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Dear You!

Thank you guys for all your love and support!!!πŸ€—πŸ’• Official quit day is Sunday night! Go me! I have the patches, and started weaning down already. πŸ˜”πŸ˜’ Holding strong!

The surgery will be on my neck. C-4 C-5. I have known it was going to have happen eventually. Just hoped it would go away!πŸ˜”πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ But it's worse.

You all are awesome!!! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

Thank you!

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Good luck with the surgery :)

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It should be in October. Like in 6 wks, they wanted sooner, but my brother is going to be here!πŸ˜’ So I told them no!β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜‚πŸ€£

TY falalalala πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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Re smoking:

My husband & I quit in 2004.

At the same time as we like adventure.🀣

During that time, we started to go on walks together in the evenings.I remember being able to take deeper breaths with every day.

Then he switched shifts & we switched our walks to early morning.That is where many of my bird photos are from.Those were very nice times with him and I am looking to do that again once it cools off around here.

A few friends have asked over the years what the secret is to quitting

.My husband always responds,"Don't put cigarettes in your mouth."

Of course, no one ever wants to hear that but that is basically what it comes down to.

Sometimes you have to resist minute by minute but take it from me, It CAN be done! :)

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Yes mamm it can My hubby & I quit back in Feb of 2000. It is deciding you are going to do it. We used a drug called Wellbutrin Recommended by our Dr. took it for two weeks before we quit then for about 6 weeks after our quit date. Got up that morning slapped on the nicotine patches 2 weeks on the highest and worked our way down. Feb. 1 2020 will be 20 years. I pray every night for anybody attempting to quit that they will have success. Mary

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You CAN do it! πŸ‘Š

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Of course I Can! I just don't wanna! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

TY πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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You have a great deal of strength and will conquer it all! Go get β€˜em!

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You guys seem to think I'm Alot stronger than I am!πŸ€”πŸ€£πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ  TY

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I think we all have more inner strength than we think we do, but astonish ourselves with what we can do!

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I had C5/C6, they went through my throat, it was a good op, so don’t be too concerned, you will recover well. As for the smoking don’t go cold turkey, take it steady, have you considered vaping instead of patches? Blessings Jimeka πŸ€—

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Oh I'm going to have to get with you about that jimeka β˜ΊοΈπŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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Face time when you are up to it πŸ€—

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My husband quit cold turkey and did fine. I can see how paring down would be harder, personally. But to each his own. As long as it works!!

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You are pretty awesome yourself! When I quit I joined a Quit group on About.com. Hope they are still there, check into it, there was someone there almost any time of the day or night. You are stronger than Ol' Tricky Nic (Nicotine) About.com has changed ownwership twice and is called Dotdash. Not worth wasting your time on, sorry.

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I hear that word stronger an I'm gonna punch someone!!!πŸ˜’πŸ€£πŸ˜­πŸ€£πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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πŸ’πŸ’—πŸ’You Go Girl!πŸ’πŸ’—πŸ’U can do it, may you be wrapped in Angel's Wings tooπŸ™We all L🌈VE U TOO!

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Awww thank you jazzy 🌹!!! Love you!!πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ  Jazinco You are Amazing!!

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You are awesome! And because you are, you will be able to do this, and take pride in your achievement. A whole army of former smokers has your back!

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Taking a bow! Thank ya ya! So NOT! This sooo s*cks! Love ya! πŸ˜πŸ˜­πŸ€£πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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You can do this. I had C5/C6 done in 2004 thru the throat and it wasn’t bad. Not fun but not bad.πŸ˜πŸ˜‹.

Let me know how the smoking goes cause I know I really need to quit. My determinations just weak. But I’ve got a lot of great grandchildren I need to be an example for. The patches never did me any good I think I’m gonna try lozenges and gum this time.

Best of luck and πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ» for you my friend.

God bless

Donnie

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STOP WIF ME!! Doubled51 !! I started yesterday! Have had a ttl of 3 No lie it stinks! But do it!!!!

How long did you have to wear the neck brace? How much help after surgery did you need? For how long? Ugh this so stinks Donnie! πŸ€£πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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You can do it!

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TY Cabycat πŸ˜€ πŸ€— πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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We'll be on the sidelines cheering the you. Go jes!

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Cheer louder Iona60 !!πŸ™ˆπŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ πŸ˜‚

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RAH, RAH, GO JES!

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You can do this! I quit 26 years ago and now I can’t stand being around smoke. The worse non-smokers are ex-smokersπŸ˜†. Best of luck with the surgery!!! Please keep us posted.

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I quit when my grandson was born. 10 yrs ago for about 2 yrs. But my neighbors were bad bad chain smokers. πŸ˜” I didn't last long when I moved in here. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ Now it will be a smoke free apt.🀣 Juleigh21 πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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Jesmcd2 take good care of yourself.

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How are you? bavery207 πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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No, you are awesome and I love you a lot, Jesmcd2 I have never been a smoker but I have been around ALOT smokers to make me a second hand smoker. Being around them made me physically sick. You can do it, and don't stop trying to quit until you succeed. Remember, one day at a time and you will do it! Go, Jes! :-D

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I have to succeed,. Dumb Dr challenged me.!πŸ˜”πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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You got it, tiger!!! :-D

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You got this Jesmcd2 We will all be here cheering you on. So happy to hear you started weaning down already. I have never been a smoker but my whole family has always smoked and a lot of people I know have been smokers. Thankfully a lot has quit or in the process. Keep up the good work.

Jessie

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My whole family smoked also. Along with relatives, so I grew up with it being normal. I just started smoking late. Like in my early 20s. And quit with my pregnancys. I just have to quit starting back again! πŸ€£πŸ˜”πŸ™ˆπŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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Good luck to you! Hopefully this time you quit for good this time :)

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good luck

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TY!!!πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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Deep breaths moment by moment. Remember if you pick up one cigarette, a thousand won't be enough. I am a former marlboro 100s box smoker, 9yrs smoke free. Quit many times til I quit. Hair, fingers, clothing all smelt of smoke. Deep breathing and cinnamon gum or mints. May the force be with you Jes!! Blessings Cynthia

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Congrats to you!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ That's amazing!!! I'm really hoping this will be the last time I quit also! I already have febreze in the Amazon cart to spray down my home!!!πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ CynthiaS πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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Jess I am so proud of you and everyone in our group who has quit smoking. My hubby has been quitting for over 60+ years. Good luck with the operation, keep us posted and you will quit smoking forever! πŸ˜€β€οΈ

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Aww TY BigMar7 and I will tell my friend you said that! And Doubled51 !!! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

Umm has your husband quit? Still trying? πŸ€” He can quit with us! πŸ˜€ He just be crankier than me! Them the rules!πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

I'm not even thinking of the operation til I have to!πŸ™ˆ. πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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My prayers are with you Jesmcd2, luv you girl you can do it!!

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Luv ya too kycmary !!! TY! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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Good for you! I quit 10 years ago, best thing I ever did. My husband just quit 6 months ago. Prayer for you. :-)

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Congrats to you Both! hairbrain4 πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I'm working on it!!!πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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You can do it. Hang in there. 😁

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Hi Cutefreckles72 nice to meet you!!! And welcome!!! Thanks for the support!k I need it and will take it! πŸ˜‚ How are you doing today? πŸ€—πŸ’•

J🌠

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Hi Jesmcd2, I am doing well. I try to be positive everyday. It gets hard going thru pain but I pray about it and keep moving. How are you doing today? πŸ˜€

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I'm sorry your in pain. Cutefreckles72 πŸ˜” that's never fun. MS pain or other pain, and can your drs do anything? Are you going thru a relapse?

Don't get me wrong, no one here is a Dr!!

But there are signs for relapes.☺️

Me? Seems like every min is trying to kill me! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ But only one cig today! πŸŽ‰

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Hey Jes can you chew gum? I chomped on gum & crochet an afghan the first few weeks, my hubby keeps that afghan for winter time says it's his comforter.

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Hi Jesmcd2, I don't know if I am going thru a relapse or not. I was dx Jul 31st, does a relapse happen early? I am still learning.

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Cutefreckles72 a relapse can happen anytime, unfortunately. The 1st thing you need to check for is infection, do you have one? Like a urinary tract infection will bring on symptoms of a relapse.

But!!! No One Here Is A Dr or can Take the place of your Dr!. ☺️

You can check this out to see if you have these symptoms, and see if you should call your neuro! mymsaa.org/publications/ms-...

But you can always call them or email them if you have questions! Or ask here!

If they are bad, go to the ER!

Sry so late in answering! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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Good luck! I switched to vaping 4 years ago and my lung capacity is much better and couldn't imagine smoking again.

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I can't even vape, no nicotine, period. No second hand smoke. Gotta.πŸ˜”πŸ˜­πŸ€£ How ya doing Juliew19673 ?? πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒ 

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