Thank you for my 9 month milestone

Isn't life strange? So very much has changed in my life since I quit that I have barely been able to catch my breath.

In rough order:-

My grandma, the lady who basically helped raise me was admitted to a home with Alzheimer's and now doesn't even recognise me even though I am the only relative she has that visits her every 6 months let alone every week which is how often I make sure I go.

My mum died suddenly, enough said

My dad, who I have cared for on a part time basis for 8 years now needs way more of my time

One of my bosses died at the firm at which I have worked for 25 years

My brother and I are no longer getting along

I only say all of this because I have a quit mentor who has been there for me through each and every single one of the above, even though I have not posted the way that I used to do. They more than helped me through it all with calm, concise and irrefutable advice and it is only down to them that I have made it any where near as far as I have.

So, thank you you, you know who you are, there are no words to express how grateful I am that you didn't once turn away, no matter how difficult things got or how much I wanted to give in. You are the reason I am smoke free and will remain so.

Also, well done Popo, are you getting ready to skip into he penthouse? :D

Molly x

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  • good girl.xx

    Oh Molly, what a year! You should be soooo proud of your self quitting and staying quit with all of that going on. One of those things would have been enough to make some people start again. You are an amazing girl and it shows in your posts and I for one couldn't be happier for you.xxx Bless you.xxx

  • So proud of you Molly, you did it through everything, never doubted you would, you're a great act to follow :-) Only 3 months to the penthouse, need to start planning that party!!!

  • Congrats Molly, you'll soon be in the penthouse :)

  • Congratulations Molly, 9 months seem to have flown by.

  • Well done Molly - on the home run to the Penthouse now:D:D

    Life has certainly dealt you a few lows in these past nine months - and I'm sure nic would have been only too happy to see you throw in the towel in the face of such adversity, but you stood up to the challenge like a true pro and carried on through - great stuff!!:):)

    Obviously don't know what's going on with your brother but I hope you work it out with him - life is too short, and family is too precious, to fall out:(:(

  • Molly

    Just well done my love. You know how proud I am of you:)

    Fi x

  • Huge congratulations to you Molly :)

    You've had a horrible year but you kept going, I bet you're really proud!!

  • Hi Molly.

    Sorry I missed this yesterday. Huge congratulations to you Molly for reaching 9 months. An amazing achievement, well done.

    Love May x :)

  • Congratulations Molly, won't be long till you reach the penthouse:D:D:D

  • Thank you for all the replies, they mean so much.

    Take care all of you, you are such a fantastic bunch of people x

  • Just seen this. Wow, Molly, what a rough time you've had - I don't know what to say. That's some serious strength of character you've got there. I'm so sorry for all your troubles, hope life deals you some good things soon.

    See you in the penthouse. NO doubt.

    H x

  • Thank you but its totally undeserved, I had more bad and life changing news and have finally met my limit today, it was one thing too many i'm afraid and i and have succumbed. I bought cigs and am now smoking. As such I am now bowing out. I don't belong in such an incredible group of people. You are all stars and so much stronger than I could ever hope to be.

    Thank you for showing me it can be done though.

    Goodbye all

    Molly x

  • Oh no Molly, you have been so amazing and such a strength to so many people.

    I am so sorry that you have had yet more bad news, but is there any way to get back in the saddle, you are one strong lady.

    All the best.

    Jane xx

  • Thank you but its totally undeserved, I had more bad and life changing news and have finally met my limit today, it was one thing too many i'm afraid and i and have succumbed. I bought cigs and am now smoking. As such I am now bowing out. I don't belong in such an incredible group of people. You are all stars and so much stronger than I could ever hope to be.

    Thank you for showing me it can be done though.

    Goodbye all

    Molly x

    I'm really sorry you had evn more bad news Molly, it's awful after what you've had.

    Not lecturing, but smoking doesn't help or change anything does it?

    Don't go, don't give up!!

  • Hi,

    Firstly, cigs are scrunched up and in the bin where they belong because I will not start smoking again.

    Secondly, Max, it was not an "awful" thing. It was just the straw. As of yesterday I have my mums dogs. Her partner is ill and can't cope with them. So including Molly I now have 3 dogs and having them here is very loud, upsetting for them, they are in constant motion because they don't understand what's happening. I feel so sorry for them, they are 7 and 10 years old.

    Also, picking them up just brought it home that mum is gone all over again.

    We will find our way though, life is there to put these mini mountains in our way to gotten over and, Gemma Lou, you are quite correct, NOTHING is bad enough to start smoking again.

    So today it's the groomers for one who is pretty matted and the vets for the other who keeps losing his back end so he obviously needs pain relief. Then it will all be about training them very gently. The big one doesn't even know how to walk on a lead!

    Anyway, thank you all for your replies and I apologise for being a drama queen. Things really do seem more manageable in the morning don't they? Onwards and upwards.

    Molly x

  • I'm so glad you're back on the wagon Molly :)

    Nearly caved last night too and it wouldn't have solved anything - but what a b*stard nic is to take advantage of us when we're at the end of our ropes already!!

  • :eek::eek::eek:

    Noooooooooooo GL Noooooooooooooo

    I am not liking some less-than-fighting talk coming out of here lately people!!!

    This is for the rest of your lives.we will be a long time dead,so get rid of smoking RIGHT NOW and don't look back.:rolleyes:

    Sorry!!

    Kat really helped me so am still a non-smoker :D

  • Good for you Molly. I'm so glad you picked yourself up and got back to normal, because being a non smoker is normal for you after 9 months :D:D:D

  • this thread is over a month old.. but Molly is special to me so who cares. CONGRATS you are getting very close to the penthouse suite! YYyyeeeww! :D

  • Wow, Molly, so many things you have coped with this year. You are one amazing woman and a huge inspiration to us all.

    So glad you scrumpled up the cigs - you don't need them, Molly, but I can totally understand your last straw feelings. Ye gods that must have been hard for you, but you picked yourself up- good lass. Now just another few weeks till it's a year done. Brilliant :D:D:D xxx

  • Well done

    Molly,

    Greatest Respect to you...what an inspiration !

    All that you have been through and still come out the other side !!

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