gardener says:

    Good for you! I went to a hypnotist years ago and quitting was a breeze but I still ended up with COPD. You don’t want that.
    Enjoy your time with the grandkids!

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      I had heard that hypnotism worked for a lot of folks. Just doing it cold turkey, which has not been hard once my mind was made up to do it. You are right don’t want COPD. Having fun with the kids. Thank You…

  2. Gary J. says:

    Good to know you quit. Wish you continued success ignoring that demon that tries to persuade you that “just one won’t hurt”. Got to refuse that temptation every time. I needed help from the nicotine lozenges, but that became just another habit and the frequent use was causing cavities at my gum line. My father used hard candy to distract or divert the urges to an alternative reward. He also succeeded, but also created some dental problems. My brother quit cold turkey, and I admired and respected him for being able to do that. All of us should have done it sooner.

    • Jim says:

      Gary J,
      So far so good. Cold turkey this time, did not want to add another usage item. Thank You for the input and hope you are doing well…

  3. Dana Schroeder says:

    Great that you quit! I quit back in Oct 2020. I have an app on my phone that tells me how many days, how many cigs I’ve not smoked, and how much money I’ve saved. Occasionally, I get that urge and I open that app and look. 235 Days, 7,055 not smoked, and $2,116.50 saved. That’s motivation! Haven’t been able to get down that way this year with everything going on, but soon I hope to come down. I’ve been getting my photo fix closer to home.

    • Jim says:

      Dana Schroeder,
      Still don’t use a cell phone but that would be an eye opener to look at on occasion. The number of cigs burned and the fact it would only take one to start again. Good to know you are still getting out regardless of location. Nature always seems to provide…

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